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ACA Marriage
Anger and Rage
Argue Less
Avoiding Ruts
Beyond the Honeymoon
Constructive Arguing
Differing Sexual Appetites
Increasing Communication
Intentional Joy
Intimacy Checkup
Lies in Marriage
Nurturing a Marriage
Overachieving Husband
Parent-Child Communication
Parenting Differences
Power Struggle
Quality Time with Children
Religious Differences
Sharing Feelings
Superwoman Stress
Teen Parent Relationships
Time Expectations
Understanding vs Agreement
Working Wife


Nurturing a Marriage

 Q:  My wife and I have a reasonably good relationship, but I do not want to just let it go on automatic pilot.  What can we do to keep our relationship alive and growing?

A:  You are right in recognizing the need to nurture and tend to your relationship.  No relationship is born ideal – it grows, and growth does not happen by accident.  It takes a concerted effort and interest.

Some hints for enriching your relationship include the following:

1.      Plan new experiences (take turns planning).

2.      Make opportunities for intimacy and sexuality (this means private time).

3.      Allow for personal, individual growth.  A vital, alive relationship consists of two vital, alive individuals.

4.      Express feelings and thoughts to each other openly and often to keep the air clear.

5.      Find out what your partner wants and help him/her get it.