I recently came across this book Angie Grace’s coloring book. This is an adult coloring book and people recommend it saying coloring soothes and calms your body. This is what we used to do it India as Rangoli.Now I understand why I drew Rangoli in front of our house in India. It improves your concentration and by thinking how to connect the dots and color it you tend to forget your other worries 🙂
Marriage is a big gamble. You fall in love with someone and you think that you know everything about that person and get married, but after wedding there are always surprises. How many of you really knew what you were getting into before marriage? . All that you know is, you love that person and you want to spend the rest of your life with him/her. There are general qualities that are required to sustain a marriage like trust, understanding, being a good friend ,caring, being there for each other etc , from my experience these are the top 5 essentials for a successful marriage
1) Communication: Anything can be sorted out by talking with each other. If you have a problem with your spouse talk it to him/her instead of telling it to all the other people around you. Remember that when you tell something wrong about your spouse to others, you are creating a wrong image about him/her . Within few days you will patch up with your spouse, but the third person with whom you discusses everything will form an image based on what all you said.
2)Dont share everything that is going on between your spouse with your parents: Parents are our biggest pillar of support in our lives. They are the ones who love us unconditionally, but remember you are their daughter/son first before they realize that you are a husband/wife to your spouse. They will not be able to understand any situation well. It will always be a biased judgement and that might lead to difference of opinion between your spouse and your parents. Also parents always tend to worry about you, so it is better not to share everything with them.
3) Give space: The person whom you married was an individual before he/she married you. Let them follow their dreams and passion. Everyone’s passion gives them happiness and they get energized by doing it. Live and let live should be the motto.
4) Say thank you and praise your spouse whenever needed: Never take your spouse for granted. Whenever he/she does something nice say thank you. Also when you feel you hurted him/her try to explain why you did that and be cautious about not repeating it again. Praise your spouse for all that he/she does. Nothing is easy in this world.
5) Remember you both decided to enjoy life to the fullest together:Yes , this is the most important one. When I am really angry about something and trying to make my point, this would flash ac-cross my mind “We decided to be together and enjoy life to fullest” , that thought would vanish my anger .
When you follow all this, even when you have been married for several years it feels like you are just married and you want many more years of happiness together. Wish you all a successful marriage with loads of fun and adventure !
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