Check out These 7 Relationship Tips That Will Help you Have A Happy And Healthy Relationship.
We all want to be in healthy relationships, but the majority of us have never been taught what it entails. Here is my top advice for how to establish a strong and healthy relationship. As a therapist with over a decade of experience working with couples. Being proactive and communicative are the keys to success.
1. Recreate the activities you engaged in during your first year of dating.
We tend to slink into our metaphoric sweatpants and get lethargic in our relationships as the months and years go by. We lose tolerance, tenderness, thinking, understanding, and the general effort we used to put into our relationship with our partner.
Consider all the things you did for your partner over the first year of your relationship and write them down. Start doing them all over again now.
2. Request what you want.
We get to believe that our spouse understands us so well that we don’t need to ask for what we want after a while. When we make this assumption, what occurs next? Expectations are created, and they are rapidly shattered.
Unmet expectations can make us doubt the strength of our relationship and connection. Keep in mind that “asking for what you want” encompasses a wide range of desires, from emotional to sexual.
3. Learn everything there is to know about your significant other.
Consider who your partner truly is and what physically and emotionally thrills them. Instead of tuning in to what they genuinely want, we can become consumed by what we believe they want.
It’s crucial to remember that something doesn’t have to make sense to you if it’s significant to your partner. It’s simply a matter of getting started.
4. Go beyond “How was your day?” Ask more in-depth questions.
We tend to mentally check out of our life and, as a result, our relationships at the end of a long day. “How was your day?” It is a normal question we ask.
However, because we are asked that question so frequently, many of us will automatically respond with the bare minimum: “That’s fine.
What did you think of it?” This does nothing to strengthen your connection and may even worsen it by removing the option to connect frequently.
If your first question is, “How was your day?” doesn’t get any response, try asking more creative follow-up inquiries, such as, “What made you smile today?”
“What was the most difficult aspect of your day?” Or “What was the most difficult aspect of your day?” The answers will astound you, and you’ll gain a better understanding of your significant other as a bonus.
5. Always engage with the conversation.
It might be brief or long, but it always starts with asking each other what went well and what didn’t over the previous week, as well as what might be done to better things this week.
Use this time to get on the same page with your schedules, arrange a date night, and discuss what you want to see happen in your relationship in the next days, weeks, and months.
Unmet wants and resentments can grow if you don’t make an appointment to check your temperature.
6. Don’t forget to keep it sultry.
What would your relationship look like if you and your spouse both committed to growing the behaviours you both find hot and minimizing the ones you don’t? Consider this in its most general form.
“Sexy” can allude to bedroom preferences, but it can also apply to what we find appealing about our partner in our daily lives.
Do you find it enticing if they assist you with housework? Do you think it’s “unattractive” when they use the restroom with the door ajar? Discuss exactly what it means to “keep it hot” in your relationship. Be astonished, amused, and inspired.
7. Make the most of your time together by being creative.
Break off from the “dinner and a movie” routine and see how a little variety may help your relationship thrive.
Are you on a tight budget and can’t afford to spend a lot of money? When you search for “budget date ideas” on the internet, you’ll be astounded by the number of alternatives available.
Don’t have the funds to hire a nanny? Babysitting time can be swapped with friends who have children. It’s free, and they’ll probably be delighted to take your children because they’ll be able to take advantage of your generosity when they drop their children off at your home without fighting.