In fairy tales, couples get married and live happily ever after. But in real life it doesn't work like that. If you want to live a happy married life, you need to work on making your partner happy, and they will make you happy in return. Here are six ways to make your spouse happy.
Compliment them. Both men and women like compliments, so don't forget to remind your spouse how beautiful/handsome, sexy, intelligent, funny and caring they are. A lot of people take their marriage for granted, which is one of the most common relationship mistakes. Don't let your partner forget that you married them for a reason, that you treasure them and your relationship.
Keep the spark alive. Many people associate married life with a boring routine. Prove them wrong! Sure, it's hard to be romantic when you are overwhelmed with everyday problems, but you need to try. Surprise your spouse with romantic gestures, send them flirty text messages, go on dates at least once a week. Sex is also important, you shouldn't let yourselves fall into a sex rut.
Listen actively. Communication is the key to a healthy and successful relationship. Sadly, a lot of people forget that it is not only about the talking. Listening is equally (if not more) important. If your partner wants to share something with you, express a thought or an opinion, pay attention. This shows that you care.
Support them. Your spouse is an important part of your support system, and vice versa. You're a team, so act like it. Sometimes you will have different views and opinions, and it's normal because everyone is unique. You don't have to agree with your spouse on everything, but you have to respect and support them.
Don't try to change them. You married them for who they are, so don't try to change your spouse into someone else. Of course, marriage requires compromise, but that doesn't mean either of you needs to change. You should appreciate your partner for who they are. If they really love you, they will want to change for the better.
Tell and show them you love them. There are many ways to express your love. It doesn't have to be grand gestures. Being there for your spouse when they need you, surprising them with small gifts, helping them relax when they are tired, consoling them when they are unhappy, kissing them whenever you can, respecting their needs are great ways to show your partner that you love them. And don't forget to say “I love you” every day. Even if they know you love them, it's a nice thing to hear.
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