We’ve grown up singing too many love songs and watching chick flicks that we think love is the ONLY thing that matters in a relationship.That’s not true.It’s completely unrealistic to think that way.Love costs money. It’s impossible to ignore the financial aspects of relationships. Keep reading to help you get a clearer picture of how money

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Money & Marriage: 8 Essential Tips For A Financially Happy Marriage

All relationships face challenges.

Partners can resolve their issues and stay together or make the tough choice to split up.

Being married, however, makes everything more complicated.

You have a family to think about, especially when kids are involved.

Long-term investments like a house, car or a retirement plan are suddenly up in the air.

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10 Signs You Have Been Growing Apart In Your Marriage + The Best Tips To Reconnect With Your Spouse

I punched him hard in the face.

He was crying. I was crying.

Our teacher saw us fighting and sprinted over.

She yelled at us like a howler monkey and forced us to apologize.

That’s the last thing I wanted to do.

You know it. I know it: We didn’t mean it.

Sometimes, even if we sincerely apologize, we mess up because of how we express our apologies.

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How To Sincerely Apologize To Your Wife or Husband (without causing a new fight): The Anatomy Of An Effective Apology

If you want to become a better spouse, be like a turtle:

One slow step at a time.

If you try to sprint toward your goal, you will be gasping for air quicker than a fish gasping for water on the kitchen table.

The trick is to be constant and consistent with your actions.

Because connection happens in the small moments.

Let’s get started:

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20 Super Practical Ways To Become A Better Spouse (Right Now)

Falling in love is so easy.

The real work starts when the honeymoon stage fades.

In time, what used to be your “effortless” relationship turns into something that needs intentional effort to maintain the spark.

Think about it:

Your schedule will start to get busy, you have to deal with kids, most of your date nights may be canceled, or you may get into arguments more often.

But don’t worry.

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My 15 Best Tips To Make Your Relationship Work – Be The Best Partner You Always Wanted To Be

In today’s fast-paced world, where everything seems to happen at lightning speed, many have forgotten the real value of their relationship.

But what can you do?

You need to be present.

Being present entails enjoying the moments you share with the person you love:

When you are calm, focused, and know exactly what you want.

Being present in your relationship is crucial for its happiness and longevity.

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How to Be Present In A Relationship: 10+ Practical Tips

Everyone feels grateful to the love of their life.

However, do you make an effort to show it?

This doesn’t mean planning a grand vacation or getting them the most expensive gift you can find.

Sometimes, learning how to show appreciation to your partner lies in the little things.

It’s about constantly making an effort every single day even when times are rough.

Unfortunately, most people get lazy and comfortable in their relationships, and in time, people take their spouses for granted.

After all, life can get chaotic and busy.

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How To Show Appreciation To Your Partner: 23 Practical Tips

The secret to keeping your married life interesting is to find fresh and romantic things to enjoy together.

The importance of date nights cannot be understated, but even married couples can get stuck in a rut.

Unsurprisingly, married couples benefit so much from date nights, even more than cohabiting couples.

Research even suggests that couples who enjoy occasional date nights are 14% less likely to break up.

The heaviest impact it contributes to married couples is an increase in communication.

More than that, it can also increase intimacy and personal fulfillment.

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50+ Best Date Night Ideas for Married Couples