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I sometimes wonder why Mother’s Day is so special?

It isn’t about giving gifts or expressing your feelings and gratitude to our mom on this particular day.

I have known many who don’t celebrate Mother’s Day at all. They say it doesn’t make any sense to be thankful for our mom just for a day. A day when we all make efforts to make ‘mom’ happy.

Make sense to me.

But after a certain age or stage of our life, we leave behind our mother at home. A daughter when she gets married or a son when he gets a job somewhere else away from the house.

We leave our mom behind, and we continue to chase towards the dream of our life. Although, we are always in touch with her.

So, on this particular day, all the son and daughter of this earth acknowledge and convey their thankfulness to ‘her.’

We make an attempt to make her happy in different ways. Some give gifts, some prefer to spend time. It’s a reunion of ‘mother-children.’

Celebrating ‘Mother’s Day’ has become a tradition. This article will focus not on giving gifts but on ‘best mother’s activities to do at home with your mom.’

Let’s have a look in the below activities that together you can cherish.

Watch TV

Wouldn’t it be amazing to sit on the couch with your mom with a full bowl of popcorn and watching movies at home?

With online streaming videos on your lap, you no longer need to go to the movie hall. You can enjoy watching together her favorite TV series or movies on Netflix/Amazon Prime/ Hulu.  

Whenever I visit my mom in my hometown, we, mother and daughter often enjoy watching Bollywood movies at home. It is fun actually, especially while watching comedy movies.

Cook Together

Cooking together always brings happiness and closeness. You can multi-task, can help each other in cutting vegetables, following the recipe, talking and learning.

You can also teach her a new dish that you might have learned from somewhere. This kind of Mother’s Day activities is a small gesture of love and closeness that you share with your mom.

Bake a Cake Together

It’s Mother’s Day, and you might have thought of celebrating the day with a cake. But you know that your mom bakes amazing cakes.

So, why not to utilize the day in baking mom’s favorite cake together? Both will spend quality time together in the kitchen.

Just think. Have you ever done this?

I am telling you guys, I have bake cakes several times with my mother telling me the method beside me. I still remember vividly, on the night before Christmas how I used to get so excited for cakes and we both end up baking a beautiful soft vanilla cake.

Do morning Yoga Together

You know how exercise/yoga keeps our body and mind at control and at peace. But you must have noticed that when our mother crossed the 50-age bar, they feel so lazy in exercising.

I think doing yoga/exercise together will motivate her enough to keep it going for the rest of her life.

Book reading

Book reading is an unusual Mother’s Day activity that you can enjoy doing. Read to her favorite book on a lovely sunny afternoon.

It reminds me of something. The funny part of doing this is, whenever I read something to my mother, she fell asleep every time. Maybe I am such a lousy reader, though she never said that to me. So, you can also try the same.

Invite Her Old Friends at Home

Well, by inviting her old friends for lunch/dinner, you will definitely make her happy. Along with everyone, all will be having fun, sharing old memories and events. To make it more interesting, you can make dinner for all of them.

Plan a picnic in the backyard

I am sure any mother will love the idea of doing a picnic in the yard with her family. Prepare some good food and arranging a picnic in the morning will be fun.

Surprise her with bed tea and breakfast

 Let her sleep and don’t wake her up. On Mother’s Day, you can surprise her with bed tea and follow by a healthy breakfast. All you will see is a broad smile on her face.

Enjoy gardening with her

Usually, almost all the mother has a knack for gardening. Wouldn’t it be great if you spend some time with her in her garden talking about gardening hacks and flowers?

She might allow you to pluck a flower from her garden too.

Do fun photoshoot at home

Do you and your mother enjoy taking pictures?

You can set a camera and take some shots of your family with her. Or you can enjoy making some random pictures of your mom. You can frame those pictures and gift her later. Or you can also keep them which you will always cherish watching them over again.

Decorate your home together

Together you can enjoy decorating/reshuffling her home with new home décor items. By doing this, it will make her feel something new and fresh.

This is actually a very good you can say idea/activity that one can do on Mother’s Day.

Enjoy a hobby together

Now, this Mother’s Day activity is fascinating. We all have a few hobbies that we enjoy doing in our leisure time for relaxation. Likewise, our mother also has hobbies.

Like my mother loves reading and so do I. We often read to each other stories or share about something that I know she is interested in.

You may be a painter or sing well, how about convince your mom to accompany you. Like if you are sketching something give her a paper and a pencil and persuade her to draw too. She may be feeling reluctant but tell her that it doesn’t matter sketch whatever you want, it’s for fun.

Help her in Household Chores

Although you are supposed to celebrate Mother’s Day, when you are spending the entire day with her at home, don’t you think helping her in household chores would be a good idea to make her feel relax?

You know that every day she does her chores. Your little help will be appreciable. Helping our mother is always a positive thing to do.

Watch old childhood videos

We all cherish old videos of childhood, wedding, any of our family event. You can play one of your childhood old videotape and watch it over with your mother. You will see how much she will enjoy watching it.

A decent dinner at the end of the day

Last but not the least, ending the Mother’s Day with an excellent delicious meal sitting at the dining table with all the family members with a smiling face, thanking God and mom for providing everything would the perfect celebration for me.

Conclusion:

All the above are the small activities that one can do with their mother while staying at home. You don’t have to go out to celebrate such a special day. Neither you have to give her gifts. The only thing our mother wants from us is ‘time and love.’

Love your mother always. Share this post with your friends and family.

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An article on ‘Mother Day’s gift ideas?’

Yes, Mother’s Day is coming, and like me, I know you all are excited to buy something valuable for your ‘mom.’

I know people who aren’t so good at picking gifts for special occasions. They often get so confused. So, I thought why not to give a list of fantastic gift ideas that you can buy for your mom, and it could be time-saving for you too.

You don’t have to think much before buying, just go through the article for once. It will give you an idea.

You may be wondering what gift you should give to your precious mother on the special ‘Mother’s Day’ that will make her feel important and loved?

12th May 2019, is the day when all the daughters and sons will get the opportunity to say their mother ‘thanks for everything that she has done’, and ‘I love you Mom, you are the best in my life.’

If you ask me what the best gift that you can give to your mother is, I would say, ‘TIME’ which we mostly don’t have in this fast technology-driven world.

But who doesn’t love gifts?

Show the wonderful and gracious moms how much important they are to you and gift is just a small gesture to show your immeasurable love for her.

Here, I have a list of ‘Mother Day’s gift ideas’ which are wallet-friendly.

Handcraft Greetings Card

The handcraft greetings card is one of the most affordable gifts that you can give to your mother. You are just needed to buy a blank card and rest you can use all your creativity. You can draw images; write a beautiful quote for your mom and much other creativity or DIY things you can do.

I am sure your mother will love your effort, and it will make her proud of you.

Ceramic Teapot

Turn her day into a special one by gifting her an elegant ‘ceramic teapot set.’ It is economical as well as useful for her to embrace the gift by serving tea to the guest.

Ganesh Lantern

You would be surprised to see various ‘Handmade Ganesh lanterns decorative that are perfect Mother’s Day gift to light up her home and bring positive vibes. You can buy them either from online or from the markets where you can explicitly choose the best for the ‘best mother.’

Herb Plants for Kitchen Windows

How about gifting an ‘herb plant?’

Herb plants like Basil, Parsley, Rosemary, Cilantro are a few that can be easily grown in the kitchen window. All these are culinary herbs.

So, if she loves cooking, I think gifting her ‘herb plants’ would be economical for you and an eco-friendly gift for her which she will cherish using them while cooking.

A Cook Book

My mother loves cooking. In fact, she maintains a dairy where she notes down all her recipes and tips. I often ask her about methods and steps before cooking, and when it turns out to be delicious, I give credit to her. I am sure that makes her happy too.

If your mother also loves cooking, then a good ‘cookbook’ would be a fair Mother’s Day gift idea.

In stores like Crossword, you will see a vast collection of good cookbooks.

Floral Apron for her

It isn’t necessary if you give an expensive gift that will make your mom happier. It is the pure love and affection that matters the most for a ‘mother.’ She would gracefully accept anything even a gift for a cent.

