Moms, have you ever heard about the "seven-year itch?"
You've probably heard about the seven-year itch, but does it happen in real life? And if it does happen, how can couples deal with it? Read on to learn more.
Chances are, you've probably head about the "seven-year itch," but don't know what it's about or if it's even real.
That's why we're here to help you out and help clear the air about the seven-year itch.
What is the seven-year itch?
In a nutshell, the seven-year itch is the time in a couple's marriage wherein the romantic satisfaction in the marriage suddenly starts to decline.
It's a fact of life, and it happens to most couples. It doesn't necessarily happen after 7 years, but it does happen. And it's totally normal for couples to go through this decline in their marriage.
It can start unexpectedly; maybe you forgot that it was your husband's birthday, or you forgot to buy him something special for your anniversary. Maybe your husband has stopped kissing you goodbye every morning, or maybe he has stopped buying you flowers whenever it's your birthday.
Little things can seemingly blow up and turn into big problems. So it's important for married couples to identify if they're going through a problem in their marriage, and to do something about it.
What can married couples do?
Here's a list of 6 important things to remember should you face this hurdle in your marriage:
1. Communication is key
Communication is very important in any relationship. Take the time to talk to each other and share your feelings with one another so that you can feel much closer to each other.
2. Listen to one another
Aside from talking to one another, listening is also an important thing to have in your marriage. Communication doesn't do a lot if you don't listen, and through listening, you get to learn more about your spouse's needs in your marriage.
Compromise means learning when to meet halfway and figure out a solution that suits the both of you. Being married is about compromise, and giving way to each other's needs.
4. Make time for one another
Spend time with each other. Try not to focus too much on work or on other things. Your time at home should be spent with your family.
5. Learn when to back down
Couples argue, that's just a fact of life. However, there are some cases where you just need to back down and let your spouse "win" the argument so that you can avoid further conflict in your relationship.
This is especially true for small and petty arguments.
6. Remember why you got married in the first place
Look back and try to remember why you became a couple. Remember how you loved one another, and how you promised to be with each other till death do you part.
Sometimes, all it takes to rekindle the love in your marriage is for you to remember why you got married in the first place.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Having a family, a working mommy and other woman duties rocked my world. I have a little time but a lot of things to do. My world is surrounded by my two boys (as of now), my family, my relatives, my office mate, my on line friends and my true friends. Each day I want to share and discover passion for things that makes them happy. Learning from my past experiences, I want to live life to the fullest, no holding back of anger. I want to be full of love.