Why Your Individual Health Can Make Your Marriage Happier

Did you know that focusing on your individual health can make your marriage happier? We like to say that your relationships are only as healthy as you are–and that includes your marriage. But how does becoming a healthier person have such a profound influence on your relationship?

There are so many reasons to focus on your own wellbeing, and we’re not just talking about physical health. Instead, we also mean your psychological, emotional, and spiritual health. When you care for all areas of your health combined, it pays dividends not just for you, but for the people you love most.

Wondering how becoming a healthier person can impact your marriage for the better? Let’s get into it.

You Take Responsibility for Your Own Wellbeing

When you’re a healthy person, you take responsibility for your own wellbeing. Your spouse can’t fulfill all your emotional, psychological, spiritual, and physical needs; each of us has to do that for ourselves. Rather than depending on your spouse to meet all your needs–then becoming resentful when they can’t–you are able to take care of your fundamental needs.

Although marriage gives us countless opportunities to nurture and care for one another. Neither of you can truly care for each other as well as you’d like if you’re not taking care of yourselves. To protect against resentment in your relationship, you and your spouse should both be taking responsibility for your core wellbeing. Then, you can show up better for each other.

You Feel “Complete” as an Individual

Healthy people feel whole and complete as individuals. While the notion of soulmates “completing” one another is romantic in pop culture, in reality, the healthiest relationships are made up of people who take good care of themselves. This is a direct result of taking responsibility for your wellbeing.

When you and your spouse are each healthy and whole, you might find that you approach your relationships and responsibilities differently. Your chances of having better communication, more shared time together, and deeper intimacy are greater. You may also discover that your happiness in your marriage grows the healthier you become.

You Bring the Best of Yourself to Your Marriage

When you take responsibility for your own wellbeing and work toward feeling whole as an individual, it becomes easier to bring the best of yourself to your marriage each day. Taking care of your health on every level can lead to making better decisions, living more mindfully, and building a more positive outlook on life. If you and your spouse are both bringing your best, imagine how much happier your marriage can be.

Ready to Be a Healthier, Happier You?

Do you want to be healthier individuals, but need a little help getting started? There are many things you can do to improve your wellbeing. Our book, Healthy Me, Healthy Us, is one resource that can point you in the right direction. After all, our relationships are only as healthy as we are. Take a look and get your copy here.

Have you and your spouse taken time to focus on your individual health? How did that impact your relationship for the better? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.

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