Sometimes we all struggle with discontentment in our lives. We may think if we just had more money, a bigger house, nicer car, or better body, THEN we’d be happier and content. But, what happens when you become discontent with the one you love? Here are some ways to help you overcome discontentment in your relationship:
• Guard your Senses. It’s important to guard against what you look at, listen to, think about, or even touch. Maybe it’s the flirty co-worker who regularly compliments you with a twinkle in their eye or the hug that lasts a little too long. Maybe it’s the TV program, book or magazine that quietly whispers the fun you could be having elsewhere. Whatever the source, guard your senses and be alert to things that breed discontentment in your relationship.
•Resist the “Grass is Greener …” Syndrome. Maybe someone else looks more attractive and appears to be more attentive, BUT will they go the distance with you? Would they have your back if you didn’t have two pennies to rub together? Would they want to stay with you if your once fit body goes through some changes? The grass may look greener on the other side, but the grass can be just as green and more if you water your own yard! Do the work in your relationship and you will be rewarded.
•Inject F-U-N into your Relationship. If your relationship has become a little ho-hum, drab or routine, it’s time to mix things up! Try to add regular doses of something new, fun, and spontaneous into your relationship whenever you can. Incorporate what the other person likes into your plans. Give each other something to look forward to and remember why you fell in love in the first place.
• Choose Gratitude. We need to remember to count our blessings and thank God for the beautiful things right in front of us. And although our mates are not perfect human beings, (and neither are we!), they are perfect for us. God knew when He gave you that person, just what you needed and how they’d compliment your life. He knew this person would stretch, test and challenge areas in your life that would make you a better version of yourself; embrace the gift!
• Pray for “Fresh” Eyes. If you are battling with discontentment, pray and ask God to give you “fresh” eyes for the person you’re in relationship with. God can touch your heart and theirs, allowing you to see each other in a new, fresh light and move you from mere contentment to mind-blowing satisfaction!
So how do YOU overcome discontentment in your relationship?