Better Together: How To Ruin Your Marriage
Welcome to Better Together. The newsletter that believes your marriage can be amazing. We hope that you will find this newsletter inspirational and practical.
“Close relationships, more than money or fame, are what keep people happy throughout their lives.” (The Grant Study, a 75-year-long Harvard research project on human development.)
What We Have Been Writing
Cheering for my spouse is awesome.
I love sending her positive uplifting texts with flowers or hearts.
I love telling her how much I love her.
I love all that she does for me, and for how hard she tries to be my cheerleader as well.
It's so easy to become "the victim" instead of "the solution".
We all have things we can do to improve our relationship, even when our partner isn't holding up their end as well as we would like.
But, improving ourselves is hard, complaining about someone else is much easier!
Never go to bed angry
Sometimes a disagreement reaches a deadlock.
Set a time to come back and talk again, even if that is tomorrow.
But that doesn’t mean you need to be angry.
Remember why you appreciate your spouse. Cultivate gratitude for them.
What We Have Been Reading
10 Ways to Ruin Your Marriage
1. Let life take priority over your marriage
2. Take your spouse for granted
3. Marry your work
5. Put your spouse second to other things
6. Avoid sex
7. Get resentful
8. Be unwilling to forgive
9. Stop talking
I think one nice thing my husband and I do in our marriage is always say thank you to each other for taking care of things, even if its for routine, mundane, everyday stuff that has to get done, like dishes or laundry. I think it helps us not take each other for granted.
If you want to improve your relationships,
You have to take a close look at your own flaws and bad habits,
and change YOUR behavior.
Help us by filling out our anonymous survey!
Now, go give your spouse a hug and tell them you love them!
Written and published by Nathan & Kelli.