Doing many small daily gestures for your spouse can significantly impact the success of a marriage. Perhaps most importantly, spouses can look for ways to lower each others’ stress levels. Having daily rituals, such as sharing a meal, can also help build a stronger bond. Even using simple platitudes such as “please” and “thank you” can make your marriage run smoother. Helping each other in tough situations is useful. Finally, dreaming together and planning to achieve those dreams helps build a rock-solid relationship between spouses. Make sure to emotionally nurture your relationship, and your marriage will run smoother.
- Professor, Eli Finkel, is the author of the book, ‘The All or Nothing Marriage.”
- His list of lovehacks that prolong and sustain a marriage include, empathetic, non-judgmental listening and planning and dreaming as a team.
- Finkel firmly asserts that the best marriages of today far and away surpass the marriages of yesteryear.
“Couples who can respond to each other’s stress in a way that is soothing rather than in a way that exacerbates it tend to be able to weather the tenser times.”