She interviewed me for the piece, and here’s what I shared: To spice up your marriage, nurture each other’s hobbies and interests.
My 11-year-old marriage has its ups and downs, and it’s also had its moments when my husband and I would go, “So… what now?” What’s next? What else can we do?
The exciting times happen when my husband and I show a genuine interest in what the other is into.
My husband and I realize we have interests that we don’t share, and that’s okay. We used to really trying getting a shared hobby but it just wouldn’t happen. (Read: To married couples: Do you have a shared hobby?) Seriously.
My husband loves running — I’d rather curl up on a couch with a good book. I love to write — my husband prefers sharing stories in pictures.
So what do we do?
I share running quotes with him that he can share with his running community. He recommends great restaurants we can visit so I can blog about the food. I get him magazines on health and running. He surprises me with notebooks for my writing.
Fueling each other’s interests keeps the marriage exciting. It’s simple. It’s supportive. It’s sincere. Sometimes that’s all it really takes — knowing what your partner is interested in and genuinely bringing him or her closer to her passions. That’s love. That’s a genuine connection. That’s one way to spice up your marriage.
Read the rest of the tips in the article. Come share your tips too on how you spice up your relationship! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Glaiza Villanueva-De LeonFebruary 13, 2015 at 6:34 pm (8 years ago)
I like the idea of nurturing each other’s hobbies. While my husband and I have some shared interests like eating and watching movies, I have some hobbies that he’s really not into and vice versa (blogging, traveling and crafts for me, basketball and video games for him). Moving forward, I’ll do little things to support his hobby so I can make him happy and nurture his passion at the same time. Thanks Ms Toni for the tips
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ToniFebruary 17, 2015 at 4:06 pm (8 years ago)
You’re very welcome, Glaiza! Have fun fueling each other’s passions!