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Wedded for years and things are getting stale? Marriage does not have to mean the end of romance. It takes intentional effort to keep things fresh in any long-term relationship. Try these simple tips to sustain the spark.
Take on our I Still Do Couple Challenge and stand to win great prizes as you take an intentional step to strengthen your marriage for the longer run.
We become far less creative and open-minded when we’re under extreme stress or in a heightened state of arousal. When we perceive something as a threat to us – to our independence, our time, our values, or our relationship – we often behave reactively.
Commitment is one of the most important aspects of a healthy relationship. There are two major types of commitment: constraint and dedication.
Making sacrifices for your spouse can really solidify your commitment to each other, and in healthy relationships, sacrifices should go both ways.
Your personality is a pattern of thoughts, preferences, activities, and feelings that are uniquely yours. To make a relationship work long-term, you will need to be aware of your own personality tendencies and motivations, and understand your partner’s personality style, too!
We are happiest when our expectations align closely with our reality. When your experiences fall short of your expectations, you’re likely to feel disappointed or frustrated. Many couples struggle with the unspoken expectations they bring into the relationship.
Sharing a life together, you will have a mix of highs and lows, and working through the lows together often hinges on safety. In addition to being free from physical harm, and feeling emotionally safe to share openly with your spouse, the PREP programme talks about commitment safety, too.