27 October 2012

10 Tips to De-stressing Your Married Life


I personally believe that marriage is a gift given to two imperfect individuals so they can share perfect moments together. My husband and I recently celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary.  We went to the concert of one of our favorite bands and had a nice time reminiscing our so-called “perfect moments” through the years. It actually felt like we were going out for the first time, just having fun and enjoying each other’s company. For a moment, we were two best of friends sharing one life together. 

It was definitely far from how we were days before our anniversary. We were arguing a lot, stressed out over every little thing, be it working out our schedules, finances, house chores, parenting… we were definitely getting into each other’s nerves. But spending quality time – just the two of us – was exactly what we needed to de-stress our married life and it benefited us both. It suddenly felt like we were newlyweds once again! 

It’s probably difficult to imagine at times how married life can be so happy and “rosy” one minute, only to turn into a battlefield the next day. It’s difficult enough to make a relationship between two different, imperfect individuals work, but with so much more to building a life together – raising children, managing finances, balancing work and home, in-laws, personal responsibilities - marriage can be extremely stressful.

Here are 10 ways to de-stress, be a better spouse, and enjoy a happy marital relationship:



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