Marriage Advice: 7 Relationship Tips to Get the Love You Want

Expert advice and relationship tips on the best ways to form a tighter bond, unlock more happiness, take on tough issues, and keep your marriage solid for a long, long time.

By Sarì Harrar and Rita DeMaria | Ph.D. from Adapted from The 7 Stages of Marriage

Marriage Advice to Add Some Zing
4. Add some zing. The classic advice experts give to singles seeking a perfect match: Be “the one” to attract “the one.” Same goes in marriage. The happier you feel, the happier your marriage will be, and the easier it will be to manage conflicts. If 15 minutes of morning yoga, a switch to decaf, or a new hobby gives you a relaxed zing, the good feelings can’t help but lead to happier, richer moments together.

Meanwhile, admit it: You used to fuss over your hair and obsess over the sexiest item to wear to bed. Now, it’s stained sweats and a ratty Rolling Stones T-shirt. Time to spruce up your look. Comb that mane, brush those teeth and throw on a new robe. Feeling good about the way you look makes your eyes sparkle. You’re more likely to make eye contact. That sends a spark to your spouse. You know what to do next!

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