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Ways to Make Your Spouse Smile and Strengthen Your Marriage

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Dec 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Contrary to popular belief, divorce lawyers are not pro-divorce. In fact, I said several years ago in an interview that I see divorce lawyers as a “necessary evil” in today's world. Most family law attorneys will tell you that seeing clients reconcile their marriages is one of the happier parts of our jobs.

Dave Willis , founder of StrongerMarriages.org, notes that in the early stages of a relationship, most people strive to bring a smile to each other's faces. He believes that making smiles a priority can help strengthen your marriage and make your life a lot happier. He suggests the following ways to make your spouse smile:

  • Smile (Seriously, when you smile, it's going to be much easier to make them smile).
  • Turn the TV on mute and make up your own dialogue for what you think the characters are saying.
  • Speak to each other in a fake, foreign accent in public and see if anyone notices.
  • Write each other love notes and leave them hidden around the house.
  • Plan a surprise date and “kidnap” your spouse to take them there.
  • Dig out the childhood photo albums and spend a night looking through them.
  • Get with some couple friends (the fun ones, not the dramatic ones).

Source: “12 simple ways to make your spouse smile” by Dave Willis.

About the Author

J. Benjamin Stevens

Aggressive, creative, and compassionate are words Ben Stevens' colleagues freely use to describe him as a divorce and family law attorney. Ben is a Fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the International Academy of Family Lawyers, and is a Board Certified Family Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocates. He is one of only four attorneys in South Carolina with those simultaneous distinctions. To schedule a consultation with Ben Stevens call (864) 598-9172.

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