The Secret Life of Happy Couples
Do you ever look at a couple that seems so blissfully in love that they are totally unaware of their surroundings? Does it make you wonder what their secret is? Well, here you go.
They Celebrate Unique Anniversaries
Now, research shows that people don’t remember their wedding anniversary, so if you can remember a unique anniversary, it’s worth celebrating. Maybe it’s the anniversary of your first date, your first kiss, the day he proposed or when you found out you were pregnant. Regardless, those are all wonderful things that deserve celebration.
Glen and I are both in communications, but sometimes those who do it for a living do the worst job of communicating among their partners. Having a plain old good conversation about your day can help a lot. Especially when one of you is under stress. Talking things out can do wonders because you’re speaking honestly with someone you love and trust and also someone who can hopefully be objective and can give an honest opinion. Sitting down over bills and renegotiating your budget is always a wise decision, too but conversation doesn’t always have to be verbal. A turn of the head coupled with the irk of an eyebrow can communicate several different things. If its followed by a little smirk, the other person should know what you’re asking for. If it’s not, it usually means the look giver isn’t pleased about something that you said or did. An intense stare can also mean that the giver isn’t pleased, but look deeper. Sometimes your partner is screaming at you with their eyes.
They Don’t Fight Over Chores
While it’s true that the majority of women do the chores around the house, men sometimes get a bad rap. Sorry ladies. Being married has taught me a few things and one of them is “don’t ask him to do something he hates or else it won’t get done and if it does get done, he’ll complain about having to do it and it will get done poorly.” If you know that your partner doesn’t mind doing the dishes, great. Then they can be Captain Cleanup after dinner time. Yard work isn’t my favorite thing in the world, so it’s Glen’s job to mow the lawn, sweep the sidewalk and trim the shrubs. He also takes out the trash. I do the cooking, vacuuming and sweeping. When it comes to bathrooms, we take turns or rock paper scissors for who gets to do it.
They Have a Sense of Humor
I love laughing. Laughing is my favorite and one of the things that Glen and I manage to do well is the keep the silly. Even my Mom and Dad who have been together for 39 years still joke around, the key here is to keep it light and don't let the joking around lead to mocking of the other one or things could turn bad and quickly.
They're Grateful For the Regular Stuff
Ordinary is great. I love when everything just goes. Same thing day in and day out. Fine by me. Weekend morning breakfasts, yard work, grocery shopping, it's all glorious. Happy couples just remember to show the gratitude because the fact that he does little things for you or helps out around the house isn't something that every guy does so remembering to say and show that you appreciate him is huge. Relationships often center around routine, mundane things, so make sure you say thanks and give praise.