I was recently having a conversation with a friend, and the subject came down to the word “abundance” and what that means in a marriage.
It later got me thinking about what makes me insanely happy to be married to my husband. I realized there were quite a few habits we developed in our marriage that come as second nature. We do them without hesitation and without expecting anything in return.
Here are five things that insanely happy couples do without hesitation:
They encourage one another
Insanely happy couples don’t get jealous of each other. They don’t try to hold the other back from achieving their goals. Instead, they encourage them to go after those dreams and goals. They encourage one another when self-doubt tries to rear its ugly head or when the outside world tries to make them feel less than.
They lean on one another
When the going gets tough, insanely happy couples know who they can lean on without any questions asked. They know that there is no weight too big for their spouse to hold up. The beauty of this couple is that they never take count of how many times they’ve been leaned on. Instead, they offer both shoulders if needed.
They genuinely care
Insanely happy couples genuinely care about each others’ well-being. They take the time to actually ask and listen to how each others’ day/night went. They don’t brush off things that look out of place or feelings that have been shared. They show concern for one another.
They greet each other with love
It doesn’t matter how you’re feeling in that moment about your spouse or about life in general. When your boo thang enters the door, you greet him or her with a hug and kiss. There’s something about when your spouse is still excited to see you when you enter the room that makes you a happy person.
They end and begin their day with each other
Insanely happy couples (whether in person, through text or virtually) communicate with each other as the first and last thing they do in their day. Two phrases my husband and I say (mostly text since he works at night) every day to each other: “Good morning, Love” and “Goodnight, Love.” It’s so simple, yet so powerful.
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BWMK: What are some habits you and your spouse commit to regularly to sustain an insanely happy marriage?