Love is something that constantly has to be strengthened in marriage. Regardless if you've been married for a month or 50 years, carelessness in strengthening your marriage can allow infidelity to sneak through the door. Marriage requires everyday communication and sacrifice to keep the flame burning.
How can you avoid infidelity in your marriage? These 11 tips will give you some ideas.
1. Be happy as you are
Love yourself as you are. If you think you have neglected your physical appearance, try exercising to feel better. Do simple things to raise your self-esteem in order to feel spectacular.
2. Pay attention to your husband
When your husband gets home from work, acknowledge him. Set aside what you are doing to greet him with a hug and a kiss. For that moment give all your attention to him. This helps your spouse feel important, and increases his desire to be home with his family.
3. Keep your word
When you tell your husband you will do something, try to get it done when you say you will. Your husband should be someone you can depend on, and he needs to be able to depend on you as well.
4. Be work partners
Help make your home an enjoyable place to be. This should be a place of joy for your family. Share in the household chores and do your part to make it a good place for each of your family members, where they can come to relax.
5. Communicate effectively with your partner
Share your experiences with your husband. Ask for opinions and advice, give support, and chatter about both the tiny trivial things as well as the deeper, important ones. Remember; good communication is the basis of stability.
6. Get involved in finances
Get involved in household spending. Suggest ideas and be alert to how money is received and spent. This way you will know how much money is available for food, entertainment, clothing and sustenance. Live within the budget you both planned and help him to do the same.
7. Always surprise your partner
Surprising your partner with cards, candy or small gifts helps keep love alive in a marriage. Remind him every day that you love him.
8. Participate actively in each other's social lives
Adriana Acosta studied communication, is the mother of a teenager, and is currently engaged in teaching and research on a university level in Puerto Vallarta. She publishes his writings in hopes to help people.