Vows were made, and the honeymoon is over. It is now time to brave your new world as a newly-wed couple. As such, your world is different now. You have sealed your commitment to love and take care of each other. Yes, it is nice to come home to a house where someone you love and who loves you back is waiting.
Moreover, yes, it is sweet to sleep next to the person you loved the most and to wake up seeing his or her face, first thing in the morning. However, life is not always a bed of roses. There will be misunderstandings and your commitment to each other will be tested. However, there is nothing that you cannot solve as long as you are willing to work around your differences.
We have listed down five things that every newly-wed couples should always keep in mind to make that living life together with a bliss.
1. Create a home that you will love to come home to.
Make your home a space that the two of you will love to spend time on. Make it a relaxing sanctuary. Put in there the things you like as a couple and even those who interest you individually. The two of you must commit to maintaining its cleanliness and orderliness. After all, it is your home and the place where you will start your family, eventually.
2. Keep the romance alive.
Not because you are married now does not mean that there is no need to win the heart of your spouse. If anything, married life is the time to keep the fire burning and to kindle that fire for the rest of your lives. Now that you are living as newly-wed couple, it is easier to lose yourselves in your careers, taking care of the family’s finances, or even with your kids knowing that your spouse is just there. Take your wife to dinner. Dress up for your husband. Flirt with each other. Go the extra mile to make your spouse feel how you treasure your relationship.
3. Accept imperfections of your spouse and yourself, as well.
As a newly-wed couple, you will discover something new about your spouse every day. You will learn about the things he or she is good at, and you will also see his or her imperfections. Now, these things are part of who he or she is, and you have to find a way to work around that imperfections. On the other hand, you must also identify and accept your own set of shortcomings, as well. After all, you cannot give what you do not have. So, do not expect that you can accept your spouse’s imperfections if you have not yet accepted the things that make you human. Life is not perfect; so why should you be?
4. Let your spouse take care of you.
You might be the one in charge of the household or the entire family, but you must also admit that there are times that you wish you were not. Do not do everything by yourself. You and your spouse are lifelong partners, and you share equal responsibilities over everything. If you are a wife who always does the cooking, let your husband cook for you once in a while. If you are a husband who has been managing your business since day one, take a day off and let your wife take over.
Do not also forget that it is human nature to feel good knowing that someone needs you. So, if you let him or her take the reins, you are not only doing yourself a favor. You are also making your spouse feel good about himself.
5. Do not lose that adventurous spirit.
Discover and do new things together as a newly-wed couple. Excitement is one of the ingredients of a successful relationship, and each new thing that you do together strengthens your bond. Find time to spend quality time with each other. Go to exotic destinations. Walk around the neighborhood and bring along your spouse.