After being married for over seven years, my husband and I have found it takes more than just being together to keep a marriage strong. Keeping a marriage strong takes a lot of work, on both halfs, but keep it strong and you can bet no one or nothing will pull it apart.
Here are 5 small things I do for my husband to keep our marriage strong:
1. Cook dinner – Nothing says you appreciate your husband more than him coming home to a nice cooked meal. After a long day of work there’s no doubt he’s hungry, fill his belly up and give him something to look forward to coming home.
2. Wake up with together – My husband rarely wakes up in time for work on his own, so for the last six years I’ve been waking him up and I actually love it. Although, some days we have to wake up earlier than others, I love knowing that I kissed him goodbye before he leaves for work and I always get to be the first one to see him everyday.
3. Pack his lunch / make his coffee – My husband wakes up with just enough time to get ready for work, so making himself coffee is out of the question. Every morning he gets ready, I fight myself to get his coffee made and always send him out the door with a to-go cup. My husband not only saves
money on coffee, but he is constantly telling me how thankful he is for that coffee, especially in the wintertime.
4. Wait up for Him – I’ll admit after being up for 15 hours, most days, the last thing I want to do is stay up. But, in the rare occurrence my husband has to work late, I a make sure to stay up and wait for him to get home. Not only do I get peace of mind knowing he arrived home safely, but my husband loves winding down after a long day with me.
5. Spend time alone together after kids go to bed – After taking care of 3 kids, all day, everyday, I’m exhausted. But what I don’t think about is my husband is exhausted too, so planning time together after kids go to bed is one of our favorite things we do. Not only do we get time alone to talk and be adults, but it also brings us closer together since we share our thoughts and what we did that day with each other.
While I wrote this post geared towards things I do for my husband, men, you can also do these for your wife, as well – I’m sure she would LOVE it!
Now, tell me, what small things do you and your spouse do for each other to keep your marriage strong?
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