*we are in great need of an awesome photo shoot together, with a photographer, instead of taking pictures of each other!
The everyday stuff.
After a certain number of years it can become easy to take for granted the person that you wake up next to every morning.
You start to just expect that they will do certain things, some of those things you’re glad they do and some of them have become things you manage to put up with in your all-generous-kind-and temperate-way. (And they should be grateful for that.) You start to ignore the good they do and snap at the things that bug you.
You still love them but the little things become a pebble in your shoe occasionally. It’s natural for someone you’re with all of the time and know so well to start to have some ‘personality traits’ that you notice more than others.
And still, after all of these years, it’s the little things that matter.
3 Ways to Love Your Spouse More
1. Freely Forgive.
When we were first married it was difficult for me to quickly forgive. I would be bugged and wanted to make sure that Mike knew it and had some time to feel really bad about it. Mike has always been quick to forgive, forget, and move on. His example has shown me that forgiving quickly makes life so much happier and gives you the chance to get back to the fun stuff.
2. Be Nice.
Your spouse deserves to be told ‘Please’ and ‘Thank You’ just as much as the cashier down at Food Lion. Even when things get a little hectic around the house always remembering to say please and thank you will let them know that you appreciate and respect the things that they do to help you out.
3. Show love.
You’ve been together for years. In the beginning you were always giving each other little cards, notes, letters, or gifts just because you were thinking of them or it was a holiday. It’s not too late to start picking up flowers for your spouse ‘just because’, sending a text message with a love note, making them a lunch for the next day, or warming up their towel in the dryer while they’re in the shower. Little acts of love fill you with greater love and let your spouse know that they still hold the place in your heart that they moved into when you were married.
If you’re out of practice doing these types of things in your marriage…remember…it’s a habit and you’re just out of practice. Start practicing! Set an alarm, write yourself a note, put it on your calendar, or write it on your hand to remind yourself that you want to make the person you fell in love with, all of those years ago, your VIP.
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