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Find something fun to do together.
Does he like computers? Design a website (It's really not that hard - they have software for it) Then have him help you
design and build it - upload family photos - vacation pictures etc. The relatives can check in and post pictures too! Blog - Meanwhile you're doing something he likes to do - and you're interested as well.
Be brave - try something new. It's fun.
Take up golf. or fishing. (yes, I'm being stereotypical here)
Make a special dinner and wear something sexy. No, you're not size 2 anymore...and he knows that...so wearing something sexy is just for him. That makes it even sexier.
Book a weekend someplace close. Hide from the world. Spend the day sight seeing in your hometown.
Buy her little presents. Not expensive, just personal. Be creative. Make her something she'd like.
We have a tradition around our house...If I go to the store and other family members don't want to - I bring back a surprise!
Candy bar, socks with toes in them, the latest movie, a funny coffee cup (or coffee from Pirate Coffee Company in Depoe Bay) little things, two or three dollars at the most. The family (and their friends are included if they're at the house) loves it!
It makes them feel important. That's the key. Make them feel important. Honor them. You should light up when they are in the room. Smile and stop what you're doing when they come home.
Always "I love you - bye"
Always "Hi honey!"
Always "I love you - goodnight"
When they do something nice tell them "You're my Hero!" It's a standard thank you at our house now.
the kids do dishes, laundry, mow the lawn, paint the house (seriously) all to be my "Hero" - and get gushed over.
...and they really love it when I tell someone else how wonderful they are (like my mom or a friend on the phone)
Put the nagging on hold.
Criticizing should be told to us at the Marriage Repair Center only.
Kudos should be heaped on everyone you love. Always.