10 Tips For a Healthy Marriage 1 & 2

We all want a healthy relationship, but many find it hard to get to with their partner. This week we are sharing 10 simple tips to help. 1. Give Positive Affirmations- Negativity can take a toll on relationships. Being critical and complaining about your partner will drive a wedge between you. So one simple step to take towards a healthy relationship is to get positive. It feels good to know how someone feels about you, so make sure you are focusing on your partners strengths and sharing positive words.

2. Verbalize Appreciation- A simple genuine "thank you" can make a big difference. I hear clients complain daily about feeling unappreciated and taken advantage of in their marriage.  It will mean a lot to your partner if you take a step back, pause from the busyness, and share with your partner in the moment that you appreciate what they do for you and your family. It's always good to tell them in the moment and often. Don't just wait for a special occasion to say it. Also don't assume they know how you feel. They don't know what you don't share with them.

Check in tomorrow for more tips!

Written by Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW, LCAC

Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW, LCAC is a licensed therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group. Teri does virtual therapy for residents of Indiana and Florida using videoconferencing technology. Teri enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, couples and relationship counseling. Teri also does family counseling and adolescent counseling.