An apron is such a cool thing to wear while cooking. It makes me feel like a chef. A good old-fashioned floral patterning apron with a pocket in the front would be an excellent and inexpensive gift for her.

A Painting

How does it sound ‘Painting for an artistic mom?’

If you are buying a painting, that will cost you a lot of bucks. So, because my post is focused on ‘affordable gift ideas’ so I would rather suggest ‘a painting made by you.’

I have gifted my mother last year a painting that I made keeping her on the mind. Although it was an abstract art so she couldn’t really understand much. But when I saw the reaction on her face, it was worth a million.

She was so proud of that one thing that her daughter painted for her.

Indeed, if you can paint or sketch, made something dedicated to her.

A Pair of comfortable shoes

Ladies love shoes, so does ‘Moms,’ so if you ask me would a pair of shoes is a good idea for Mother’s Day gift?

Of course, it is. Take your mother to a mall or a shoe store and help her choose the best shoe that fits her well and she looks gorgeous wearing it.

A Box of Cookies

When your mother loves eating cookies, a box of assorted cookies is the best gift ever she can have for you.

Fitbit

You would want your mother to be fit and able to track the activities of her body. Fitbit will help her tracking the physical movements of her body, heart rate, and sleep pattern. Using a Fitbit can motivate her to stay active.

Wrist Watch

A wristwatch is an amazing gift option that you can give to anyone on any occasion. I gifted my dad last year a wristwatch, and he is so attached to the watch that he only wears on special events.

Likewise, you can also give an elegant watch as a Mother’s Day gift on 12th May.

Antique Gift Decorative

If you know that she has a keen interest in antique items, then have you thought of gifting her antique home décor on this Mother’s Day?

Sophisticated antique home décor like handcraft wooden Ganesh idol, antique gramophone, pocket watch, wall décors, boxes are great items that you can actually think of gifting your mother and add one more antique piece to her collection.

A Picture Frame

A picture/photo frame is a very common gift which is pocket-friendly and is one of the best last-minute gift ideas.

To make it more special for your Mom, you can set a photo of you and your mom together in the frame. So, that when she opens the wrap, she will be happy to see both of you in the same frame.

Bedsheets and Pillow cover

Well, a lovely printed bedsheet and pillow cover could also be a decent inexpensive ‘Mother’s Day’ gift ideas. You can buy it online or from stores like Target, Macy’s, Walmart, etc. Mothers love bedsheets.

Sunglass

How about a thought of gifting a sunglass?

Women love shades, summer is here so sunglass could make a pretty much an ideal gift for her. Get her a trendy cool sunglass this Mother’s Day and embrace with her a weekend trip this summer.

A pair of Earring

Buy her a nice and classy pair of earrings which she can wear with her favorite suit/dress.

Foot Massager

Foot massager could hurt your pocket, but this will give your mother the much-needed relaxation. Foot massager comes with a different size and model with various features. Gift her which she will love to have it.

My mom’s knees and calf muscles sometimes hurt a lot especially after walking, so I was researching a few products in the store nearby. There are so many variations that you could choose.

Microwave Bowl Set

Once again, a gift that I can recommend for the moms who love cooking is ‘microwave bowl set.’ Microwave bowls are handy and useful. Also, it won’t cost you much. As it comes in different shapes and size, the price varies.

Dress/Suit/Saree

You can take her to a store and gift her a beautiful dress that she could wear on occasion, and it will always remind her of you.

Scarf

The scarf is one of the best accessories that women love to carry with them. You can think of gifting her either a woolen scarf for winter or a light scarf for summer that she could wrap around her neck.

Scarves add grace to a woman’s attire. So, I would definitely suggest gifting a scarf will make your mother feel confident.

Kitchen Appliances

Kitchen appliances could be anything. It could be a hand blender, toaster, utensils, anything you give it will be of great use to her.

Last year, I gifted my mother a vegetable cutter on her birthday, and she was so elated after receiving it. It was a surprise gift.

You could do the same and make her happy.

Eco-friendly Bath Gift Set

The eco-friendly bath gift set is something different and unique gift idea. A bath gift set includes many things like a different flavor of body wash, oil, detox bath products and etc.

An ideal gift for a modern mom.

Subscription of her favorite magazine

There are several women-focused magazines in the market, and almost all our moms love to read magazines in their leisure time.

My mother loves reading Hindi and Bengali language of magazines. Likewise, I am sure many of your’ s mom loves other magazines too.

Have you thought if you pay for the yearly subscription of your mother’s favorite magazine? How much she will be happy?

She no longer has to think of monthly payment, and she can enjoy reading as long as she wants.

A nice umbrella

A nice colorful umbrella for her to carry this monsoon.

Even though, she might already have an umbrella but what’s the harm in giving another on this Mother’s Day.

Take her on a vacation

Like I have already said at the beginning of this article that the best gift for a mother would be ‘Your Undivided Time.’

So, imagine how best it would be if you take her on vacation. The time that your mother will spend with you will be the best moment in her life.  

Carvaan

Carvaan is a portable digital music player that consists of more than 5000 pre-loaded Hindi songs. It is one of the best gifts that you could give to your mother who loves listening to old tunes. Although it is a little costly still, I think it is worthy of your money.

I gifted this product to my mother-in-law last year, and she seems to enjoy this.

Cake

Well, the cake is such a thing that you can buy in the last-minute. You along with your mom will cut the cake and celebrate a day out is a happy thought.

You can pre-order a cake and customize it like egg-free cake or no-sugar cake etc.

Movie date with your mother

A movie date with Mom? Sounds interesting, isn’t it?

Our mom love when they go out with their kids. So, if you don’t have time to buy anything for her, just take a day off from work and spend the day watching a movie, going to restaurants and talk to each other.

Whenever I visit my mom in my hometown, I make sure I give all my time to her. Believe me guys, this will make her way lot happier than giving her some random gifts.

Conclusion:

All the above are some of the most amazing ‘Mother’s Day gift ideas.

This Mother’s Day try to spend the entire day with her and do anything that makes her happy. She deserves all the happiness.

Thank you, guys, I hope you like reading the post and keep sharing with your friends and colleagues.

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Love is one of the most important emotion that you should always express to your loved ones. But it’s not necessary to utter these magical three words every time.

Saying “I Love You” is more comfortable and sounds romantic. Who doesn’t want to hear this every day but is this all?

When your relationship is young and new, saying “I Love You” is all that matters but as it matures and with years passing by, life gets so busy that sometimes we forget to convey our love for our partner.

There are tons of ways by which you can express your love and how much that person is special to you.

People may have different ways to express their feelings. Some are introvert like my husband; they don’t really say “I Love You” 100 times, instead, convey their love through various small ways.

So, the next 50 points of this article will describe how can you show your love to your spouse/love partner, without even saying the three words.

  • Let’s start with, playing your beloved’s favorite song at home in the evening and approach her/him to dance with you. It will bring a fun moment in your relationship and also a way to say ‘I enjoy dancing with you.
  • Pay attention to what your partner has to say. You can always lend your ears and listen. The more you will give your undivided attention, the more they will understand their importance and feel that you are not ignoring her/his opinion.
  • You are the most precious person for them, always be their side when they are sick. Nurture her, make her/him feel better and special.
  • You can lend your hands in helping your partner in cooking or anything. Your partner won’t always ask for help, but inside they want you to accompany them. 
  • You needn’t do much to express your feelings for your partner, after a long busy day if you give a goodnight kiss to each other, this gesture will say everything.
  • When you are in a relationship, you are open to each other. You can be flirtatious with each other. It’s fun and brings excitement in both.
  • Being positive is very important in a relationship. A relationship goes through many ups and downs; by being positive, it will hold your beautiful relationship strongly and never let each other down.
  • By showing how much, you appreciate, and respect will automatically improve your relationship. You can say simple things like “you have done a great job” or “I respect your decision.” These are little things if you continue to show your partner; it’s more valuable than just saying “I LOVE YOU.”

