Nothing in life is guaranteed, and when it comes to the promise of “forever after,” marriage is no exception. To get a pulse on just what it takes to keep a happy and healthy marriage in check, we sat down with relationship expert Tara Caffelle, who’s been in the coaching field since 2008. Tara uses simple and effective strategies to help couples elevate their relationships and connect in ways that will prove to be both lasting and transformative. Says Tara, “…there are things, simple things we can do, to stay connected and together. None of it is complicated or even the “work” we are told it takes to keep a relationship alive. Yes, there is effort, but doesn’t have to be hard.” To help you on your relationship journey, read on for Tara’s 15 tips to “divorce-proof” your marriage!
Say goodbye when you part each day
Make time for a greeting when you reconnect...
Acknowledge each other for your contributions
Put each other first
Stop yourself from criticizing
Determine what your love language is
One source Tara recommends is 5lovelanguages.com. Here, you can "find your love language and then talk about how you prefer to show and receive love to get on the same loving page together.”
Ask your partner to weigh in on your...
Save your kindest words for home
Create rituals of meaning
Be a team
“When we have a relationship that is nurturing and caring, it ripples out to our lives; our children and extended family know they can lean into it and feel secure, our co-workers and employees are inspired by what we model, and we grow and continue to evolve in a place of freedom and support. Happy marriaging!”