7 Relationship Resolutions Every Couple Should Make for 2014

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To say "thank you" more.
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To say "thank you" more.
You may never know how two little words can completely transform your relationship until you try it. I admit that, like many wives, I tend to go into "martyr" mode, focusing on all of the things that I do in our relationship (official birthday card purchaser, grocery shopper extraordinaire, toilet paper roll changer) while conveniently forgetting to notice everything that my husband does. I am convinced that saying "thank you" more not only helps my husband feel appreciated and helps him know that I appreciate all that he does, but that it also helps me to notice all he does more as well.
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I've considered 2013 the year of improving my marriage. After a rather rocky start to learning the rules of writing about love and relationships (short lesson: don't write about any problems about your marriage online), I started to get in the swing of things a bit. In all honesty, after three kids in four years and a few bumps in the road, I started to feel like a whole new wife and woman again. I felt connected to my husband in a way that made our marriage seem so brand new again. We felt connected, we were laughing even in the midst of sick kids and diaper changes, and we spent time simply sitting and talking in front of our fireplace. But then again, 2014 is going to be a whole new year, and it's looking like it will be a year full of challenges, adventures, and a little more stress on our marriage. December 29th marks our 6th wedding anniversary, and I am determined to keep our love going strong. So in the spirit of the new year and a marriage made anew, click through for 7 relationship resolutions every couple should make for 2014! -By Chaunie Brusie


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