(Closed) How do you keep your love thriving?

posted 5 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@ash064:  Reviving the post! I agree with honest communication and quality time. We’re currently trying to get a bit more active since we’ve both put on some flab lately. I’ll add to the list being silly together. We live together, are saving for a house, pay for groceries etc together – but we are super silly sometimes!

Post # 4
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6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Dr. John Gottman says that happy marriages have 5x more happy bids and turns than other marriages.  Bids and turns are little positive ways to interact with your spouse.  A hug and kiss when you come home from work (instead of yelling I’m home then go to another room), closing your computer when your spouse is talking to you (instead of saying uh-huh when you’re not listening and continuing to surf), pouring them a cup of coffee in the morning.  Sometimes you don’t always want to, but you do it anyway.

All these little positive things really add up and make a difference.

Post # 5
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1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have a tendency to tell him how proud  of him I am. I also tell him how much I love and respect him and what he means to me and how my life would be empty without him. Men need to know that you appreciate them and the little and big things they do.

I make sure I take care of myself and my appearance because I think it is important to look good for him. I am very supportive to him emotionally because he is away right now and he needs to know that I am in it for the long haul.

 

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