We've all made mistakes in one way or another. Accept the responsibility for your actions and apologize to your spouse. Recognizing that we're all flawed in some way puts us on the path towards forgiveness and healing.
Sweeping your true feelings under the rug does not mean that a situation is resolved. At some point, your feelings will resurface and has the potential to cause some damage to your relationship. Take a look at our Move Past the Past article.
It's hard to move on from past hurts. Here are some tips that can help: 1. Express your feelings of pain or take responsibility for your actions if you are at fault 2. Make the choice to move forward and come up with a plan that minimizes the chance of the situation reoccurring 3. Forgive... Continue Reading →
Focus on the present joys that you have. Meditating on past hurts/circumstances will only hinder the enjoyment of what you have now and will have in the future.
Many couples find themselves in a cyclical sexual routine; each action can be predicted by either spouse. This can result in boredom. Surprise your spouse by doing something totally unexpected while having sex. After all, variety is the spice of life.
Celebrate the goals you achieved last year and discover new ones to work on together. If you didn't meet your goals for 2019, put a different strategy into action that will bring you closer accomplishing them.
A few years ago, Lois and I were overseas and we bumped into a couple who's relationship was struggling—and I mean, struggling.
Marriage goal setting tip: Do some personal reflection before you and your spouse actually begin setting goals together. By discussing your personal reflections first, you'll have a better understanding of what your relationship needs and what kind of goals you should both work towards.