Be a more attentive spouse
If you think infidelity is the number one reason behind divorces, you are in for a shock. According to studies on the reasons why marriages fail, a staggering 73 percent said that the lack of commitment was the main reason their marriage didn’t work. Of these, 62 percent said that they wished their spouse had put in more effort, while a further 20 percent said they wished that they, themselves, had worked harder too.
Staying committed isn’t necessarily hard too, sometimes all it takes is something as simple as recalling important dates and anniversaries, planning for trips, and menial tasks like remembering to take the trash out.
Fortunately, technology can help with all of these. Having a shared Google or Apple calendar can help save a lot of headaches when it comes to remembering important dates and appointments. If any of you should have a new appointment, simply put it into the calendar and your spouse will be automatically notified.
And with intelligent personal assistants like Google Now and Siri now being “always on”, it has never been easier to create reminders. Whenever you want to put something off for later, like washing the dishes or ironing the clothes for example, simply utter “Hey Siri” for iOS devices or “Ok Google” for Android devices to start recording your reminder.
Another useful tool is an app called Couple. As its name suggest, it’s a social media platform for just you and your significant other. In Couple, couples can chat, post updates, share locations, share to-do lists, sketch, and send photos that will disappear after a fixed time and more. There’s even a feature called ThumbKiss, where couples can press on their phone screens simultaneously to trigger a vibration, kind of like a virtual kiss.
STAYING COMMITTED ISN’T NECESSARILY HARD TOO, SOMETIMES ALL IT TAKES IS SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS RECALLING IMPORTANT DATES AND ANNIVERSARIES.