No relationship is a 100% perfect. Every couple goes through some rocky roads at times. However, you can make a relationship healthy or unhealthy by deciding how you want to travel through. Most people in relationships tend to take the easy ways out. Usually, these consist of blaming the other, yelling profusely or rigid disagreements. Keeping a relationship healthy takes some thoughtful effort. Also, having a cute relationship that is the talk of the town is pretty easy. Those couple goals that you’re struggling to reach are not as hard as you might think.
Hence, we’ve brought you a few tips to help you strengthen your relationship. Here are some habits that can make you and your significant other, a happy couple:
1. Never Run Out Of Compliments
A loving partner makes sure that the other is never feeling insecure. Everyone wants to have a good self-esteem. But it works wonders when this confidence boost comes from your beloved. Your partner wants to make you proud, so when you validate them, it only drives them into further improvement. Also, a little bit of cheese can’t hurt.
2. Go To Bed Together
Never keep your partner waiting at night. I repeat, NEVER. Unless you really can’t help it. When the both of you go to sleep together, it means you’re concluding your day on a good note. Another advantage of doing this is that you get to have a pillow talk. This is where you can discuss your day, ideas for the future and even simple things like tomorrow’s grocery. Sometimes, it also becomes the time of resolution. If your partner and you had some sort of a feud, this is a good opportunity to work it out. Don’t let your partner go to sleep with stress or anger on their mind. Try to work it out so that both of you can sleep in peace.
3. Not Before, not Behind – Walk Beside
It’s really a downer seeing someone leave their partner behind. If you really love your partner, you don’t want to ever disrespect them. Never make them feel inferior or superior. Share equality between the two of you. A good practice is making sure that every time you walk, you are side-by-side. This instills a sense of unity in your sub-conscious, and helps you develop mutual respect. Later, while making important decisions, you’ll automatically be making sure that your partner and you are on the same page. You’ll also see a positive difference in the way you treat them on a daily basis.
4. A Little PDA Doesn’t Hurt
Holding hands, occasional pecks and snuggling a winter nigh-out does not have to be avoided. It’s cute, it doesn’t gross people out and most importantly – it shows your partner you’re happy to be with them. Another benefit of affectionate gestures is that it speaks of how proud you are to be with your partner. Most worry about PDA coming off as bragging. Let me assure you, as long as it’s not gross, people usually don’t care.
Your partner is not psychic. Please don’t expect them to ‘read between the lines.’ Don’t say yes if you don’t want to. And don’t imagine that your partner will somehow magically know that when you said yes, you actually meant no. Please ask if you need something. If they have a habit that you don’t like, tell them. If something is bothering you, discuss it. Your partner is your support system. It’s like you go to the doctor. You have to tell them about what you’re feeling before they can diagnose you.
6. Give Them The Benefit Of The Doubt
Shortcomings are inevitable. But when they are small mistakes, that are human error and not a character flaw, just give your partner the benefit of the doubt. You don’t want to be a couple who is always bitterly bickering. Sometimes letting go of these small flaws can take you miles. It reduces stress, keeps the atmosphere light and builds trust. If you really need to, choose a nicer way of telling them about their mistake. If you make them insecure or uncomfortable, they will try to hide their mistakes in the future. You don’t want that. What you want is: their complete trust and confidence in you.
7. Money Talk
The most predominant cause behind divorces is finance. Many couples avoid talking about money. They delay it until matters become tight. At this point, it’s less talking more fighting until eventually, there’s a falling out. Talk about your financial situations regularly. Let your partner know if there’s a need to be careful with the spending. Make plans regarding how much you want to save and till when. You will see your relationship developing into an openness but also, there will be better financial knowledge and consequently, better security.
8. Show Affection Through Your Gestures
Kiss your partner goodbye, embrace just a little bit longer or take the trash out one night. Random acts of kindness speak louder than words. Show your partner you love them. Give them a chance to feel fuzzy and warm. Especially when they’re having a rough day. The memory of touch and positive acts makes the relationship stronger. Your partner will feel compelled towards you if they see how thoughtful you are. Most people value affection more than materialistic presents. Make it a point to hug your partner enough times.