True Love Thursday is a weekly post series on the subject of love. I’ll talk about loving yourself and others to ways to making yourself a better person.
Welcome to another day of the All You Need Is Love Project by Carmen at ShuGar Love.
This week’s topic is: What makes a successful and loving relationship? What does it take to maintain a healthy marriage? Check out last week’s topic.
I believe there are several keys to a successful and loving relationship with your spouse.
1. Love and Affection. This is really important to maintain a healthy marriage. Love and affections entails several things. First off, you have to love your spouse with all of your heart. You need to care about your spouse for the person they are and what they do. And of course, you need to have physical contact with your spouse. Being touched is important. And yes, I’m talking about sex. I had to say the s-e-x word. It is very important to keep your relationship strong.
2. Communication. This is also very important to maintain a healthy marriage. Not only is it important to talk with your spouse on everyday matters/topics, it’s also important to have deeper conversations with each other. Tell your spouse ‘I love you’ everyday. It is important to say the words even if your spouse already knows you love them. Communication helps the relationship grow. If you don’t talk to your spouse, how do you expect the relationship to grow? It may even become unhealthy without communication.
3. Close Relationship with Opposite Sex? This topic is a matter of opinion. Some people think it’s okay to have close relationships with the opposite sex and some don’t. I believe that if you are married, you shouldn’t have a very close relationship with the opposite sex. That doesn’t mean that you can’t be friends with your high school or college friends. But what I’m talking about is a very ‘close’ relationship. I believe that you shouldn’t be alone with a person of the opposite sex if he/she isn’t your spouse. A close relationship involves sharing with each other intimate feelings and those intimate feelings should be shared with your spouse, not someone else.
What do you think makes a successful and loving marriage? Do you agree with my several keys I listed to maintain a healthy marriage? I’d love to hear your opinions on what you think works or doesn’t work.