Also Read: https://worldupclose.in/top-10-proven-tricks-to-stop-fighting-in-a-relationship-with-zero-efforts/

  • I can’t deny the fact, that life is super busy nowadays, but take out time from your busy schedule and spend that with her/him doing something good or even just talking by staying at home will make them happy.
  • Texting each other keeps you connected. You can send your partner simple text like “reached safely, love you” or “Have you done your lunch?” These simple 4-5 words of the text are sometimes making you and your partner feel better. Don’t stop doing this ever.
  • You may be away from home for business purpose for a couple of days, don’t forget to stay connected over the call. If you had a super busy day then at least talk for once before going to bed. Tell her/him “I miss you,” or I miss being with you.”
  • Hug them whenever you feel like to and put a gentle kiss on her forehead. Notably, women love this gesture.
  • It says by kissing frequently; it increases love and intimacy in a relationship. Also, kissing often is a beautiful and pure indication of how much you want them.
  • I have written a blog post earlier on why and how some space is necessary for a relationship and can bring each other close. So, let each other give some space to grow.
  • Surprise your partner with a good dinner. ‘Being a wife, I could say when your husband cooks you good food, it feels so great.’
  • You should always acknowledge and accept your partner for who they are. Don’t try to change them. Of course, you can support them in improving their bad habits. But try to make efforts to build your relationship strong.
  • Don’t stop to encourage your partner. If they are doing something good then motivate them, tell them that you are proud of her/him. If your partner gets motivation and encouragement from you, it will boost their confidence.
  • Arrange to surprise your beloved with gifts on special days like birthday, anniversary, Valentine’s Day.
  • You can do many other simple things to convey your love for your partner like by making a reservation for dinner somewhere out, just for you two, no one else.
  • Your partner works hard, and you want her/him to relax. Make them feel special by giving a foot massage or head massage.
  • Watch romantic movies at home sitting together cozily on the couch on a Sunday morning. You can order food from out and spend a pleasant time happily.
  • You can do more romantic things like leaving notes around the house on how lucky you are or how about ‘little appreciation’ or ‘I am thinking about your.’
  • Amaze your partner with a sudden travel plan or any outdoor activity that they love.
  • Staring at your phone all the time is annoying. Put your phone aside and talk to your partner about the day, get yourself to engage in a conversation.

Also read: https://worldupclose.in/15-important-relationship-advice-that-newlywed-couple-should-know-for-a-happy-marriage/

  • Physical touch always brings each other close. Hold hands while walking or hold hands when crossing the road. It shows your affection and by doing this, will make your partner understand that you love him/her.
  • Show interest in their work too. Ask them about their work like “what is your project about” or “What is tomorrow’s schedule.”
  • Do household chores together. It is tedious work to do; if you do it together, it will be fun and also a way to tell “I am there for you.”
  • If your partner loves to explore new things accompany them in their happiness.
  • Take them to a candlelight dinner outside, or you can also set up the ambiance at home and surprise them when they come back from work.
  • Always stay beside them when they are going through a rough time. Give them your full emotional support. Be the light in the darkest of time.
  • Take a bath together.
  • When you see your partner sleeping, give a gentle kiss.
  • Help them carry the heavy grocery bags. Share the weight. It shows your love and caring for them.
  • Give your best oil head massage to your partner. It works really well in reducing stress.
  • Don’t shy away in saying sorry, if you have hurt them. You can leave a small, sorry note and can keep in such a place where she/he can easily find it.
  • While going out somewhere, let them choose what you will wear. It makes them happy when you allow them to select.
  • Make a habit of sharing a cup of tea/coffee every morning.
  • Randomly surprise them with small gifts, not necessary it has to be a special day. Who doesn’t love receiving gifts? You can bring home sweets, chocolate box or a wine.
  • Now is the age of WhatsApp and Facebook, who has time to write a letter? But writing a letter to your partner is much more romantic, and it’s better than mobile text. I personally, feel connected in writing letters.
  • You can even do more simple things that say “I Love You” like making the bed before going to sleep.
  • Play indoor games together and let them win sometimes but don’t tell them that. That will be your secret. Make them smile and happy.
  • Cuddle them when in bed.
  • Love them when you see they are upset about something. Tell them, “Don’t worry; everything will be okay.”
  • Say, “I am proud of you” for their excellent work. It’s a big motivation when it comes from you.
  • Speak as much as possible if you have a long-distance relationship.
  • Forgiveness is one of the critical elements in keeping a relationship hold firm. We all make mistakes and realization is essential.
  • Respect their interest is one of the ways to express your love. If they are saying, they want to eat Chinese, order Chinese. If they’re going to watch a movie at home with you, respect her interest. Sometimes you need to put your interest aside.
  • Fighting is conventional in a relationship. But be the first one to reach out to your partner and solve whatever issues you both have.
  • Surprise her by gifting something that they love like if they are into reading give a book if they are nature-lover give an indoor plant.
  • When they are coming home late from the office, wait for them and do dinner together. It is also a way to say ‘I Love You.’

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Conclusion:

Sometimes you can show your love in a better way by doing all these small things instead of just saying the three words.

If your partner doesn’t say ‘I Love You’ frequently but do some of these things then understand what he is trying to say (without saying).

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Being a newlywed is so exciting, isn’t it? So, how about some relationship advice for the newlywed couples?

I still remember how I felt when I was newly married. The first few days of marriage was so fun and full of excitement.

It’s an entirely new phase of life, promise to spend my whole life with the person whom I love the most, to be with him always and to love him.

I am sure all newlywed couples feel the same. I am now happily married for 3 years, and you can say that I am sufficiently experienced in advising all the newlywed couples relationship goals.

I have learned so many things in my marriage until now and even more to learn. Marriage is a sacred institution where you commit to giving your 100% to keep your relationship happy and secure.

As I said at the very first sentence, “Being newlywed is so exciting. But as a newlywed couple, you will also face challenges in your relationship. There will be differences in opinion and choices, you both will come to know new things about each other, you will have an argument, there will be tough times when you have to lean on each other.”

Marriage can be full of unpredictable challenges. My intention isn’t to scare you but to guide all the young and energetic married couples who are yet to explore their marriage by giving some simple yet essential relationship advice.

You might think why do you need relationship advice from a stranger like me?

You can always learn about the relationship from other married couples. Being married, I can give you some tips that helped me, and those advice/tips might be helpful for your relationship too.

Let’s, have a look on the list below and please don’t skip without reading. All the tips that I am going to give, I can assure you they will make your relationship stronger.

Communication in relationship/marriage

Communication is key to any relationship. When you are a newlywed, it is essential to know each other well, and through communication, you can achieve this.

As a newlywed couple, you will want to know each other’s secret, past, everything. You can start communicating with each other’s likes and dislikes, about their college days or it, could be anything.

So, I have written an article on how and why communication is important and can improve your marriage. If you read the article, you will know that 80% of the problem will get solved if couples maintain the interaction between them.

Learn to understand each other, not compromise

Compromise is a part of every marriage/relationship. Ask your mom or your married friends, they have also compromised in their marriage/relationship.

Now, you may think about why you should compromise?

It would be wrong to say, the bigger the compromise will be the happier you will be in your life.

By compromising, I mean to say, both of you (husband and wife) has to adjust with each other. If you truly understand each other, then whatever you do for her/his’s happiness, you won’t think it as compromising.

Instead of compromise (which brings negativity in a relationship), try to understand what’s necessary for each other. Always remember, do something which brings happiness for both and maintain peace between both.

Once again, communication plays a vital role here.

Cultivate your friendship

As a newlywed couple, both individuals have entered into a new phase of life. Be each other’s best friend and supporter for life. Cultivate your beautiful relationship into a friendship first, where there will be complete freedom and trust for each other.

Remember, how you shared everything with your best friend in school and college. You don’t hide anything from each other.

Likewise, you have to be each other’s best friend for life where each will share everything and hide nothing.

You will see gradually, the trust will begin to grow, and your relationship will get stronger than before.

Do the things that make you like each other more. Talk about everything and be a patient listener.

Do the things that both likes

This is one of the most fun things to do as a newlywed couple.

