Relationship Tips for a Happy Marriage Part 15: Special Greeting
How you greet your partner in the morning or when they come home from work can affect romance in marriage and the general health of your relationship. A simple “Hi!” without eye contact and affection, could turn a potentially happy and relaxed evening into a quiet and disconnected one. However, I have good news for you. You can easily learn how to lovingly greet your significant other and make them feel appreciated.
Are you often busy watching television or making dinner by the time your partner comes home?
These and other activities can stop you from properly acknowledging your spouse’s presence when they first walk in. Remember, a distracted “Hi” doesn’t count. Stop what you are doing, make eye contact with your partner and greet him or her warmly and affectionately.
On the other hand if you are the one coming home, greet your significant other before anyone else including the kids, guests and pets. Even if your dog gets to you before your spouse does, keep walking towards your partner.
Look Excited and be Affectionate
The last thing your spouse wants to come home to after a long day at work is a bored and irritable you. Show how excited you are to see them and convey how much you missed them. Nothing says ‘welcome home’ like a warm hug and kiss. If you want to go an extra mile, offer them a hot cup of coffee, a bouquet of flowers or a special treat for dessert. This shows you were thinking about him or her while he or she was away.
If you had a rough day, do not unleash your frustrations and complaints as soon as your husband or wife walks through the door. Keep this and other negative information to yourself until your partner has had some time to relax. Part of maintaining romance in marriage is keeping the marital home stress-free.
After the warm greeting, ask ‘how was your day?’ This will start a conversation and make your partner feel loved.
If your husband or wife has been away for a long time and you want to give them a really special welcome, consider doing one of the things below.
For your wife …
Find out what she desires and get it for her; be it a new pair of shoes or some jewelry. Clean the house and prepare a special dinner with candles and music. Also, run a hot bath and offer to massage her to help her unwind.
For your Husband …
Prepare your husband’s favorite meal or dessert; he will love you for it.
Giving a special greeting at the beginning or end of a busy day can seem like a lot of work but it means a lot. It maintains romance in marriage and makes the home less stressful. This week, practice how to greet your husband or wife lovingly by applying these marriage tips.