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20 Ways to Become a More Patient Spouse this Week

Twenty Ways to Become a More Patient Spouse this Week

1. Pause before you say anything (and don't let those snarky comments out!).
2. Be understanding.
3. Listen.
4. Ask your spouse how you can help him or her.
5. Get enough sleep, eat healthy, and exercise regularly.
6. Fill your life with positive things.
7. Pray. Seriously - pray for patience.
8. Pretend you are more patient than you are.
9. Don't try and change your spouse.
10. Be open to new ways of doing things.
11. Don't be in such a rush.
12. Be super quick to forgive.
13. Apologize first - even if you feel you are in the right.
14. Don't raise your voice.
15. Choose not to fight about things, but to stay calm and talk through things.
16. Give things time. Patience often requires the test of time.
17. Don't roll your eyes.
18. Encourage your spouse.
19. Speak positively about your marriage.
20. Laugh more. 
http://www.nurturingmarriage.org/values-to-live-by/the-art-of-being-a-more-patient-spouse

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