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“Keeping a journal of what’s going on in your life is a good way to help you distill what’s important and what’s not.” Martina Navratilova
Relationships are always great in the beginning and most people usually work hard to attract their partner. However, over time, many people tend to just go with the flow and don’t take the time to think about or work on ways to keep their relationship strong. Life is busy but it is important to take the time to communicate, spend quality time together, and reflect on your marriage. Many people break up or get a divorce because, instead of growing together, they grow apart. Partnerships aren’t a “set it and forget it,” type of thing and will eventually fall apart without continuous nurturing.
It is crucial to take time to reflect on your life and your marriage/relationship. This can help you determine what sort of changes you want to make and the kinds of goals you want to achieve. It’s important to reflect on a variety of aspects in your relationship in order to strengthen your love and communication, find ways to resolve conflict, discover new ways to express your love, and remember all the reasons you cherish your partner.
“A strong marriage requires loving your spouse even in those moments when they aren’t being lovable; it means believing in them even when they struggle to believe in themselves.” – Dave Willis
The journal prompts I have listed below are perfect to get you started reflecting on your marriage or relationship.
- Describe what love means to me.
- How can I be a better listener to my partner?
- What is my Love Language? Explore the 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman.
- How often do I tell my significant other than I love him/her? Do I need to say it more?
- What are little ways that I can show my partner that I love him/her? How can I implement them into my everyday life?
- What are the best parts of my Marriage?
- What do I do to actively support my partners goals? In what ways can I be more supportive? Is there anywhere I lack support for my spouse that I need to work on?
- What are three things I admire most about my significant other?
- How can I bring more love into my relationships?
- What qualities do I believe are most important in a spouse/partner?
- How does my spouse/partner make me feel loved?
- How does my spouse make me a better person?
- What does good communication look like to me? Do my partner and I have good communication? How can we work on communicating better?
- How am I being supported by my partner? Is it enough? Why or why not?
- What are some compliments that I can give to my significant other this week?
- Is there any areas in your relationship that you feel needs more nurturing?
- Make a list of reasons of why you are grateful to have your partner in your life?
- What do you wish you could change about your marriage?
- how could you relationship with your partner be improved?
- Is there anything that is worrying you when it comes to your relationship? Why does this worry you? Do you feel like you can talk to your partner about your concerns? Why or why not?
- What are deal breakers for you in your relationship?
- Describe your ideal partnership.
- How have you been hurt be someone close to you in the past? How does that impact your current relationships?
- What are some short term goals you and your partner have for your relationship?
- What are some long term goals you and your partner have for your relationship?
- What does romance mean to you? How can you implement more romance into your marriage?
- Do you feel respected in your relationship? Why or why not?
- Is it easy for you to ask for help from your partner when you need it?
- Do I accept my partner for who they are – faults and all?
- List 10 ways to resolve a disagreement quickly and effectively.
- What do you think makes a marriage work?
- How can a couple make sure they grow together and not apart?
- How satisfied are you in your relationship?
Bonus – 4 Books to Improve and Explore your Relationship
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