9. PICK YOUR BATTLES
Not everything should be a problem or a fight. Not everything should always result in an argument. If your spouse leaves the fridge door open and it stays open all night, but you come across it in the morning and the food has already spoiled, remind yourself that accidents happen. The incident already happened, there is nothing much you can do to fix the situation, so simply move forward and learn from that mistake. I understand tensions and emotions can play a major role but remind yourself which battle is worth fighting about. That example can be easily solved with a respectful verbal manner and positive actions. No arguments necessary. Pick your battle wisely, not #everything should be a nasty fight!
Like Aretha Franklin belts– R-E-S-P-E-C-T! Respect one another, you guys are in this relationship together, you are in this fight together, and even though it isn’t always easy, respect one another! Give respect where it is deserved. Treat your spouse the way you want to be treated. Obviously, if you aren’t being treated with respect, offer space and try again at a later #time. But, remember to be kind to one another, love is a great battlefield.
These are just a few things that come to mind on ways to strengthen your marriage. These are some of the #things I’ve personally tried in my own relationship. I can honestly go on and on about other ways you can improve a #relationship. Remember, you know your loved one more than anyone else does, really focus on how you can be a better person– not only for your spouse but most importantly yourself. Change is always good, especially if it’s for the better interest. Let me know your strategies to strengthen a marriage!