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How to Put More Effort Into Your Marriage


Relationships do not magically stay strong for many years. Whether you have a special relationship with a friend, family member, or romantic partner, you have to do your part and put effort into it.

But what does this mean? It means helping the person. It means being by their side and making them feel special. It also means focusing on the little things that can make a difference in their lives.

Relationships can be tough. They require give and take – but not too much take. Don’t forget to do a lot of giving. If you want your relationship to thrive, you will have to work at it constantly. Otherwise, things will slowly digress, which you don’t want to happen. That’s why you can’t get too much into a comfort zone.

Are you lacking effort in your marriage? Here are some signs:

  • You forget important dates (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.).
  • Your spouse always initiates conversation.
  • You aren’t interested in what your partner is doing.
  • There’s a lack of intimacy.
  • You stop going on dates.
  • Your marriage makes you feel exhausted.
  • You are selfish about sex and everything else in the marriage.

The good news is that there are ways to put more effort into your marriage. Here’s how.


Communication is the most important aspect of any relationship. Talk to your spouse about everything you can think of. Listen to them talk about their day. Have good conversations daily.

Show More Affection

You don’t have to show public displays of affection, but be more affectionate when you’re alone. Give hugs and kisses. Hold hands. Cuddle next to each other on the couch. Initiate sex more often.

Do Things Together

Get out of the house and do things as a couple. See a movie or concert. Go out to dinner. Go visit friends or family. Even going for a walk together can help you two bond.

Say “I’m Sorry”

Don’t be afraid to apologize when you’re wrong. We all make mistakes, but saying that you’re sorry goes a long way toward making amends. Plus, it’s just the polite and considerate thing to do.

Be Thoughtful

A lot of people have resentment toward their spouse because they have to tell them what to do. You should know what needs to be done. Do things without asking, like cooking dinner, taking out the trash, feeding the kids, sweeping the floor, or walking the dog. These things go a long way toward improving a marriage.

Seek Legal Help

Too many people get into their comfort zone once they get married. They’re just along for the ride. They don’t realize that they constantly have to be working on their marriage. Otherwise, it will deteriorate.

Are you or your spouse lacking effort in your marriage? Are you willing to work on it? If not, seek legal help from Fort Lauderdale divorce lawyer Edward J. Jennings, P.A. We’ll guide you through the divorce process if that’s the path you choose. To schedule a consultation, call 954-764-4330 or fill out the online form.



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