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.
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I totally agree! I need physically affection and emotional affection. I need to know he supports me and I need him to encourage me.
My husband has always had more “girl” friends then “guy” friends. He has learned thru the years that those relationships make me uncomfortable and has had to scale back. Not because I was jealous but because he was sharing his personal life with them before me. He was communicating more to them than his wife.
Loved the post!
It great to know your spouse supports and encourages you. In high school, I had a lot of guy friends. Of course now, my husband is my only close guy friend.
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Great points. I personally think it’s wise to avoid close friendships with members of the opposite sex-I agree with you on that. And all your other advice! It’s always nice to be reminded of ways to strengthen the most important relationship. Thanks for joining Pin Your Friday Favorite!
Your close intimate feelings are meant to be shared with your spouse, not another person of the opposite sex.
Great tips. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week 🙂
I think emotional and physical affection are so important, but so are trust, transparency, and total fidelity. I don’t think having relationships with the opposite sex is wise unless done as a couple. Even social media can be a slippery slope. Great post and gives us all some things to evaluate!
We need to keep ourselves accountable. I agree that even social media can be a problem sometimes.