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How can I maintain my marriage and avoid ever getting a divorce?
Mary Jo Answers:
According to marriage researchers, the two most important ingredients for marriage success and prevention of divorce is good old fashioned thoughtfulness (kindness) and generosity. The most important behaviors were rated according to importance.
- Small acts of kindness practiced toward each other.
- Expressing affection.
- Expressing respect.
- Forgiveness of one another.
- Generosity of expressing each of these and working together as a team rather than wanting it to be even or fair.
What’s a good date other than going out for dinner or a movie? I’m trying to end dull date nights.
Mary Jo Answers:
To create the best dates remember this, people will forget the cost, the place and other details, but they’ll never forget how they felt on the date, so make them feel special.
Theme dates are a great way to add spark. For example, have a chocolate date. Bring her chocolate roses, have chocolate cocktails or coffees, and eat light so you can try chocolate desserts. It’s fun, it’s delicious and chocolate is a natural aphrodisiac and mood elevator.
Dates at night get routine, try a Saturday or Sunday afternoon date at the arboretum, a local art gallery or an art museum. A great time in Houston is to rent bikes from the city. You pay by the hour and you drop your bike off at different stops along the way. Each stop is a new community to explore. You have more energy during the day, and seeing artwork or nature promotes conversation. Conversation builds intimacy, which makes your date feel closer and connected with you.
A very popular date weekend is to go on a wine tasting tour. They’re fun, festive and educational. Never drink and drive.
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