Thursday, March 28, 2013

How to Enjoy A Stress-Free Marriage

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If you're like many married couples, you might find it difficult to find time for your marriage. And that lack of time to enjoy your relationship can actually cause you stress. All the stuff on your plate -- career, parenthood, chores -- isn't easy.

So, how do you keep stress from affecting your marriage? Here are some tips from Joanie Winberg, the CEO of National Association of Divorce for Women and Children:

Practice good self-care. Do something for yourself and as a couple daily, even if it's just for 10 minutes. Winburg suggests that couples take 10 minutes before going to sleep to share how much they appreciate each other and be thankful for what was achieved throughout the day instead of focusing on what wasn't.

Plan ahead. Create a schedule together to get all the important things done. Ask yourself this: Does this really need to be done today? Would anyone be affected if we didn't do it? If your answer is "yes" to either question, it's a priority. Focus on your priority to-dos first, then do other less important things.

Forget perfection. Relax and concentrate on what brings more ease into your life. Keep it simple.

For two more tips, check out 5 Tips To Enjoy A Stress-Free Marriage.

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