This is the time when you both are madly in love. You will enjoy doing things together the most. It could be anything like watching a movie together, reading or playing video games, sometimes cooking.

Let me share my experience. After marrying my husband, I moved with him to another city, and we used to travel to places every weekend nearby, loved watching movies. It used to be so much fun especially because we were a newlywed couple.

It will make you fall in love more as you love spending time together.

Never take your relationship for granted

Always be grateful to each other. Never make a mistake to take your partner/relationship for granted.

I have seen married couples after a few days of marrying, either of the ones takes their relationship for granted. They don’t spend enough time with each other neither show loving gestures. As it continues for days and months, they become emotionally disconnected resulting ‘failed marriage.’

Why the percentage of divorce has risen over the years?

‘Taking each other for granted’ is one of the many reasons. Each has to show their love and let them know how much you are proud of them.

By allowing them to show your love and generous gesture, newlywed couples can make their relationship easily happy.

Note: A relationship where each expresses their love and gratitude freely and consistently, will help to make their relationship strong and genuine.

Stop fighting, give each other time

We all struggle, argue and have differences in opinion but that doesn’t mean to give up on our relationship.

If you read my article on how can you stop fighting in a relationship with zero effort, you will get an overall idea on how to deal with this kind of situations when you are newly married.

Newly married couples fight more often mostly because of differences in opinions and choice as I mentioned above. By giving a short amount of time and space to each other during a fight, will help bring peace.

Space will calm each other’s mind, and then the best possible way to resolve the issue would be to ‘talk.’

Young couple gets angry quickly and says something rude during an argument that hurts the other. Why hurt each other, when you can resolve by communication.

Giving you an example, suppose you and your husband had a bad argument, and you both are hurt.

Both aren’t talking to each other for some time which is good but don’t expect he/she will come first to speak. Instead, you go first and try to communicate calmly and discuss the problem.

Respect each other’s profession in your relationship

Respecting each other’s profession is crucial. Suppose, you are married for a month but your husband remains busy at work or your wife works in a UK shift and comes home late at night.

What will be your approach in this regard?

When you are newlywed, it’s natural that you wish to spend more time together, but either of the one’s profession isn’t allowing you to do that.

Instead of complaining or getting annoyed, try to respect his/her profession and adjust accordingly.

Make sure to spend as much possible time together during the weekends. You can do anything watch movies, go for a walk, enjoy a bath together or cooking. There are tons of things that you can do together on the weekends.

Deal with your finances together

Money causes trouble in the marriage. With the lifestyle that we want to live in, we need money but sometimes with insufficient money when we can’t do the things that we dream of it creates tension between couples.

Now, how to handle the money matter when you are newly married. This is the thing I could tell you very well based on my personal experience.

You all know how expensive living in the city can be. My husband and I faced little money trouble during our newlywed period. With all the expenses on marriage and housing, it left us with little savings.

But I am proud to say that we did manage exceptionally well. We never had any fight related to finances. We were very specific about where and on what to spend our money.

I used to write all our expenses on a small dairy. It really helped me find out where I am more and where I can save. Being newlyweds, we had unlimited fun, we traveled with our limited budget too.

So, you can also deal with your finances as a newly married couple. Set a monthly budget as per your income and learn to enjoy limited things.

Enjoy in doing small things together

Like I always believe, you can enjoy the most when you are doing little things together. You don’t have to go big or do something grand to let each other know your love.

You will find pure happiness in doing small things like doing the chores together, cooking something together, just an evening walk or read her your favorite book.

Don’t Stop date night even after getting married

Yes, go for a date night once or twice a week with no distraction. Often couples stop going on fun and romantic date after a few years of marriage. People think it’s boring. I say it can be boring if two individuals aren’t involved in a conversation stuck with their phones instead. Read:https://worldupclose.in/2018/08/28/how-too-much-using-of-smartphones-can-ruin-moments-in-marriage/

The purpose of dating is always to engage yourself in a romantic conversation. If you turn your dating night into a habit from the very beginning of your marriage, you will always be that couple who is leading a happy and romantic married life even after 10 years.

Travel together frequently

Traveling together frequently strengthen a relationship. It will increase understanding and intimacy between couples. Traveling will give an opportunity to know each other better.

Isn’t it a fantastic feeling to explore the new places together?

The entire traveling experience will create memories for both that will be forever cherished.

Listen to each other patiently

Marriage is a long commitment in which you need to make an effort to make it successful. Listening to each other plays a crucial role in this institution.

Don’t think why your spouse didn’t do or that, don’t be judgmental. This will provoke negativity in your relationship.

I have said it earlier in several points that communicate with each other and LISTEN to what you both have to say. Don’t react or put your decision without listening.

Another thing I would like to add on my list of relationship advice here, YOU CAN STOP FIGHTING/ARGUING IF YOU LISTEN TO EACH OTHER PATIENTLY AND COMMUNICATE.

Spice up your marriage

When you are a newlywed couple, you will have the desire to do and stay close to each other. As it is a new phase of your life, you will love to get romantically involved frequently.

What I am trying to say is ‘try to make an effort to spice up your marriage when you feel you are losing it.’

In this progressive and digitally advanced world, we live a life of dullness and repetitiveness which impact our marriage. As a couple both have to bring freshness and warmth in your relationship.

Like traveling, a sudden plan for an outing, playing indoor games or try crafts. These are the small things that break the tediousness of life and make you live a happy married life.

Prioritize each other

Is your partner your first priority?

Your spouse is the most important person in the world to let them know that. Don’t let any third person coming between you two. Always remember you are two bodies but one soul. Your spouse’s happiness and comfort come first then the rest of the world.

Lastly, make millions of memories together

A newlywed couple must keep in mind that both have to live along a long life so with each experience you create memories and stories that are worth remembering. Enjoy and love each other to the most and keep creating memories that both can cherish in the later years to come.

Conclusion

I wish all the newlywed couples a happy journey and keep each other happy. I hope you all have enjoyed reading this post on the relationship advice specifically for the newlywed. Please do write back to me if you have anything to share or ask. I would be delighted to connect with you.

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Love is one of the most important emotion that you should always express to your loved ones. But it’s not necessary to utter these magical three words every time.

Saying “I Love You” is more comfortable and sounds romantic. Who doesn’t want to hear this every day but is this all?

When your relationship is young and new, saying “I Love You” is all that matters but as it matures and with years passing by, life gets so busy that sometimes we forget to convey our love for our partner.

There are tons of ways by which you can express your love and how much that person is special to you.

People may have different ways to express their feelings. Some are introvert like my husband; they don’t really say “I Love You” 100 times, instead, convey their love through various small ways.

So, the next 50 points of this article will describe how can you show your love to your spouse/love partner, without even saying the three words.

  • Let’s start with, playing your beloved’s favorite song at home in the evening and approach her/him to dance with you. It will bring a fun moment in your relationship and also a way to say ‘I enjoy dancing with you.
  • Pay attention to what your partner has to say. You can always lend your ears and listen. The more you will give your undivided attention, the more they will understand their importance and feel that you are not ignoring her/his opinion.
  • You are the most precious person for them, always be their side when they are sick. Nurture her, make her/him feel better and special.
  • You can lend your hands in helping your partner in cooking or anything. Your partner won’t always ask for help, but inside they want you to accompany them. 
  • You needn’t do much to express your feelings for your partner, after a long busy day if you give a goodnight kiss to each other, this gesture will say everything.
  • When you are in a relationship, you are open to each other. You can be flirtatious with each other. It’s fun and brings excitement in both.
  • Being positive is very important in a relationship. A relationship goes through many ups and downs; by being positive, it will hold your beautiful relationship strongly and never let each other down.
  • By showing how much, you appreciate, and respect will automatically improve your relationship. You can say simple things like “you have done a great job” or “I respect your decision.” These are little things if you continue to show your partner; it’s more valuable than just saying “I LOVE YOU.”

