Cultivate a Good Life
134: 11 Tips for Better Connection with Your Spouse – Part 2
Be sure you listen to episode 133 before listening to this one. In part 2 of this conversation, we continue to discuss a few tips that can help promote connection within your marriage. Our hope is that after listening to these episodes you feel better equipped to turn away from outside pressures and focus on those specific things that you feel will deepen the connection in your own relationship.
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TIP 4: Stay curious about your spouse.
TIP 5: Recognize that it is not your spouse’s job to fulfill you.
TIP 6: Unvoiced expectations are not fair and they will kill your marriage.
TIP 7: Don’t project how you receive love onto your spouse.
TIP 8: Don’t underestimate the power of a good walk.
TIP 9: Assume the best.
TIP 10: Don’t overemphasize holidays.
TIP 11: Be insanely clear and direct in your communication.
BONUS CHALLENGE: Don’t underestimate the power of the written word and find ways to utilize it as a means to communicate with your spouse that you are thinking of them.
A few resources discussed in this episode:
CD Series: For All Eternity by John Lund
Book: The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
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