Do you fight with your spouse a lot? I don’t have a Ph.D in counseling, but I do have over 30 years of experience being married to the love of my life. Don’t mistake me, we’re still improving our communication skills. I offer seven hacks for having a better relationship with your spouse.
Rate Your Relationship With Your Spouse
On a scale of one to ten, how would you rate your current relationship with your spouse? Do you feel like your love has deepened over the years? Or has a great divide opened up between you?
At times I’ve felt like Pedro and I stand on either side of a fault. At times the earth moves in different directions, and other times the earth moves back together. No matter what happens, we keep our hands firmly clasped (our arms my feel figuratively stretched to the breaking point at times).
I’ve discovered one thing movies and books don’t tell us about falling in love: it takes hard work to stay in love. If we don’t realize this truth, our marriage relationships can overwhelm us. We need to constantly learn, grow, and evaluate the state of our most important relationship.
On today’s podcast I offer seven hacks for improving your relationship with your spouse. Even after 31 years of marriage, I still have a lot to learn.
Human(kind), by Ashlee Eiland
The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman
Love and Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs, by Dr. Emerson Eggrich
His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage by Willard F. Harley, Jr.
Coming Up Next Week
Come back next week when I share hacks for having a better relationship with your grandchildren. I have the world’s best grandson, and he’s taught me so much about grandparenting (even though he’s only three).