Ways to make Affair-Proof Your Marriage
Because two's company, three's a crowd.
There are many reasons why men cheat .Some do because they don’t feel connected to their spouses. Others cheat because they love the thrill of the chase. Then there are those guys who become unfaithful just because they can. Don’t wait around for your own husband to give you an excuse. Scroll through the gallery to find out how you can keep third parties out of your relationship.
Keep communication lines open.
“Communicating does not mean simply waiting for the other person to stop talking so that you can speak,” says sex and relationship expert Tammy Nelson. “It means having regular, open dialogues and sharing your feelings.” When both parties feel comfortable talking to each other about anything, there’s a lower chance of anyone seeking solace in other people’s arms.
Address problems as soon as you can.
You don’t always have to have a solution to your problems before bed, but you can’t go on for weeks pretending that everything is okay when it’s clearly not either. Ignoring your issues won’t make them go away. In fact, it’ll only make both of you unhappy, which more often than not, leads to one or the other straying. To keep these wounds from festering under the surface, develop a system for settling arguments. Don’t hit below the belt and put the relationship first before your pride.
Keep your marriage interesting.
If you feel like your relationship has become a little too predictable, switch things up a little. Plan a long vacation, go on date nights, or try something new together. According to Dr. Phil McGraw, these can help you “rediscover the love and commitment you have for one another.”
Learn to read signals.
Stop the affair before it even happens. Is your man feeling lonely? Is he becoming a little too close with his female co-workers? Be observant about any changes in his behaviour, and try to address any problems before it’s too late. Don’t set him up to fail your marriage. Watching him destroy your relationship is just as bad as doing it yourself.
Work on your marriage every day.
Just because you and your husband are in a good place now doesn’t mean you should be complacent. Find a way to make your relationship better every day.