Dating and having a girlfriend or a boyfriend is a very fun thing because of the excitement, less responsibilities, and the fun you have. However, when two people get married, they may drift into living in a routine, and this is where the excitement becomes to fade little by little. Moreover, dates become dinners in front of the TV, and responsibilities become to rise in number, especially if the couple decides to have children. However, there are some tips that you can work on, in order to save your marriage from drifting to the routine part, and keep it going on, and here we count them for you.

Set forth “yours,” “mine” and “ours.”

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This tip works the most on the finances. In fact, there are three categories for finances:  an inheritance that you got from a family member, a savings account that you accumulated before the marriage, and you a checking account to which you both contribute. In fact, you should have an upfront conversation about those three and define what belongs to whom. Additionally, you both need to talk about your time away from each other activities, for example: his beer drinking night with his friends, and her shopping weekends with the girls. Respect these important delineations. Doing so will make the relationship stronger.

Specify time to be together

Carmencitta Magazine - How to Keep your marriage 3Sure, you’re working, attending meetings, keeping the house up, car-pooling, and making the kids do their homework. However, you need to make some time in order to do activities together that you both enjoy. This could be anything from grocery shopping to taking in a movie. In fact, you need to commit to a weekly date night and make it as unbreakable as that all-important staff meeting at work.

Criticize gently

Carmencitta Magazine - How to Keep your marriage 4Of course, people make mistakes, and your partner, at some point will make one. However, don’t judge too harshly. If you criticize, do it the same way you would want him or her to criticize you. Be kind and considerate.