Also Read: https://worldupclose.in/top-10-proven-tricks-to-stop-fighting-in-a-relationship-with-zero-efforts/

  • I can’t deny the fact, that life is super busy nowadays, but take out time from your busy schedule and spend that with her/him doing something good or even just talking by staying at home will make them happy.
  • Texting each other keeps you connected. You can send your partner simple text like “reached safely, love you” or “Have you done your lunch?” These simple 4-5 words of the text are sometimes making you and your partner feel better. Don’t stop doing this ever.
  • You may be away from home for business purpose for a couple of days, don’t forget to stay connected over the call. If you had a super busy day then at least talk for once before going to bed. Tell her/him “I miss you,” or I miss being with you.”
  • Hug them whenever you feel like to and put a gentle kiss on her forehead. Notably, women love this gesture.
  • It says by kissing frequently; it increases love and intimacy in a relationship. Also, kissing often is a beautiful and pure indication of how much you want them.
  • I have written a blog post earlier on why and how some space is necessary for a relationship and can bring each other close. So, let each other give some space to grow.
  • Surprise your partner with a good dinner. ‘Being a wife, I could say when your husband cooks you good food, it feels so great.’
  • You should always acknowledge and accept your partner for who they are. Don’t try to change them. Of course, you can support them in improving their bad habits. But try to make efforts to build your relationship strong.
  • Don’t stop to encourage your partner. If they are doing something good then motivate them, tell them that you are proud of her/him. If your partner gets motivation and encouragement from you, it will boost their confidence.
  • Arrange to surprise your beloved with gifts on special days like birthday, anniversary, Valentine’s Day.
  • You can do many other simple things to convey your love for your partner like by making a reservation for dinner somewhere out, just for you two, no one else.
  • Your partner works hard, and you want her/him to relax. Make them feel special by giving a foot massage or head massage.
  • Watch romantic movies at home sitting together cozily on the couch on a Sunday morning. You can order food from out and spend a pleasant time happily.
  • You can do more romantic things like leaving notes around the house on how lucky you are or how about ‘little appreciation’ or ‘I am thinking about your.’
  • Amaze your partner with a sudden travel plan or any outdoor activity that they love.
  • Staring at your phone all the time is annoying. Put your phone aside and talk to your partner about the day, get yourself to engage in a conversation.

Also read: https://worldupclose.in/15-important-relationship-advice-that-newlywed-couple-should-know-for-a-happy-marriage/

  • Physical touch always brings each other close. Hold hands while walking or hold hands when crossing the road. It shows your affection and by doing this, will make your partner understand that you love him/her.
  • Show interest in their work too. Ask them about their work like “what is your project about” or “What is tomorrow’s schedule.”
  • Do household chores together. It is tedious work to do; if you do it together, it will be fun and also a way to tell “I am there for you.”
  • If your partner loves to explore new things accompany them in their happiness.
  • Take them to a candlelight dinner outside, or you can also set up the ambiance at home and surprise them when they come back from work.
  • Always stay beside them when they are going through a rough time. Give them your full emotional support. Be the light in the darkest of time.
  • Take a bath together.
  • When you see your partner sleeping, give a gentle kiss.
  • Help them carry the heavy grocery bags. Share the weight. It shows your love and caring for them.
  • Give your best oil head massage to your partner. It works really well in reducing stress.
  • Don’t shy away in saying sorry, if you have hurt them. You can leave a small, sorry note and can keep in such a place where she/he can easily find it.
  • While going out somewhere, let them choose what you will wear. It makes them happy when you allow them to select.
  • Make a habit of sharing a cup of tea/coffee every morning.
  • Randomly surprise them with small gifts, not necessary it has to be a special day. Who doesn’t love receiving gifts? You can bring home sweets, chocolate box or a wine.
  • Now is the age of WhatsApp and Facebook, who has time to write a letter? But writing a letter to your partner is much more romantic, and it’s better than mobile text. I personally, feel connected in writing letters.
  • You can even do more simple things that say “I Love You” like making the bed before going to sleep.
  • Play indoor games together and let them win sometimes but don’t tell them that. That will be your secret. Make them smile and happy.
  • Cuddle them when in bed.
  • Love them when you see they are upset about something. Tell them, “Don’t worry; everything will be okay.”
  • Say, “I am proud of you” for their excellent work. It’s a big motivation when it comes from you.
  • Speak as much as possible if you have a long-distance relationship.
  • Forgiveness is one of the critical elements in keeping a relationship hold firm. We all make mistakes and realization is essential.
  • Respect their interest is one of the ways to express your love. If they are saying, they want to eat Chinese, order Chinese. If they’re going to watch a movie at home with you, respect her interest. Sometimes you need to put your interest aside.
  • Fighting is conventional in a relationship. But be the first one to reach out to your partner and solve whatever issues you both have.
  • Surprise her by gifting something that they love like if they are into reading give a book if they are nature-lover give an indoor plant.
  • When they are coming home late from the office, wait for them and do dinner together. It is also a way to say ‘I Love You.’

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Conclusion:

Sometimes you can show your love in a better way by doing all these small things instead of just saying the three words.

If your partner doesn’t say ‘I Love You’ frequently but do some of these things then understand what he is trying to say (without saying).

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Valentine day is coming, and you might be wandering around the mall or checking out online, looking for the best gift for her (wife or girlfriend), but out of several things you have come out picking up nothing. How painful that can be.

Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world from ages, a day, especially for them, loved one to express their affection for each other. In early days, it used to be through the letters that couples or lovers show their love, but today, with overpriced cards and gifts people express their gesture.

No matter what you are gifting but the motto is to convey your deepest emotions and love that you have for each other.

So, are you looking for the best Valentine Gift Ideas?

Here, are the 35 best Valentine Gift ideas that can save your time and make her happy by showing endless love.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for her
  • Candy Basket

I love candy basket, a customized basket filled with lots of candies of different flavors. You can get variously themed candy basket for Valentine’s Day special or you can even make your candy basket; a personal touch will be more appreciated by your wife or girlfriend. You can add snickers, Cadburys, and dark chocolates and many others.

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  • Handmade Greetings Card

If you have art and craft skill, then you can easily choose to make a beautiful greetings card and can save money from buying. For a handmade card, you don’t need to spend much rather with little time and effort you can gift your beloved a lovely ‘handmade greeting card.’

  • Handmade Jewelry

A piece of handmade jewelry could be genuinely a romantic gift on Valentine’s Day. Women love jewelry, but when you make it for her, it will be precious. Once again, you will need to have art and craft skill for this.

  • A Painting by You

If your wife or girlfriend loves art, a painting would be a perfect gift on Valentine’s Day. It is cost-efficient and more valuable than spending on something materialistic. A colorful canvas could bring colors to your relationship. Not only on Valentine’s Day but you could also surprise her with your painting skill on her birthday or anniversary.

Photo Credit: Andrian Valeanu
  • A Song compose by You

We all have done something interesting in our college days. Like I used to paint and also performed a song in a group.

You might have also done something like that, sung or performed in freshers party or college fest. If you know to play an instrument, now is the time to brush up your musical skills and surprise her.

Photo Credit: Kelly Sikkema
  • Valentine Spa Set

The idea of gifting a spa and relaxation set is romantic. Women love to pamper themselves and a spa gift set for Valentine’s Day would be perfect to make her happy and feel special.

  • Heart Necklace

How about presenting your beloved with a heart-shaped necklace or a pendant? It looks beautiful, and it comes at reasonable to high-end prices. You can lose your pocket as per your need.

  • A set of pajamas

Your lady will surely be going to love receiving a set of cool and comfortable pajamas on Valentine’s Day. You can easily get a pajama set within $25-$30.

  • Portable Charger

If she travels frequently, you could think of gifting a portable charger to her. This might not be a romantic gift, but it is a practical and travel-friendly gift.

  • Kindle

Kindle could be a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for a person who loves reading. So, if your beloved lady is into reading, I could say nothing will beat her happiness in getting a Kindle from you. A kindle can give her unlimited options and choice to read anything anytime and at anyplace.

  • Her Favorite Book

Everyone has a favorite author and genre of book. You can surprise her by keeping her favorite book on the bookshelf of the hall room leaving a small note inside it expressing your gratitude and endless affection for her.

Sounds romantic. Isn’t it?

