Make a $5 Love Deposit a Day!

Good Morning S2S fans. Today in our Marriage Monday feature we are focusing on deposits. So let’s say we deposit $5 a day into our savings account. That would be like the Starbucks we buy, or the eating out for lunch. If we do that each day we will have $100 in the bank in a month, and $1200 by the end of the year including interest. It seems easy enough, but we often neglect to do the simple things.

In Marriage, it’s the same way..We always feel that in order for our partner to feel love, we have to go on a grandiose vacation, or an elaborate dinner to feel love. Now those things are nice, but if we only do those things a couple of times a year, but neglect them the other days, would you think that was a loving marriage? It takes just a little effort to truly plug in to your spouse even in our time crunched society. Indeed we don’t have a lot of time. By the time you factor in sleeping, get to and from work, getting dinner ready, spending time with the children, decompression time, it leaves you with on average 45 minutes a day to truly plug in.

That doesn’t mean men, your spouse will be available every night for some intimate time. That may make YOU feel close, but not necessarily your partner. Both of you will have to figure out what each of you will need in order to feel close. So as you take action to move forward in closeness, find out what each other needs first. Once you find out what it is, be creative with it, have some fun. Don’t worry about being awkward. Remember you weren’t always suave when you were dating, but it was the attempt, and the love you showed the other person that made the relationship solid.

As you go on throughout your day, think about how you can make the $5 Love Deposit.

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Keith has over a decade of experience in the field, counseling and coaching individuals, couples, teens and their parents to help them improve their relationships and their ability to achieve their personal goals. For the past seven years Keith has developed specific programs to help teens and their families achieve success in all facets of their lives that may have eluded them in the past. Academics, relationships, athletics, college preparation and applications, goal setting and developing specific plans are areas where working with Keith as a Coach can help young people set the patterns that promise a brilliant future. He works with couples to help them achieve the kind of relationship they envisioned when they first made their commitment to each other. Strengthening communication and revitalizing their understanding and empathy for each other helps couples regain the romance and closeness they long for – even in their everyday “real” world. Having a coach is like having a GPS for life. Keith can help you get a realistic picture of where you are and focus on the best path forward toward your goals. Unlike counseling, coaching focuses on the future, not the past.

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