In this article, we will be going over 11 ways on how to make a relationship stronger. Married couples who are having financial difficulties can also have marital problems if they ignore keeping the relationship healthy.
If you are one of the many people going through a turbulent time financially (or otherwise) right now, how are you dealing with it?
Here is some advice about how to get through any turbulent times and not lose the love of your life at the same time.
11 Ways On How To Make A Relationship Stronger:
Money and possessions are nice to have, but we all know the most important part of our lives. The most important thing is to be happy, and to be happy, you need to love and be loved.
The essential parts of your life then are your wife, your family, and your friends. These are all relationships that are the keystone of who and what you are.
Step one in getting through turbulent times is to remember the importance of the relationships. Don’t take your frustrations out on the ones you love and the ones who love you. Remember that to have a happy life is to have a happy wife (trite but true!).
Keep things in perspective. Money is money. A roof over your head is important, but having a love of your life beside you throughout it all is even more important.
No one knows what will happen, not the media, not the financial gurus on Wall Street, not the psychics, or even the president of the United States or Prime Ministers of any of the Commonwealth nations.
You are on life’s journey, and it is an adventure that you cannot always control. You might have to go with the flow for a while. And isn’t it better to go with others than doing it alone?
So how do you keep yourself from exploding at the family? How do you keep yourself sane when all about you others are going mad? How do you keep your wife and family happy at such times?
Here Are Eleven Tips For You:
1). Don’t React:
When something is said or done that causes a reaction within you, stop. Before you respond, take several deep breaths. Count to 15.
Visualize the big picture. Visualize the loving relationship that you have with this person. Give yourself time to choose your response rather than reacting without thinking.
If you need to tell the other person that you need time, say, “Just a minute.” Or use the famous line by John Cage from the TV show Ally McBeal: “I need a moment.”
2). Be Active In Your Life:
Take up a physical sport that you do daily or at least 3 times a week. What about jogging? Jogging doesn’t cost money! Anything that requires physical exercise is good for you at a time like this. It could be shoveling snow or digging holes in your garden!
3). Take Up Martial Arts:
Take up Tai Chi, Kung Fu, or any other martial arts that get your physical focus going. Tai Chi is a physical exercise that focuses the mind while conditioning the body.
Practicing twenty minutes a day dissipates stress, reduces stress-related debilities, increases stamina, and strengthens the body and will.
4). Give Up Caffeine:
Give up caffeine. Really! It helps you keep calm all day and evening. And helps you sleep. I’ve noticed the more caffeine that you have, the more agitated and irritated you become at every little thing.
5). Exercise Anger By Yourself:
If you have the urge to hit someone, pick up something soft and throw it as hard as you can at the floor, wall, or ceiling. Don’t aim it at anyone. If you’re the type of person that abuses a wife, that person should be put in prison for a minimum of 10 years.
That is not something we tolerate in society, and it is absolute disrespect to women. Women are extremely sacred, special and should be treated as such.
If your wife has done something and it bugs, you don’t display your anger there but make sure that you display your anger alone where you can vent properly.
6.) Talk To Someone About Your Problems:
Have a friend who can discuss your problems – whether it be your wife, another man, or your sister. Perhaps a counselor or a coach.
When people discuss the things that are bothering them and get another’s input into the situation, they can deal with anything in a much stronger way.
Remember to balance your life. The important rule for you now is to take on what you can handle and not overextend yourself. Find the balance.
Don’t take on more than you can manage, especially in times of stress. The drawback of your commitments and look after yourself and your family first.
Don’t pressure yourself to achieve more than you can handle. You may have to learn how to say “no” to committees, organizations, and friends.
At least until you have your life back in control, help others. Helping others takes the stress and focus off your own problems and helps you feel good about yourself.
8). Play And Laugh:
Remember to take time to play and to laugh. Laughter is a natural de-stressor and can increase your immune system and improve your physical health. It can also make you a person that other people enjoy being around.
Pay attention to the music that you put on your iPod. Have one relaxing playlist, de-stressing music that you can pop into your ears when you need to find a calm moment. Have another playlist that gets you up and dancing when it is time to play.
10). Be Proactive:
Be proactive. Create a lifestyle that doesn’t tax your resources. Do what you need to at work and at home that shows your leadership ability and your ability to solve problems – no matter how big or how small. Give yourself little victories every day.
11). Say I Love you:
Remember to say “I love you” whenever you can. Get that kiss and hug. Find something to make you and your spouse or family laugh each day, and that you know will keep your wife happy. Remember to enjoy life throughout the hardships.
In every relationship, it takes effort from both people involved. But the first thing that you must always remember is that love must be at the center of it all.
Love is the greatest force that brings people together and causes service to be spread throughout the world. The more love that you can show towards your significant other, the faster your relationship will get better and heal.