When it comes to remarriage, it’s not just your emotional state that is impacted by the quality of your relationship. Turns out your health can also be affected by the quality of your remarriage.
A 20-year longitudinal study conducted by researchers at Brigham Young University followed 1,681 couples to determine how the quality of their relationship affected their physical health. The conclusion?
Maybe this year the kids are at your house. If they are, it’s a time to think about building memories for your stepfamily.
When you first started out, you likely made sure to take the time needed to go on dates, spend quality time together and get to know each other. Once you said, “I do,” you probably breathed a sigh of relief thinking you’d never have to date again. You were wrong.
One of the most important things you can do for your relationship is to have weekly date nights. No matter how much you have going on during the week, how long you’ve been together, how many kids you have, or how much you hated dating when you were single, there is no excuse to not take an evening out of the week to reconnect with your partner.
Task #7: Share laughter and keep interests alive. The saying is true: Laughter really is the best medicine. Humor is one of the greatest ways couples can break any tension between then and come back together. If couples are able to laugh together, they can often use it to play and keep their connection fun. When paired with doing activities that are interesting to both of you, it can be unifying and strengthen your bond.
Again, take the time to read through these with your partner, and discuss the challenges of each. Doing so can help you create a stronger couple relationship.