  • Journal

In a journal, one can write anything. It may be her/his most profound thoughts, travel diaries, stories or poetries. Women like me who loves writing and scribbling almost everything, for them a journal could be a decent Valentine’s Day gift.

And if you could spare a few more cash then go for a “Leather Journal.”

  • Sketchbooks

A sketchbook can be a unique gift on a Valentine’s Day. If your lady loves sketching and drawing, giving a sketchbook with sketch pencils set can be thoughtful. I believe, rather than gifting someone something expensive, if you offer something that they love, it will be cherished and memorable forever.

  • Wrist Watch

Michael Kors, Fossil, Timex have a great collection of watches at an affordable price range. Women love accessories and watches are one of them. You can consider gifting a watch on any occasion would always be loved.

  • A Pair of Cozy Slippers

Can you give a pair of cozy slippers as a gift on Valentine’s day?

Girls love cozy and cool slippers to keep their feet warm during winter. Warm feet make them happy, which means cozy slippers will make them happy.

  • Phone Case

The phone has become an integral part of our livelihood, and we are protective of it. Phone cases keep our phone safe from getting damaged. You will find in the market, so many exotic phone cases with cool graphics on the back cover. A top-notch phone case can make your ladylove feel special.

  • Computer Care Screen Wipes

Computer Care Screen Wipes is something unique and highly affordable too. It keeps computer screen dust-free and is safe for cleaning. If she works for long hours on the computer, this is a fantastic thing to give. These are adorable small soft toys.

  • Portable Instant photo printer

She loves taking photographs, and you admire her skill.

Then, why don’t you think of giving her a portable instant photo printer this Valentine’s Day?

This is a very cool gadget, and it comes in a variety of sizes and colors. There are so many available online and in the market that with little research you can gift your wife/girlfriend the best portable instant photo printer and make her feel special on this special day.

Photo Credit: Eric Ward
  • Shoes

Women have a special kind of fondness towards shoes. The one they will wear at the party occasion won’t repeat in a casual meeting. Some have a full wardrobe of a variety of shoes.

If your ladylove is one of them, nothing else will make her pleased than getting a pair of gorgeous shoes.

  • Classic Chocolate Gift Box

Is she a sweet tooth?

A chocolate gift box comes the very first in our mind among all the others. It is readily available everywhere. You will see when Valentine’s day approaches, almost all the stores are filled with assorted Chocolate gift boxes. You can pick any and get it wrapped with colorful papers.

  • Valentine’s Day Special Cake Gift Box

I would love to get a cake gift box from my husband this Valentine’s day.

Again, one of the best things for a sweet tooth. Mostly, in the bakery stores, they sell various flavors and sizes of cake. If you want to do something sweet, get a cake along with some chocolates and flowers.

This would be one of the best Valentine’s Day gift.

  • Customize Mug

You can customize a mug with a logo, photo or love messages. Nowadays, personalized mug is very easy to get it done. You are just required to tell them what do you want to customize. You can also order it online.

  • Customize Heart Keyring

Any woman who loves accessories would love a heart-shaped key ring. You can personalize a heart keyring with a photo of you both.

  • Scarf

Girls love scarves, they are effortless to carry and gives a modern sense of fashion. She can wear the scarf in any way she wants and that defines her style. Scarves are the girl’s best friend during winter.

You as a husband or boyfriend can always give your lady a beautiful scarf on Valentine’s Day.

  • A Travel Plan

What could be the best gift than giving your time to her on a trip?

You can shower her with worldly things, or you could plan to travel to a beautiful place to be with her.

Today, everyone keeping themselves so busy, time is all a relationship wants. So, with a trip, you can be together and make memories that will be long cherished.

  • A Movie Date Night

A movie date night on Valentine’s day is fun and very common. Most of the couple go for a movie but how can you make it special for her?

You can book the tickets two days before without telling her and surprise her by first taking her to a good dinner restaurant followed by a movie.

  • Home Décor Items

If she loves collecting antique home décor items, you can gift her that too. Antique pieces are rare, and if somebody is fond of gathering those, they do know the value of such things.

  • Tote Bag

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Getting married is one of the most beautiful feeling that one could get. Marriage is a promise that you make to keep your life partner happy and safe always no matter what. The first two years of marriage is the most romantic time I believe. Romantic dates, surprises, fights, gestures, honeymoon as I mentioned the best time.

Marriage

Do you think all couples feel the same?

There are married couples who remain so busy in making their career that they hardly get time to communicate.

And some couples have created a wall between them because they don’t adjust or should I say they don’t know what do they expect from each other or how to handle their situations. They don’t participate in communicating their issues.

Communication is the key element of a successful marital life. The more you will communicate with each other the more you will get to know each other and eliminate your issues quickly. Without communication, no marriage can stand.

The motive of this article is to provide “detailed guidance on how can you establish better communication in your marriage.”

Now before I jump into that part, I would like to point a few things.

Need for an Active Communication in Marriage

We all talk about love, trust, and honesty in marriage.  It is so essential to keep these three elements for a long-lasting happy relationship. But I often get surprised, why couples don’t talk about “communication?

Communication is like the fuel in a marriage. Conveying one’s emotions and opinions to each other is essential. If you don’t talk, it will eventually drive you apart emotionally and physically.

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Following are the reasons why communication is essential in your marriage:

  • Keeps you close to each other

When two persons are bonded together in marriage, they aren’t two individuals; they are one soul. More than physical closeness, it is the emotional bonding which matters. With regular effective communication, both tend to get close and increases the comfort level between the couples.

  • Builds up your relationship

Communication helps you to build up your relationship. A marriage needs care and affection when you communicate about everything it will bring you closer and enhance love and care for each other.

  • Misunderstandings won’t erupt

Misunderstandings arise when there is lack of understanding. If you don’t communicate your issues freely, there will be an obstruction which will generate misunderstanding again and again.

If you think your spouse knows about your wishes or can read your mind, you are wrong. Don’t just assume instead talk to your partner openly and positively.

Minimizing unnecessary confusions and misinterpretations increase relationship satisfaction. This can only be attained from communication.

  • Communication generates trust and honesty

Trust is an extremely vital element in keeping a marriage alive and happy.

“Once broken it can’t be mend.”

Building trust in a marriage or relationship needs complete transparency, according to me. Be it emotional or sexual intimacy; trust is the one thing that holds a marriage throughout.

You might have noticed, marriage breaks because they break the trust which is the foundation of marriage.

So, how will you build trust?

It doesn’t happen overnight. You need to give time and nurture your relationship carefully.

Here, communication plays its a vital role. When you start communicating with complete honesty with your spouse, with the given time, it establishes “trust” and improve your marital bonding.

Importance of Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication

Both verbal and non-verbal communication is an important part of a happy marriage.

In simple words, verbal communication is a form of communication which involves using words; it may be written or oral.

Non-Verbal Communication is when we use gesture or signals, any wordless form of communication.

Now, when it comes to relationship both verbal and non-verbal forms of communication are effective. You can use verbal conversation in having a more engaging and reasonable discussion with your spouse.

Like expressing opinions, discussing issues or cliché’ conversations come under ‘verbal form of communication.’

Whereas, using body language, sexual gesture or gentle touch towards your spouse are non-verbal forms of communication which are also important in physical closeness.

I will now come straight to the part what the headline says –

How can you communicate better to improve your marriage?

There are people who are introvert, mostly keep their feelings to themselves. They like being left alone. Honestly, I have known such people very closely who don’t even open up to their spouse. If such is your case too, make sure you give full support to your spouse, make her/him feel secure and comfortable.

So, my first point will be:

Be open with your spouse

Don’t be shy to express your views and feelings to your spouse. Let him/her know your wishes, opinions, ideas, share your issues. The more you will talk about these things you will get that comfort level increase each day.

Put effort into changing your communication pattern. If you see your spouse isn’t actively participating in conversations, make a change in the pattern.

You can start by talking about regular things like how was your day, what you did etc. You can share with her/him about your day, it will give your spouse confidence to speak up.

Listen to your partner

Listening is a good skill, and one who is a good listener can do better in improving marital life.

