February 27, 2008

Strategies for Creating a Happier You and a Happy Marriage

•Like yourself.
•Be yourself.
•Be nice to one another.
•Show mutual respect.
•Be supportive of each other.
•Agree to have fair fights.
•Each evening,share with one another three happy things that you noticed during the day.Talk about why these moments of happiness occurred.
•Talk with your spouse about how the way you are living your lives helps or takes away from what's important to you both.
•Create ways to include these happy times in your life more often.
•Do a random act of kindness not only for a stranger each day, but also for one another. Don't talk about these acts of kindness with one another. They are for your own personal self-esteem and growth.
•Fill your own emotional needs.
•Compliment and affirm your spouse.