The right relationships have the potential to empower us, yet marriage can oftentimes feel like a full time job. For many of us, married life is not always picture perfect especially when career and personal life are priorities that we continue to juggle daily. The thought of finding balance may seem like a Utopian ideal and it may seem challenging to even consider but it is not impossible.
So what does it take to juggle everything at once without losing yourself in the process? It’s all about finding balance and reminding yourself about the very things that empower you, including the people you choose to surround yourself with. We all need to feel supported, cherished and loved for our efforts and every little win that we accomplish along the way. When both partners in a relationship reach a level of harmony that goes beyond worldly distractions, the relationship grows into one where the love you share with each other reflects in all aspects of your life.
Spending time together is the building block of sustaining a good and happy marriage. Talking with our partners allows us to build intimacy with them beyond the everyday stress whilst creating worthwhile memories. In a busy world that constantly demands our attention at all costs, it is important to leave room for personal time with your partner and make sure that they know that they are still a priority in your life. Be open about your sexual needs and desires, know what you like and don’t like in bed and out of the bedroom and then communicate mindfully, respectfully and with as much kindness as possible.
Who cooks dinner? The person who arrives home from work first or the one who works from home? Setting boundaries means having clear expectations with your partner and yourself. As they say “teamwork makes the dream work!” Perhaps you happen to come home early and washing the dishes would help ease the house chores. You and your partner may agree that Saturday afternoon’s are an opportunity to spend time with each other. Career-orientated couples work together to harmonize their busy lives whilst making the most out of their time and remember to put your relationship first, always.
Being supportive elevates any relationship that you might be part of. Whether it is a romantic relationship, a friendship or a relationship with family or your community. In commitments such as marriage, we may find it slightly difficult to support our partner in everything that they do because we may not agree with it. That’s the beauty of sharing a companionship with another being. Being in ‘sync’ with each other doesn’t mean that you agree all the time but it’s the essence of thoughtfulness that counts. The ability to award your partner the understanding that they deserve whilst ensuring that they pour love, compassion and empathy in your cup too.
No one said balancing marriage, career and personal life will be easy but it can be manageable and more stress-free. In a world of uncertainty, love in its truest form has proven overtime to nourish our lives the way we deserve. A successful relationship breeds empowering life journeys overall including your career and self-development.