Be a listener to your spouse because if you listen to her/him, it would mean you are attentive and interested. Many people find it difficult to keep listening to their partner. But if you make a little effort, you can be in a win-win situation.

Being a listener doesn’t mean that you have to agree to everything that your spouse says. Instead, it means, you have to be non-judgmental.

Often it happens that your spouse has an opinion and you without even listening passed a comment which ends up in a conflict.

Small talk

Engaging in small talks is an amazing way to make your communication better. Keep it light and simple. Good conversation always lifts your mood and smoothen the bonding.

You can start by asking small questions, or you can ask for advice on a particular matter. With regular small talks, it will cultivate happiness in your relationship and improves your marriage.

Show interest

If your spouse wants to share something or say something, stop interrupting and making opinions.

Instead, the best thing you can do to improve your communication is to show your keen interest in the conversation.

Be her/his listener, let them speak freely. When you show interest, it will make her/him feel special and important.

Compliment each other

Complimenting each other is a part of communication. It is crucial that a husband and wife balance each other for a long-term happy marriage. A compliment in a relationship is to comment something positive to your spouse.

When you compliment or praise your better-half, you will not only make her/him happy but by doing so, you will increase your spouse’s self-esteem.

Your little appreciation will make her/him feel valued and will create a moment of love between the two.

Talk about anything

Being a husband and wife, you can always talk about anything and everything. You can discuss and share your past experiences, fun things that you did in your college days, about a colleague or just regular things.

Just pick a topic and start talking. The motive should be to communicate and spend time together.

I know a lot of people remain busy in their respective career, but that shouldn’t stop you from communication.

You can send messages to each other during free time or lunch time. In that way, you can stay connected all the time.

Make plans

I love making plans with my husband. We discuss everything together. It keeps our bond strong.

If you are buying something for you or your home, if you are thinking of a holiday out, make plans together.

Planning together is fun and involves solid verbal communication. And as you know, verbal communication helps in building your relationship.

Make your conversation light and fun

Nobody likes serious and boring conversation all the time. Sometimes, lighter and fun conversations that bring a smile on both of your faces is worth a try especially, when you are trying to make better communication.

For example, you can talk about a movie or any book or about the restaurant that you went to last night. It could be anything. You can even tease each other.

Talk positive

Any negative remarks during a conversation between husband and wife can create differences. Don’t approach towards a negative discussion, it won’t help in building your relationship better.

Try to acknowledge your spouse’s accomplishments and derive positivity in your marriage.

You can also try to encourage your spouse in doing the things that he/she loves.

If you see, your spouse is in a bad mood or had a rough day, try to motivate her/him, show your positive attitude in solving existing issues.

Never let ‘negativity’ grow in your marriage. It’s poison.

Don’t ignore during conflicts

“Ignorance is a poison that kills every relationship day by day.”

Conflict is a common thing that takes place in every marriage. But it is terrible when you start ignoring each other during conflicts. Each person is different, they have different opinions and approach, but there is a solution to each problem too. And the best way to solve a problem is to ‘communicate.’

Talk about your issues, let each other know your expectations and needs. Try not to drag an issue for long as it may affect your relationship.

Through gentle and effective communication, conflicts can be stopped and bring serenity in your marriage.

Conclusion

Marriage is a beautiful institution. With enough love and care, you can maintain a healthy marriage. It is okay to accept if you aren’t better in communication with your spouse. With a positive attitude and a little effort, you can make your communication better and improve your marriage.

Be patient and have trust in each other.

If you think this article is helpful, please let me know by commenting on your opinions. Your opinion will encourage me to write better.

Thank you all for reading.

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Every couple argues when something isn’t going on as per their wishes or due to differences in opinion. Even sometimes couple does argue a lot on almost everything.

I know that phase when you argue, get upset and keep your mouth shut the whole day. The ending of an argument can always be frustrating. It brings no happiness. A bad and sad day isn’t it?

I am married for three and a half years, and like every other couple, we almost frequently get ourselves tangled in arguments too. Let me tell you, yesterday morning me and my husband had a petty argument on ‘why hasn’t he read my last blog article.’

Although, it was foolish of me to say that because he is very supportive and does read all the articles that I write. It was just the last article that he couldn’t because he was so tied up in his office work. So, from that sentence, it started. But our argument was quickly cooled down.

Are you stunned to know that how we did that?

As a couple we never let our argument ruin our day. Instead, we maintain certain ways that help us in stopping an argument immediately.

Tricks to Stop an Argument in a Relationship without much effort –

It says an argument is an art. You can argue in a way where you can be the winner. Fighting or arguing is a part of a relationship. You sometimes tend to argue when you want to express your strong opinions or emotions to your partner.

All couples argue. Some argue less and some more. Some in a decent way and some literally fight. It isn’t important how you fight or argue. But it should be fair.

Let’s see what we have on the list:

  • Don’t yell, talk more

One of the oldest tricks that perhaps every couple should follow. It all turned out miserable when each started yelling at one another. There is no need to yell or shout, instead, try to remain calm. Try not to overreact at that moment of heat.

Often what happens, when you yell in an argument you tend to say or behave rudely which might hurt your partner/spouse’s feelings. If you are smart, you won’t engage yourself in that argument. You will stay calm and let your spouse/partner do the yelling part. Eventually, she/he will stop if not getting any response from you.

Give your partner a moment to cool down and then you both sit and resolve your issues by talking.

  • Accept your fault

There is no shame in accepting your fault. If you know that the reason for the argument is you, maybe you have done or said something wrong ‘accept it.’ You will see the argument will stop then and there.

  • Don’t ever exaggerate

Always remember, say no to ‘exaggeration.’ It is not wise to drag a simple thing to a greater extent. I hope you understood my point.

If you want to stop an argument seriously, don’t keep adding up things to a discussion. An attempt like this rather ends up in disappointment.

  • Don’t ever stock your grievances in your mind

Storing up past grievances and complaints might add up to your current situation. It often happens in a relationship, when in an argument one opens up about his/her past accusations. Try to solve one problem at a time. If you come to know about her grievances, talk to your partner, try to make it work and most importantly, keep patience.

  • Apologize in the sweetest possible way

Your argument will end within a minute if you sweetly say ‘SORRY’. It will melt down the anger immediately. You can later say whatever you have to, but the best thing is, you no longer have to be in an argument.

  • Winning shouldn’t be the motive

A couple should keep in mind that the objective is to solve the problem. If you think you have to win the argument, then you will end up losing the happiness of your beautiful relationship.

  • Avoid accusations on each other

Stop accusing each other; it will cause each to defend themselves. You can avoid this by talking politely and expressing views. A couple should always no matter what respect each other’s emotions and listen to opinions. 

  • Go for a walk together and discuss

Walking and talking is a good combination. It is a great thing to do. Go for a 30 minutes’ walk and let each express their views. You can share your emotions, opinions, and complaints while just walking. It will reduce the stress and brings you both close.

  • Be clear about what you are saying

You cannot expect your partner to mind read. How would your partner know what do you want or what is your expectation if you don’t convey?

Research has shown that often people those who clearly don’t express their feelings are more likely to feel unhappy and disturb. Eventually, they pile up these emotions and later when they explode it turn a relationship into sour.

  • Appreciate your partner

Who says ‘I LOVE YOU’ during an argument?

Correct. If you see your partner is all gear up to attack with words and have a fierce look on his/her face, you better say ‘I LOVE YOU’ and appreciate the effort your partner puts in everything. You can tell your spouse how much you love her/him and you are sorry if you have done anything wrong.

That’s it. You will see there will be no argument whatsoever.

Is Argument Good for Your Relationship? Image Credit: Daniel Cheung

You must be thinking how can argue is good for a relationship?

Well, if you know how to deal with arguments, then it brings no harm to your relationship. Every individual has a different perspective on everything. Their ways of expressing will also be different, but it is important how they are dealing with difficult situations.

We keep discussing the factors that keep a relationship healthy and holds together.

Many won’t agree with me, but I genuinely think ‘conflict’ can also be a good factor in a relationship.

