10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Marriage

By Linh Pham

October 24, 2019   •   Fact checked by Dumb Little Man

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You want your love to be with you forever, but you don’t know how to improve your marriage. You always make it your priority, but you do not know whether your partner does or not.

Below, we are sharing some tips you can use to enhance your awesome relationship. Even if you are still dating, you can also follow this advice to drive your love towards a wedding.

Turn off your electronic devices

If you often stick your eyes to your smartphone when you are having meals together, stop this habit immediately. A research conducted in 1,160 married people has pointed out the inverse relationship between the frequent use of social networks and a happy marriage.

When being angry, some people change from talking to messaging to avoid speaking something terrible. However, this may create a gap in your relationship. Remember that sending a love message is not as meaningful as showing your affections directly.

Have morning coffee together

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There are many ways to show your love to your partner. It can be as simple  as giving your spouse a cup of coffee in the morning.

According to Dr. Terri Orbuch, this is one of the best ways to show your attention to your partner and improve your nexus. Orbuch is a marriage expert and the author of the book 5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage From Good to Great.

Say “thank you”

Don’t be shy or frugal in saying thanks to your partner. It is probably not too hard to tell them that especially if he/she does something for you. A gentle and surprising “thank you” will surely make your significant other happy all day long. Most couples often forget to say thank you when their other halves help them with something or give them a gift. It’s best to avoid being one of those couples.

Remind your partner of sweet memories

A study has pointed out that married couples often feel happy when they talk about sweet memories. You can talk to your husband that you still remember the romantic dinner on the beach that he prepared for your 5th wedding anniversary.

This can boost his mood and an awesome way to show that you value his efforts. Moreover, complimenting your spouse is essential, especially when he seems to be underestimated at work. This way, you let him know that he is doing right in this aspect of his life.

Go to bed at the same time every day

Enjoy your private time together and your bed is one of the most ideal places where you can bond as a couple. It is a chance for you to close up after a hardworking day. Dr. Barton Goldsmith, the author of the book The Happy Couple, advises people to stay in bed until the other has fallen asleep if they are a night owl. This will help to improve your marriage significantly.

Do exercise together

Doing exercise is very important, not only to attract your partner but to also feel your best. Exercising regularly will bring you more self-confidence and increase the mood-boosting hormones in your body.

You will also be less likely to be depressed. It makes you feel fresh and easy to forgive the other’s mistakes. You can try to run, play badminton, swim or take part in an exercise class with your better half.

Prepare meals together

Every day, you should spend time preparing dinner with your partner. It gives you more chance to confide and share each other’s feelings.

If you have something challenging in the workplace, you can talk to your husband and he will give you the best advice ever. Also, if you have a conflict with your co-worker, your wife can analyze the situation and let you know what you are doing wrong. She will also tell you some ways to avoid arguments at the office.

Remember that cooking a fabulous dish is different from toasting some tarts in the oven. Therefore, try your best to prepare good meals to create a sensory experience for each other. If you don’t have enough time to cook daily, you can do it at the weekend.

Practice listening skills

Sometimes, your wife may want to spill out all frustrations of the day and need you to listen quietly. However, you do not know this so you try to give her some advice. After all, you love her and want the best for her. Nonetheless, your efforts may still backfire that your wife takes out her frustrations on you instead.

In this case, the best thing you can do is to listen and comfort her — no advice is necessary.

Ask your partner what he/she needs more of

You are not a mind reader. You cannot know everything in your spouse’s mind, even if you have been married for a long time.

Therefore, it is necessary to ask your spouse what she needs more of. It may be a very simple thing, such as some more alone time or a little money to pay for your child’s tuition fee.

When you let your partner speak out her wishes, you get to help and your help alleviates his or her burden. As a result, you will have an ultra strong marriage, no resentments built.

Share household chores

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You and your wife have to work to earn money, so there is no reason for her to do all household chores. She may not require you to do something, but helping her in any way you can will mean a lot to her. Moreover, she will also have more time to care for your child, your parents, and, of course, you. Plus, division of labor in your home creates a happy atmosphere.

See Also: 5 Strategies for Dividing Household Duties

Above are the 10 most important tips on how to improve your marriage. Being humorous, eating healthfully, bonding with the other’s family, being financially responsible, and speaking well of the other is also vital in maintaining a healthy relationship.

If you have any other tips, please share with us by commenting below this post.

Linh Pham

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