10 Speedy Ways To Connect With Your Spouse When You Don’t Have A Lot Of Time

 / 

Speedy Ways To Connect With Your Spouse

When you have been married to each other for a very long time, things might become a bit boring and stale after a point. But no matter how long you have been married to each other, it is very important to give an effort to connect with your spouse, even when you don’t have a lot of time. This will ensure that the spark and romance in your marriage remains and you never feel bored with each other.

Couples that don’t reconnect, disconnect. It’s important to stay on top of your relationship constantly, yet with life’s hustle and bustle, it’s hard work to focus on your marriage all the time. Reality check- marriage is hard work, so don’t make excuses for not spending quality time with one another. Make it a non-negotiable. Here are 10 speedy ways to connect daily so your relationship stays strong and healthy.

10 Speedy Ways To Connect With Your Spouse When You Don’t Have A Lot Of Time

1. Greet one other with excitement at the end of the day.

The six-second kiss is a kiss with potential. In long-term relationships, complacent pecks of parting and greeting can easily be overlooked. Make your kisses count.

2. Hold hands while binge-watching your favorite show.

It takes little effort to touch and there’s immense power in holding hands and cuddling. Raising endorphins (hormones that create a euphoric effect) produces intimacy and closeness.

Related: 3 Steps to Reconnect When You Feel Disconnected From Your Partner

3. Give a compliment.

We often have great thoughts about our significant others that stay in our heads. For instance, ”His haircut looks really nice.” “It looks like she’s lost some weight. I’m proud of her.” “He works so hard for our family.” “I love her laugh.”

Don’t forget to sprinkle your spouse with compliments that they’ll appreciate and boost their self-esteem.

reconnect with your spouse
Reconnecting with your spouse

4. Laugh at a joke.

Whether it’s a meme on social media or a silly knock-knock joke, a little humor brightens the tension from the day and goes a long way.

5. Ask an open-ended question.

We tend to make a lot of statements rather than asking questions. An open-ended question elicits conversation, even if it’s a quick one over bath time with the kids. Even better, include your kids over dinnertime.

You’ll be surprised how important a simple question is. Questions make us feel like we’re interesting and important. Who doesn’t want to feel like you’ve just caught the attention of someone you love?

Related: 10 Acts Of Love To Amp Up The Romance In Your Relationship

6. The million-dollar question that I often encourage couples to ask..

before heading out the door is, “What can I do for you today?”. It takes the focus off of ourselves which allows us to do for others.

7. Instead of tag-teaming chores and parenting, do one activity together as a couple.

Whether that’s going to the gym at the same time and working out with your swolemate or cooking dinner side by side, tackling something as a team should be a priority in your daily life.

8. Share a memory.

“Remember that time we got drenched while taking a stroll on the beach?” “What you just said reminded me of our wedding vows. That was the best day of my life.” “I’ll never forget the time when you surprised me with that getaway trip.”

It doesn’t have to be as in-depth as dusting off the photo album or watching your 4-hour wedding video (although this would be a great date night in), but sharing a fond memory builds emotional intimacy.

9. Have a quickie. 

Romance doesn’t have to involve candlelit dinners and rose petals on the bed, but sex is a necessary part of marriage. A quick romp builds excitement and anticipation for the next time where you may have more room for a slow and sultry night of passion.

Related: 11 Indoor Date Night Ideas That Will Pump Up The Romance

10. Plan an upcoming trip or date night.

When was the last time you did something spontaneous and out of the ordinary? Vacations are becoming less and less with the increasing demands of work. A night away or better yet, a long-awaited trip to Europe is a way to stay out of the mundane rut that can engulf married life and create new and lasting memories.

A little intention builds a lifetime of love. The key to relationship happiness is a strong sense of friendship and good friends always make time for one another.


Written By April Eldemire   
Originally Appeared On Couples Thrive   
Speedy Ways To Connect With Your Spouse pin

— Share —

— About the Author —

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Up Next

Why People Cheat: Investigating The Root Causes of Infidelity In Romantic Relationships

Deep Causes Of Infidelity Why People Cheat

What lies behind betrayal and heartbreak? Explore the most common causes of infidelity in relationships and the painful reality of many couples these days.

