75 Easy and Fun Marriage Tips

Below are some easy and fun Marriage Advice Tips.  Enjoy!

1. Act like you are on the same team- Assume he/she is on your side, not against you. Give your partner the benefit of a doubt.

2. Ask about what he/she likes ‘sexually’ and ‘in the bedroom’

3. Ask each other questions – deep probing questions.  Ask more questions – light hearted fun questions

4. Ask what they have on their agenda for the day, the week, the month

5. Be a visionary in your relationship – dream about your future and talk about it

6. Be more passionate at home, not just at work. Bring home your passion, not just negativity

7. Be passionate in your communication with each other (that doesn’t have to mean yelling)

8. Be authentic with your partner

9. Build them up

10. Call each other during the day for no reason

11. Catch them doing something well, then compliment them on it (Encourage Your Spouse!)

12. Clean up the house without them asking

13. Find someplace to volunteer that you would enjoy serving in together

14. Find little pockets of time to spend together

15. Comment on how good they look!

16. Comment on the new clothing or a new hairstyle

17. Dance at restaurants and/or at the end credits of a movie.  Take dance lessons.

18. Don’t jump to conclusions or assume they mean the worst

19. Flirt with each other publicly

20. Get a babysitter

21. Give a little bit more in the relationship

22. Give them a compliment in public

23. Go back to the first place you had a date

24. Go have coffee

25. Go shopping together and engage in the experience

26. Go to a park and swing with each other, hold hands and walk around.

27. Have Sex – once a week at least- even if you have to schedule it.  Have Sex – Kitchen, couch, bedroom, – its your house!  The more you are intimate, the more connected you are with your spouse

28. Hold hands and touch each other.

29 Jump on him when he gets home

30. Forgive easily and quickly

31. Ladies – be elusive and mysterious for him – keep him guessing a bit

32. Take up a hobby and/or Lead a project together

33. Listen to a marriage video or attend a workshop Together!

34.Love them into the future (think the best about them)

35. Make decisions together

36. Make her dinner and then offer to do the dishes then massage her feet

37. Make the bedroom off limits to kids

38. Massages – Both Non sexual and Sexual.  This is important for the wife to know that you enjoy being with her without always having sex.

39. Never embarrass or put them down in public

40. Never forget to keep learning about them

41. Never introduce them as “My old lady”, “The Ball and Chain”, “Stupid”, “Fatso”

42. Notice little things and say something positive

43. Open up about something that scares you, excites you and/or has hurt you

44. Pay attention to their dislikes and likes

45. Play easy to get…and be uninhibited in the bedroom and Play hard to get…but then be uninhibited in the bedroom

46. Read a book together

47. REMEMBER that they are your spouse

48. Remember the things that you fell in love with in the first place

49. Remember they have infinite souls and that you aren’t done getting to know them

50. Remember your spouse is a sensual sexual being

51. Respect them as a person

52. Send IMs to each other during the day

53. Serve them

54. Set a time to talk to each other after the kids are in bed. Make it a habit. SCHEDULE it

55. Show her how you like to be touched.  Show him how you like to be touched

56. Sleep Holding hands.  Sleep touching a part of your spouse

57. Slow down. Be more present with your partner.

58. Stop being a workaholic.  Stop working at 9 pm (if you are work at home parents)

59. Talk about work with your spouse

60. Talk about your favorite tv show together

61. Talk about your marriage 5, 10 and 20 years down the road

62.  Talk well to them

63.  Tease one another sexually

64. Tell each other your dreams, desires and fantasies.

65. Tell him/her she looks terrific

66. Tell him/her something from Childhood that she doesn’t know

67. Tell him/her what you like. Tell him gently what you don’t like, better yet…

68. Show Him

69. Tell him he is amazing and you respect him

70. Tell him something from Childhood that he doesn’t know

71. Treat them how you would like to be treated

72. Turn off the computer, iPod, radio and TV to have more intimate time together.

73. Watch your favorite TV show together

74. Write a letter to him/her

75.Write a story together

   These tips are from John Gottman, PH.D’s book “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work”.  

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