Advice to Newly Engaged Couples
Here is some advice to newly engaged couples before they start their wedding planning together. Sometimes we just need a little bit of advice to reflect and strengthen our relationships. I partly write this blog to remind myself of all of this great advice as well.
8 Pieces of Advice to Newly Engaged Couples
It is important to think positively about your partner rather than negatively. If you think negatively about your partner all the time, it will be hard to look past the argument and never solve the issue. Being able to forgive your partner when something goes wrong is vital to a strong and healthy relationship. Having forgiveness in your relationship may be one of the most important things to a happy and long-term marriage.
Patience is a virtue is what we have been told over and over. However, being patient with your partner is just so difficult at times. This piece of advice to newly engaged couples can save you from an argument and frustration.
Take a deep breath and count to twenty. This is something I was taught as a young girl and I still practice when my patience is being tested.
3. Keep Learning About Each Other
You may think you know everything about your significant other but you may not. It is important to sit down and learn more about each other. Really listen to what your partner is telling you and show them that you are listening and care about how they feel and what they have accomplished.
New adventures are always occurring in our life and it is key to share them with your significant other so you stay up to date in each other’s lives. We may not know as much as we think we know, so it is important to have these conversations.
4. Healthy Heart
I am always reading books to learn more about how to improve my relationships and create a healthy heart. Good advice to newly engaged couples that I have is to keep improving who you are by analyzing what is important to you. You are marrying this person because they are important to you. It will take constant work and dedication.
I have found great joy in reading and taking the advice of Gary Chapman, the author of the 5 Love Languages. I daily read his tips on how I can love better. He suggests small gestures you can easily do to help your relationship. Just today I made a comment of praise as the book suggested.
5. Not all advice is good advice
Some advice to newly engaged couples work for some and some works for others. The good news is you don’t have to feel the pressure to do it all. Just pick 1 piece of good advice that works for you and your partner.
6. Social Media Lies
What you see on social media is not always realistic and practical. It is so easy to fall into the trap of social media and wanting the picture perfect relationship you see on all the social media platforms. There is so much more to the story behind the photo. People only post what they want their friends and family to see.
It’s so important to understand that a relationship is going to have its ups and its downs and that is normal!
7. No Couples are Perfect
Nobody is perfect! We have to understand that our relationship is not always going to be perfect and it’s going to have some rough patches. As Kelly Clarkson once said, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” So true! Getting through hard times in your relationship actually makes you grow stronger with your partner.
8. Communication is vital
I suffer from passive aggressive tendencies! There…I said it! My behavior is as follows, when I am upset I don’t always open up about my feelings. I have been working hard on communicating my thoughts and feelings instead of bottling them up inside. I have learned that I feel better when I just come out and say what I am thinking or upset about.
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