Why people cheat cannot be explained by a single universal reason. So, we will explore reasons and offer insights on how to move on, heal, and rebuild trust.

According to the American Psychological Association, infidelity is one of the leading causes of divorce and separation

Shockingly, studies also suggest that 50-60% of both men and women will engage in extramarital affairs at least once during their marriage, underscoring the magnitude of this issue.

What is Infidelity?

Cheating or infidelity is t


READ FULL ARTICLE ⇲
Up Next

Unlocking The Secrets To A Happy Relationship: 13 Science-Backed Tips

Science Backed Secrets To A Happy Relationship

Defining a happy relationship can be tricky, right? But what if you could get a blueprint of secrets to a happy relationship?

Today there are so many different opinions on what makes a relationship happy. Some people say it’s all about unconditional love, while others think it’s more about finding the right balance between independence and togetherness.

Let’s unlock the key to the secrets to a happy relationship so that we can build successful relationships for ourselves.

But before we uncover the secrets, let’s get a clear idea about happiness and relationships.

How do relationships affect happiness?

Does this question come to


READ FULL ARTICLE ⇲
Up Next

60+ Funny Marriage Advice: Humorous Marriage Secrets Revealed

Funny Marriage Advice Best Secrets Of Happy Marriage

The best way to spice up your marriage? Add some humor! It’s like the salt and pepper of relationships - a little goes a long way.

If you're looking for a good laugh and some helpful marriage advice, then you are in the right place, my friend. From never going to bed angry to always having a sense of humor, these pieces of funny marriage advice will keep your relationship strong and thriving.

Check out these hilarious pieces of funny marriage advice. 

60+ Pieces of funny marriage advice curated just for you!

These funny marriage tips will make you laugh and help y


READ FULL ARTICLE ⇲
Up Next

The Widowhood Effect: Can Grief Increase Mortality In A Surviving Partner?

What is the widowhood effect

The death of a spouse can be one of the most tragic experiences anyone can ever go through. It can cause severe distress and emotional pain and depression. But can it lead to the death of the widow or widower? Let’s understand the sad reality of the widowhood effect.

What is the widowhood effect?

The widowhood effect refers to the probable increase in the likelihood of a widow or a widower to die out of emotional pain after the death of their beloved partner. This phenomenon is mostly observed in older people who have lost their long-term husband or wife. 


READ FULL ARTICLE ⇲
Up Next

Waiting For Your Happily Ever After? Here’s What You Need To Do

Things You Need To Do To Get Your Happily Ever After

"Your happily ever after" is not just in the fairy tales but it happens in real life too. But you need to work for it, here's how to live happily ever after with the person of your dreams!

You are starting to despair that you will ever get your happily ever after with the man of your dreams? Have you been looking everywhere for your prince but has every person let you down, over and over?

Are you ready to give up? Let me tell you that it is possible to get your happily ever after by doing just one thing!

And what is that thing?

That thing is recognizing, and accepting, that your happily ever after is nev


READ FULL ARTICLE ⇲
Up Next

9 Warning Signs Of Resentment In Marriage And How To Deal With Them

Warning Signs Of Resentment In Marriage and How To Deal With Them

Resentment in marriage can be a sneaky and toxic force that can undermine the love and trust between partners. It can grow over time, fueled by unspoken frustrations and hurt feelings, and before you know it, you're left with a relationship that feels cold and distant.

But the good news is that resentment can be dealt with and overcome with a little bit of effort, understanding and mutual respect.

Related: Relationship Killers: Anger and Resentment

6 Triggers Of Toxic Resentment In Relationships

1. Unresolved conflicts.


READ FULL ARTICLE ⇲
Up Next

The #1 Thing That Makes Your Wife Feel Safe And Secure

communication in marriage

Open communication in marriage is crucial to build trust, resolve conflicts, create a strong bond with your spouse. Learn how to make your relationship a safe space!

Wondering how to make your wife feel secure? Read below!

Good for you for wondering what makes your wife feel safe and secure. Many men don’t do that and, as a result, their marriages fail.

Learn how to communic


READ FULL ARTICLE ⇲