Quick Step: The 'Key Phrase' that will make your marriage awesome.
What it is: "How Can I Make Your Day Better?"
Why You Need This: Whether your marriage is at a peak or in a valley, it's imperative to connect with your spouse every day and be in tune with meeting their needs as best you can. In the article 'How I Saved My Marriage", New York Times Best Selling Author Paul Evans describes how he and his wife were seriously considering divorce when he broke down one morning and realized that only he could change his own actions, and not his wife's. He describes how he began to ask her every morning "how can I make your day better" and how that key phrase (coupled with follow through action) completely transformed their marriage into a great one.
Estimated Time: 1 minute each morning.
How to do it:
1. Ask your spouse this key question every morning: "How can I make your day better?"
2. Overcome Resistance. If you face resistance or skepticism, don't over react. Try again. Assure your spouse that they and your marriage are important to you, and you want to do your best your relationship the best it can be.
3. Follow through. Try and honor your spouse's request that day as though it is your number one priority on your to do list.
4. Perseverance. Hopefully your spouse will soon reciprocate. Continue to ask this question daily and follow through even if they do not reciprocate.
SOURCE: "How I Saved My Marriage", by Paul Evans, Huffington Post