Last week, we gave you the symptoms for Weekend Relationship Syndrome.
I hope you found that you didn’t suffer from this disease. If you did, don’t worry, you aren’t alone.
One of the by-products of this illness is the negative energy that flows all around you and your marriage. The first step to eliminating this is to bring positive energy back into your relationship. Here are 4 energy boosters needed for you to get you back on track.
- Take care of yourself as individuals. – If we tend to not feel good about ourselves, we will normally voice that to our partners. Instead, we will deflect our pain onto them. STOP THAT! Figure out what you need to do to take care of yourself before you take care of the relationship.
- Break free of old habits. – Your relationship can get into a rut, especially if you always do the same things, argue the same way, or go out to the same places. Exploring and learning new things can spice up any relationship.
- Make intimacy a priority. – Hugs can do a lot to break down intimacy barriers. Make a point to start there then find different ways of touching in order to create positive energy.
- Make it a point to not say and do anything to deliberately injure the relationship. A person that is careful will “measure twice, cut once.” Being deliberate not to hurt your partner takes strength and planning. Work together to design a strategy on how you will interact with each other in times of conflict or pain.