So, you’re a newlywed or you have just moved in with your man. First, congratulations! You probably want to impress the hell out of him, right? Well, the occasion does call for a celebration. How about planning a romantic dinner? Here’s a quick recipe hint for you—you can cook some wonderful sous vide chicken breast, crab salad, spinach salad, light, and simple dishes, perfect for a first officially together homemade meal.
If you are a little lost and scared and don’t want to spoil it all, it’s alright to feel this way. Here are a few tips that will help you to—how do they like to put it? To connect to your inner goddess and make your family life better.
Plan a romantic surprise.
A delicious meal would be a great one. Have you ever heard a saying that a meal cooked by someone else, for a grownup, is like opening a box with a surprise for a kid? Making a delicious surprise for your loved one is a great way to bond. And, as the proverb goes, a way to a man’s heart lies through his stomach. Plan a small field trip for a weekend getaway. Even bringing coffee to bed in the morning can be so very romantic.
Be interested in his interests.
One of the most important aspects of relationship is having a solid common ground together. Not just kids or keeping house together—something that interests you both. A hobby you can bond over, an activity you both enjoy, sports, art, a fandom, or anything you can bond over. And well, it always flatters people to have their interests shared.
Take care of yourself.
Family life is not and shouldn’t be a sacrifice or constant effort of trying to make the other person happy, even at the cost of your own happiness. So do not forget about yourself, your own needs and goals, and that no matter what, first and foremost, you are your own person. The easiest way to make someone, who you love and who loves you back happy, is to be happy yourself and share your happiness. So, make yourself happy, take good care of your own needs, and do not forget to pamper yourself once in a while. Try making yourself a big presence and priority in your life. This will make you much stronger and sounder and you will be able to take stress much better.
Do not forget about other aspects of your life. Family life is important—perhaps the most important thing in a person’s life—but it’s always good to have other things that bring you pleasure, growth, development, and income. Your loved one doesn’t have to share your interest in this or that thing, but it doesn’t mean you have to give up on it.
Surveys show that some of the most precious memories people have are those of their loved ones and of places they’ve been to. So, what can be better than sharing an experience in a new, unfamiliar place with a loved one? Plan trips, get to know other cultures. If you have an opportunity, see places together. It’s a great way to bond and to create happy memories for the both of you.
First and foremost, ask yourself: Are you happy? Are you content? Does it make you feel good? Those are the important questions. And happiness is contagious! When you are happy someone who loves you is happy too.
Congratulations on your great event and lots of love to you. Family life is not always sunshine and rainbows, but if you approach it with good humor and patience, you’ll make it!