Dec 182012
 

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The Little Things that Maintain a Healthy Relationship

Being a good husband isn’t rocket science; it’s doing simple, small things everyday to show your spouse how much you care. Being a great husband is all about respect. Here are some simple ways you can be a better husband and maintain a healthy relationship with your spouse.

Put Her Loofah on Top

I recently read a story online of a new wife who realized that every time she showered, her loofah was on top of her husbands and thus within easy reach. It turned out her husband made an effort every time he got finished showering to leave the shower ready for her to use. Now, you may not use loofahs or use the same hook in the shower to hang them on, but the idea can be applied to so many things in life. It only takes an extra second or two to make someone feel valued and special and that can make all the difference in their day.

Communicate

Silence or an abrupt tone of voice can be interpreted as indifference, anger or frustration. Make an effort to communicate with your spouse and let her know what’s on your mind. When she asks about your day, take the time to talk about it and respond to other questions in the same way. If you need to vent, make that clear so she doesn’t feel that your frustration is directed to her and you don’t get advice you haven’t asked for. Most importantly, be a good listener so that you don’t miss that slight hesitation or awkward tone that lets you know if she’s not comfortable with something. Chances are, she doesn’t want to rock the boat, but if you ignore these little signs, resentment can build, creating an emotional distance. Communication allows you and your partner to gain a better understanding of one another. Sharing information builds trust and strengthens your relationship; it also brings you closer together.

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