January 1st, the day of new beginnings. The day of the New Year’s Resolution.
Many people out there will be resolving to quit smoking, quit eating so much, quit being messy, or just quit quitting. Think back to all the resolutions you’ve made in the past. Now think of how many of those you stuck with. How long did they last? If you made it to Easter while still committing to your resolution, you did GREAT.
As we enter the year with uncertain terms with the unstable economy, many of you may even be inclined to resolve to spend less money, balance a budget, or even get out of debt. That sounds easy enough, but you are not the only one that contributes to that resolution. You have to consider your spouse in the equation and talking finances with your spouse can be very difficult and put a strain on your marriage.
One thing that we all hope will stay with us throughout every new year is our marriage. Remember the words, “In sickness and in health; for better or worse; for richer or richer.” What?!? I said that in my vows. Didn’t everyone?
Rather than let the media, the economy, and society get the better of us, try making a commitment to the most important relationship you have … your marriage. It’s not as difficult as you may think. Sure, you might almost feel like strangers at first, but you’ve made it past that stranger phase before. Remember your first date together? Remember your first time together? Try to remember the exact moment when you knew…this is the one.
This is the perfect New Year’s Resolution for any couple. You can start by ring-a-ding-ding-ing the New Year in right, and find your tips here: How to Surprise Your Spouse with a Sexy New Year. Then commit to one night a month for some alone time. It doesn’t matter how many kids you have because they have to sleep some time.
You can’t control what’s happening in the world, and in the economy, but you can control what happens in your home and in your bedroom. Take the time…be spontaneous…have fun. Your spouse will be glad you did … and so will you.