Fostering a Deeper Connection
Your bond with your wife or husband is like a garden. It needs to be tended regularly or else it will gradually fade away and ruin your happy marriage. Here are some ways in which you can nurture your bond with your spouse.
Celebrate special occasions
Couples should always make an effort to celebrate anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, birthdays and other special days. It’s a great way to let each other know that your love has not wavered. Also, celebrating these days and acknowledging the meaning behind them can inspire a deeper emotional connection between you and your spouse.
Reminisce about the good times
Reminiscing about the good times can strengthen your bond with your spouse – especially when you feel as if you are drifting apart. It reminds you of how far you have come together and makes you want to get back the bond that you once had. Also, you don’t have to stop at reminiscing, you can go a step further and relive those memories. For instance, you can reenact your first date with your partner.
Nothing destroys a healthy relationship faster than anger and resentment. If you want to keep enjoying a strong bond and a happy marriage, you need to recognize what is bothering you and express your feelings to your partner. Doing so jump starts the process of forgiving your partner and rebuilding your bond with them.
Express your love often
Tell your spouse how much you love them often – even if they already know. Compliment them regularly and make them feel wanted. Also, if you haven’t already done so, learn their love language and use it liberally.
The main purpose of intimacy in marriage is to strengthen the bond between the couple. If a couple feels disconnected and distant, it usually a sign that they are not being intimate with each other. Therefore, physical intimacy is always a good place to start when you are trying to strengthen your bond with each other.
A strong emotional bond is a prerequisite to a happy marriage. So, if you want to be happy, be prepared to keep working on your bond with your spouse throughout your marriage.