The best part about having an arranged marriage is that you build your love story, a little every day, while friends and family cheer you on. But all love stories take time to grow and cupid strikes only when couples get close. So, get some wind into your love boat and set it sailing with these 10 ways to grow closer in an arranged marriage. Try them out and tell us how married life is treating you.
1. Become friends first, lovers later.
You’ve taken vows to stay together forever, now it’s time to work on them. Begin by becoming friends, going out on dates and having a little fun. Meanwhile, let cupid play its own games. In the right moment, it will strike you two down.
2. Spend time with each others’ family, friends and siblings.
Hear tales of his many quirks as a little baby from his parents, or go out for coffee with his friends and know what he was like as a teenager. Spend time with people who’ve raised him and grown alongside him to know of the many experiences that have shaped him up into the man you married.
3. Go for long walks and longer drives.
After spending the day apart, take some time out for yourselves each day. Go for soothing walks, or drive out to quiet places and share all highs and lows of the day with one another. Unburdening in front of your partner makes you feel relaxed and weaves trust into the relationship.
4. Talk, talk and talk some more…
Share every silly little thing with each other, make jokes, tell tales, discuss beliefs and confess secrets. It’s the only way of getting to know of all the things that inspire him, motivate him, annoy him and fascinate him. It’s the only way of getting to know of all the things that make him who he is.
5. Cuddle up and snuggle in!
Sex is just so much better when you also connect with each other on an emotional level. So, flirt with each other, work on that romance and build intimacy with lots and lots of hugs and cuddles, kisses and snuggles.
6. Share at least one meal with each other every day.
Don’t forget to sit beside your partner at least once a day. Doing little things like this will give you a sense of belonging and togetherness, like nothing else can.
7. Go out and explore the world together.
There’s no better way of exploring yourself and strengthening your relationship than by hitting the road and staying together amidst changing weather, season, places and people. We promise you’ll come back stronger and wiser.
8. Get cooking!
If food is the way to a man’s heart, imagine how sooner would you get there if he was helping you cook some? Get into the kitchen then, and treat yourselves to some fabulous recipes. You’ll end up feeling full and fine.
9. Find common interests and do more of what you like, together.
If you’re movie buffs, do a movie marathon. If you’re foodies, try out new places to eat at, together. Whatever it is that both of you enjoy doing, do it one more time, together and we promise by the end of it, you’ll feel closer than ever before.
10. Give more and expect less.
Now that you’re starting off on a new journey, allow us to advise you to travel light. Take along minimum expectations and spread maximum joy. Married life is nothing but a perfect balance between two imperfect people tuned over years spent together.
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Published on Apr 12, 2017