Only a certain thing is viewed as having as much importance and sacredness as a marriage. Finding true love is a sought-after goal for many people, and marriage is normally the next step. However, it is just as well-known that marriage is not easy and needs a lesser-known secret to keep it strongly intact and afloat.
Marriage Counselor Shivani Misri Sadhoo says while communication is one dimension of this, generally emotionally wealthy couples are those that look to have lasting marriages.
There is a lot more to keeping a marriage secure and healthy than being consistently happy and satisfied, and it is understanding this first, which is absolutely vital. The hard work is mostly overlooked in the fantasy of marriage, and it includes some habits emotionally wealthy couples do to make a marriage last a lifetime.
Let us read what India’s leading marriage counselor and relationship expert Shivani Misri Sadhoo has to say on this topic.
It has been found that couples who have great intimacy, kiss their partner passionately without any reason, cuddle, and they are aware of making small appreciative gestures towards each other. Gestures like holding hands, kissing and cuddling are all opportunities to display appreciation and affection.
Another way emotionally wealthy couples keep a marriage healthy and alive is by expressing appreciation on a regular basis. Couples mostly ignore each other’s emotional needs out of mindlessness, though not because of an intentional ill will. When one feels unappreciated, a feeling of resentment creeps up and impacts the relationship in a negative manner when it manifests unexpectedly. Appreciating small gestures and remembering these gestures is a great way to foster positive relationship patterns.
Celebrate Good Things
The way appreciation is a must, so is the additional positive energy in the form of celebrating good news. Divorce happens when there is less positivity in a marriage. It is a strong indicator that shows the number of fun couples has and the strength of their friendships is a strong predictor of their future of married life.
It has been seen the spillover of external stress into the relationship is one of the single biggest reasons why couples relapsed 2 years after marital therapy. Conversations that are related to stress-reducing are some of the most essential discussions a couple can have.
Maintain and Manage Other Relationships
While you may not expect this advice in maintaining your relationship, it is actually healthy to stay close and connected to family and friends to avail support and intimacy from other sources besides your partner. While your marriage must be your primary relationship, it must not be your sole one. The way to enhance a marriage is not to put excessive emotional demand on a partner and to foster interests way beyond the twosome.
During the current challenging time, it’s common to experience anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, and relationship challenges at home. While you are under lockdown and maintaining social distancing norms to help the country to control COVID-10 spread, your very own counsellor Shivani is now just a call and Skype video call away from you.
However, in this age of coronavirus, we hope to offer our therapeutic help. Change is difficult for all of us and changing the way you meet with your therapist is no exception. But try it before you disregard this option. This is a challenging moment in time, and fears and anxieties are running high.
You may find, telepsychology isn’t a second-rate option. Instead, it’s an effective and efficient upgrade to a valuable service!
Feel free to call Counselor Shivani Misri Sadhoo at +91-8860875040 for telephonic or video support and to book an online counselling session to address any relationship issues, emotional and psychological challenges.