Relationship Tips for a Happy Marriage Part 9: Lighten Up
If you are looking for ways to build a relationship and have fun at the same time, you are in the right place.
All married couples go through rough patches in their relationships and if these so called “rough patches” are not properly managed, they can cause tension at home. This can in turn cause the couple to go looking for light moments elsewhere. Below are a few tips for a relationship to help you eliminate tension at home and create a relaxed atmosphere.
Humor and Laughter are Good for the Soul
Do you sometimes get caught up in your daily routine?
Are you constantly rushing to complete one task or the other before the end of the day?
Many married couples get caught up in their jobs, bills, kids and trying to ensure that everything in the home runs smoothly, forgetting that laughter is good for the soul. When a couple laughs together, tension begins to melt away making it easier for the couple to solve relationship problems.
In addition, if you can find humor in a situation, you will realize that it’s not as bad as it seems. So why not go ahead and add humor and laughter to your daily routine?
Marriage is not a competition where you constantly try to outshine your partner. On the contrary, it is one of the few safe places where you can be silly without fear of judgment. So every once in awhile, let your hair down and try something new that neither of you has done before. It’s one of the easiest ways to build a happy marriage! Silliness breeds openness, honesty and trust, all of which are important ingredients for a happy marriage.
Contrary to popular belief, play in marriage doesn’t have to be planned or involve competitive sports and expensive technology. It can be as simple as turning the hose on each other when you are watering the lawn – as long as you both have fun. Play is also a great way to bring forth optimism in a relationship and eases burdens.
Think Outside the Box
After you have been married for a long time, everything from wedding anniversaries to date nights begins to seem boring. This can cause a couple to grow distant and disconnect from each other. To avoid this, try a new activity or restaurant together every now and then. This will give you time to share the day’s challenges and achievements with each other away from all the routine of daily life.
Having light moments with your spouse is one of the most enjoyable ways to build a relationship. Take 30 minutes to be silly and play with your partner today and see what happens!