There’s so many different ways to build a happy, healthy marriage. However, we’ve noticed that there are about 4 different components that help to establish that strong foundation that allows for a happy marriage. A great foundation is essential for long-term stability and growth within the relationship. Let’s take a look at the different components that make up a healthy, happy marriage.
The friendship component is so important because it means that you and your partner genuinely enjoy each other’s company. Being able to find joy in doing activities together and engaging in conversation is key. Additionally, friendship helps you see the humor in life. When the friendship aspect is lacking, it can lead to arguments, less time spent together, and overall resentment. You and your partner can and should be the best of friends.
Spiritual connections that you share with your partner can help you two overcome even the most difficult of times. Couples who share a strong spiritual component in their relationship are usually able to work through rough patches and can find a greater sense of peace within their marriage. Spiritual connections help both you and your partner see the bigger picture in life. This is especially important when the little ugly details of life start to crop up.
As dry and dull as this component may be, it’s extremely important. The business component is often what makes or breaks a marriage. This component involves money management, delegating duties, children rearing and caring for, and other day to day responsibilities. When you work through this component as a team, you come out stronger. This aspect is all about how you and your partner get your needs met while ensuring that these decisions are what’s best for you and your family.
Managing a Healthy, Happy Marriage
Some days it’s easier to manage your marriage than it is others. However, when you have a strong foundation you can see beyond a silly fight or disagreement. Establishing a strong foundation in your marriage is the key to longevity.
The good news is that you can always work on the foundation no matter where you are in the marriage. Working on the building blocks that make up a happy marriage can make a huge difference and increase satisfaction within your marriage.
But sometimes it takes a little extra help from an outside source. If you and your partner are needing some extra help to fill a few cracks in your foundation, we can help. Our team of counselors can assist you and your partner in strengthening your union. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.