All people really want in this life is a chance to be heard. It is crucial you understand that your marriage is a place of sanctuary. Your spouse should be able to talk to you.
You should be able to convey all your thoughts and emotions without criticism.
However, if you have the habit of half-listening, this aspect of your marriage is missing. Be there for your partner by giving them your full attention.
6. Comparing your relationship
You’re not a celebrity couple. You will create your own words and actions of affection over time.
Just because another couple has matching shirts does not mean that you need to go out and buy some yourself.
Be content with your relationship and stop comparing it to what you see on social media.
7. Avoiding contention
This may sound surprising but fighting can be healthy for your marriage. It helps develop a way to communicate, solve problems and express your opinions.
As long as you and your partner are being respectful and calm, that is. But avoiding contention only lets emotions bottle up.
You end up harboring resentment towards your spouse instead of confronting the issue. Break this habit for a happy marriage.
8. Giving the silent treatment
What does this resolve? Nothing! If you have this habit, break it. The silent treatment is hurtful, useless, childish and only harms your relationship.
9. Being too serious
Don’t take everything so seriously. Show your partner that you can laugh something off…better yet, show them that you can laugh at yourself! Nothing is more enjoyable than looking into your partner’s eyes and truly laughing.
Plus, it’s a good way to break tension during an argument.
10. Not forgiving
This is one of the most important habits to break. I know it can be hard to forgive but if you don’t, your relationship will be damaged. Forgive your partner and don’t hold a grudge.
Breaking this habit shows your spouse that you put your relationship above the mistakes.
Destroy these nasty habits and seek to improve your relationship. Getting rid of these tendencies will help you and your spouse love each other even more than you have in the past.