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Tips for Breathing New Life into Your Marriage

Tips for Breathing New Life into Your Marriage

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It’s a sad fact of life that marriages can sometimes end up on the rocks, with neither partner having any clear idea over how the difficulties began, or what went wrong.

While services such as Austin Kemp Family Law Lawyers can be invaluable for resolving legal disputes if worst comes to worst, it’s always worth trying as many steps as possible to salvage the relationship before it gets to that point.

Here are a few tips for helping to breathe new life into your marriage once you’ve hit a rough patch or communication has broken down.

Get professional counselling

The first port of call for all serious marriage issues is professional counselling. Often, when issues build up in a relationship, it becomes very difficult for both partners to see things objectively and communicate in a clear headed way. What begins as a minor spat can easily turn into a major issue if communication has broken down tempers are too easily lost.

A relationship counsellor should specialise in helping a couple to communicate and explore options for dealing with their grievances and issues, and moving forward towards a reasonable conclusion.

Not only will counselling sessions likely help each of you to see things from a new perspective, it will also give you a space where you can calm down and explore the issues in a level-headed setting.

Commit to spending time together each day

A major source of tension in many relationships is the sense from one party or the other, that they’re being neglected by their spouse, or at least, are not being treated as a priority in the relationship. These issues are often tricky, because both sides will routinely consider themselves to be in the right.

A man who works long hours might get angry when his wife expresses that she wants him to spend more time with her,  because, to him, he’s sacrificing his time and energy doing that something that he may not enjoy, for the good of the family. The same situation can apply equally with the roles reversed.

When all’s said and done, very few people in the present day really feel that they’ve got “enough” time at their disposal. Nonetheless, for a relationship to thrive, couples simply must find a way of making time for each other and showing their affection.

This could be as simple as taking the time to have dinner and watch a TV show together each day.

Open up to one another and have the difficult conversations

It’s a cliche that poor communication is at the heart of most relationship issues, but it’s a cliche that holds true. There are few things as destructive to a relationship as one, or both, partners being unable or unwilling to communicate their feelings, frustrations, and desires.

Poor communication leads to the bottling up of resentment and other hard feelings, it prevents solutions from being explored when they could be most effective, and it prevents couples from truly understanding each other’s needs.

Any couple hoping to breathe new life into their relationship has to start sitting down with each other, opening up, and having the difficult conversations.

Naomi Isted

Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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