These five actions that you can do everyday in your marriage will keep for a successful second marriage. Remember that everyone has baggage because this is the second time around and you need to learn to navigate that baggage. Here are five tools to use when you cross that bridge.
Appreciate Your Partner
Acknowledge them and praise them when they do something that you notice is a nice deed or chore around the house that you did not have to ask for. “Linda, thank you for sweeping the floor. It looks so nice.”
Keep It Zen
Make a space in your house where you and your spouse can retreat either individually or together to gain a breath of fresh air and reclaim a calm spirit. It can be as small as making a chair in a corner with a candle to light while you look out the window. Breath, connect, enjoy.
Just as important as it is to sit together for meals at the end of the day it is simple but important to plan meals together. Small details such as what you will eat for dinner is opening lines of communication so you have no fear talking about bigger decisions down the line.
Dedicate To Communicate
Communication is key in any marriage whether it is your first or your fifth. Most likely if you are on your fifth however communication may not have been so great with your other four. Learning to be attuned to your spouse’s emotions will be learned through communication.
Many times in your marriage there will be moments that need forgiveness. Don’t throw in the towel when things get hard, forgive and move forward. Learn to solve problems together and work as a team.