5 Ways You Can Improve Your Marriage in 2014

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5 Ways You Can Improve Your Marriage in 2014

I personally haven’t been the best husband at times, but every day is a chance to make right the things we’ve gotten wrong. In 2014, I plan on taking these 5 steps to improve my marriage and be a better husband:

1. Honest Discourse

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It all starts with honest dialogue. Many married couples (including mine) keep so much information bottled in because we try to anticipate how our spouses will react to the information we wish to share. So instead of dealing with the dialogue we expect, we choose to remain non confrontational and quiet. Remember this scene from Mr. and Mrs. Smith when they we speaking with the marriage counselor:

Jane Smith: There's this huge space between us, and it just keeps filling up with everything that we don't say to each other. What's that called?

Marriage Counselor: Marriage.

Yeah, I’m trying not be about that life any longer, and it has to start with open and honest dialogue. The longer we keep quiet, the longer we choose to hide our true selves, which can then never be accepted by the one person we hope to accept us for who we truly are.

About the author

Isom Kuade wrote 17 articles on this blog.

Isom Kuade is a father, entrepreneur, and wannabe lifestyle creator currently writing out of Austin, TX. He left corporate comforts with a goal to find, recognize, and work with the next generation's most motivated and talented. He also keeps an online journal of irrelevant self-musings at isomkuadejournal.com where he attempts to keep his life together while keeping the lights on. If he could learn a little more about himself along the way, he'd consider it a definite bonus.

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2 WordPress comments on “5 Ways You Can Improve Your Marriage in 2014

  1. Rashida Sawyer

    Hi,

    I am newly engaged!!! Yay us. Are there any articles or points, to people who are about to get married. I do read the marriage article alot and I know reading and being in it is different. I just want to be prepared.

    Reply
  2. Catrina Stone

    My goal in my marriage for 2014 is to be more outspoken about my needs. If spouses don’t communicate their needs, they will resent the one they promised to love because they expect that spouse to know their needs.

    Reply
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