  • It teaches you how to deal with the situation
  • It makes you aware of the fact ‘how strong is your relationship is.’
  • It lets a person (wife/husband) express their opinion, likes or dislikes strongly
  • Conflict/argument gives you a chance to work out where your understanding is lacking
  • It sometimes brings an element of surprise in your relationship. You come to know your partner’s deepest thoughts or grievances that you are ignorant of
  • Lastly, I believe conflict sometimes can be just a playful communication.

It all depends on how maturely and positively you can resolve your arguments.

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A small three letter word “EGO” is so powerful and evil that if not appropriately dealt with can create significant issues in any relationship.

Let’s be honest. We all have an ego, and there have been several occasions in our life when we let our ego control us. Ego is a sensitive part of our psyche at the same a negative quality.

Ego is killing your relationship

In a relationship, everything needs to be balanced. Several elements help to keep a marriage healthy. But ego is one such thing that ruins a relationship which means eventually kills your marriage.

Do you think ego is more valuable to you than your love?

When a couple loves each other, there shouldn’t be left any space for negative feelings to erupt. The ego is a part of the brain that needs to be accepted and loved.

In different occasions, ego struggles to cope up with the reality of life. We can say, ego is that evil thing which loves to take control of us.

If you keep holding your ego and let it gets dominate over you, it will put a barrier between you and your spouse.

Even if, your love is genuine, this ego of yours will stop you again and whenever you will try to approach towards your spouse.

It will make you feel weak. It will make you do things that you don’t like but end up hurting yourself, your soul mate and your marriage.

For example: Let me tell give you one such common example where our ego shows its evil spirit.

“It happens in several marriages where a wife’s earning is more than her husband. The husband although loves his wife dearly, but his ego comes often and pokes him feeling “dominated by her wife.”  The wife may be contributing more to the household expenses, doing everything that she does to make her marital life blissful but his ego can’t accept the fact that his wife is earning more than him. With each passing day, months this ego will start drilling his mind with evil thoughts. And the rest you can imagine..”

Do you see how ‘ego’ has turned up a good relationship into bitter?

It doesn’t matter who earns more. What only matter is love, mutual respect that a husband and wife should share in a marriage/relationship.

If you feel your ego is coming on your way, then shakes it off immediately. Be positive about each other. Be honest. Share your feelings with your spouse. Stop thinking “what she/he will think if I say this.”

“I won’t deny it. Even I have an ego; it happened quite a few times when my husband and I had an argument and ended up hurting each other’s feelings and ego. We didn’t talk for a day or two, and the silence between the two is even more hurtful, and we can’t let ego let our happiness get ruin.”

Now, to keep your ego aside, you need to work on specific areas.

How can you let go of your ego?

Several incidents will happen, where you both mightn’t agree with each other but always try to maintain the dignity of your relationship. Don’t let cultivate ego in you.

  • Acceptance

Marriage is an institution where a husband and a wife are equal and have equal importance. It is an ideal way to handle/avoid ego to come between a relationship if partners accept each other as they are.

Every person has negative and positive qualities. Embrace and respect each other in every situation of your married life.

  • It is alright to be wrong

Overcome the feeling of need to be better than your spouse. It is okay to be wrong sometimes. Don’t let your ego control your mind thinking “I am never wrong and I haven’t done anything wrong.” Have that courage to accept your fault.

You will make mistakes you will learn. There is no shame in that.

Always remember, you and your spouse are equal.

  • Acknowledge each other’s weaknesses

As I always say, communication is the key to a happy relationship. Try to communicate as much as possible and accept each other’s difference of opinion.

Listen to what your partner wants to convey and discuss everything so that both can find a solution.

Every couple deserve to be happy and if you think –

“he/she has hurt my ‘ego’ that is impossible for me to forget and forgive.”

Then, my friend, I would say you are terribly wrong. You need to embrace your relationship and marriage.

Take positive initiatives in small things of your daily marriage life, and by letting go of your ‘ego,’ you will see where your relationship stands. You will hold in a better place with your spouse in your marriage.

You can also read:

How Giving Space to your Partner can make your Relationship strong

How too much using Smartphones can ruin moments in Marriage

Know 12 amazing reasons how traveling can strengthen your relationship

25 creative and cool Sunday date ideas at home for married couples

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A day at the beach with your loved ones can be awesome and happy. But will your day be as happy and awesome if you have kids and you are planning to spend the time at the beach?

To be honest, it takes a lot of hard work, when you are planning a day out with your kids. You have to pre-arrange everything correctly so that your little angel won’t get into trouble.

Kids always get excited whenever you will them take out on holiday. But it gets doubled when it is a beach holiday. Kids lose interest fast in everything; they keep looking for fun activities or games. They love to run around, swim and play at the beach.  Sand, water and underneath the wide-open sky create a very happy environment for kids to be around unlike your backyard.

It helps creativity to get the flow down.

Last month I went on a beach holiday with my husband to revitalize my inner strength and mind. We were relaxing and observing people, waves crashing down, clouds and thousands of such activities. There were families with kid and toddler preparing for the picnic, kids running around, parents busy in taking selfies.

Is it all you can do at the beach? When you have that perfect place and time, let your kids explore. It is an excellent way to get close to your kid, help them and encourage them to learn new things even at the beach.

So, here is a list of things that every parent should read: “18 Innovative and fun things to do at the beach with your kid”.

  • Get yourself involve and help your kid in making sand art by using stones and shells collected from the beach.

  • Bring a few markers and color pens, have your kid add their creativity to the collected shells. You can also join them.
  • Encourage your kid to write small words like names or city names it could be anything with a stick or by using their fingers. This activity is educational also your kid will enjoy writing on the sand.
  • You can make your kid learn to create sea creatures like octopus, crabs, fish on the beach sand.
  • Get your hands dirty and help your little one in making a ‘Sandman‘ just like a ‘snowman.’
  • Tell him/her a beautiful fisherman’s story. You can also bring his/her favorite storybook and read them.
  • If your kid is little grown up and doesn’t like being around the water,  then the ideal way is to pitch a tent and play board games inside.

  • “Hey dad, can we play frisbee?” To all the dads, it is the best thing when your kid asks some time from you. Don’t say later, grab the moment and enjoy playing. One of the best things to do at the beach.

  • I remember, how much I was enjoying flying kites on the beach of Ocean Shores, in Washington State, USA. Let your kid have that opportunity with you to learn how to fly a kite. Memories that will be worth remembering.
  • Did you ever play tic-tac-toe? I played a lot with my friends in the backyard of our house, in the school playground and even on the beach. Playing tic-tac-toe is refreshing and a good physical exercise too. A good thing to try.
  • Won’t it be a wonderful gift if your kid can craft a shell necklace? You can join with your kid crafting shell necklace from the gathered shells. He/she can gift you or can gift grandma.
  • Making a sandcastle is always fun and creative. You will sometimes wonder, how they fabricate stories about a princess who lives in this castle. Try to encourage more on her creative side.

  • Kids enjoy playing with sand. They will dig around, lying down on the beach, will act like the little mermaid. Let them do that freely.
  • Say your kid has participated in a running competition in the school. You can motivate your kid to practice running at the beach.
  • If you see, your little one loves taking pictures of nature. It is always appreciable to encourage her/him. Maybe this hobby will lead him/her way in the future into a good photographer. Photography needs creativity and keen sight if your kid has that you must be proud.
  • This is the funniest thing that I used to love doing when I was a kid. Digging a hole with a plastic spade and fill it with water.
  • Involve your kid to interact with local sailors and fisherman to learn about sailings and fishes.

 

  • Educate them in about ocean cleaning and beach clean. Make them understand the effect on the marine life due to sea pollution.

A beach holiday could be fun when you could spend meaningful time with your kids. These memories are precious than keeping yourself busy on phones. There are so many things one could do at the beach.

You can share your thoughts with me that you love to do with your kid at the beach.

You can see more:

Why Should You Go to a Private Island for a Romantic Vacation Once in a Lifetime?

12 Best Eco-Friendly Travel Tips to Make your Trip More Responsible

Best Kid-Friendly tourist attraction spots in Pattaya.

Thank you, guys.

Image Credit: Copyright free images from Unspalsh and Pixabay.

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