In relationships we often tell each other that we love each other, write “love you” on e-mails, and show affection, but do we take the time to write out how we feel? A random note can lift your partner/spouse up on a dark day, as it shows that you are willing to take the time to write down your feelings. That’s a lot in 2016!
Here are 5 Top Ways To Keep Your Relationship Stronger :
1. Recognize that all relationships have their ups and downs
Just as you can’t expect to be happy all the time, you shouldn’t expect your relationship to be at a continuous high. When you make a long-term commitment to someone you have to be willing to ride the highs, as well as the lows, together.
2. Keep the playfulness alive
We all love to play, regardless of our age. Do the following: have fun together; do something ridiculous together; and just let go. In addition, the next time that your partner says something that bothers you, try responding with a joke instead of getting defensive.
3. Focus on the positive
Couples resolve to focus on the positive. She explains that happy couples focus on what is going well in their relationship, rather than focusing on what is going wrong.
4. Make a bucket list
Bucket lists are all the rage right now. How about trying one as a couple? Listing achievable goals or places to get to as a couple can give you both something to strive for and to look forward to.5.
Spend time apart
5. Spend time apart from each other
This may seem counter-intuitive to a healthy relationship, but it is actually really important. Couples should be happy to get time apart for their own activities and friends, as they are important for developing the whole person.