Happy relationships shouldn’t be hard work.
If you’re in a happy partnership, married or not, you can keep it that way or make it even better by introducing a few new behaviours and small changes into the relationship. Instead of fixing what’s wrong, we suggest that adding positive behaviours to the relationship has a much greater impact on couple happiness.
Here are ways to deepen your relationship bond and be a happier couple:
Accept your partner’s uniqueness: We have all had moments when we wished our partner was thine, wealthier, more romantic, and so on. Take a look to at your expectations and ask yourself how realistic they are. Unrealistic expectations lead to chronic frustration, which is one of the main reason relationships fail.
Spend 10 minutes a day to connecting: Some couples think they talk to each other all the time. But how often do you talk about things that deepen your understanding of your partner? The happy couples spoke to each other frequently. No, not about their relationship, but about other things and felt they knew a lot about their spouse in four key areas: friends, stressors, life dreams, and values. Spare time of 10 minutes a day and talk to your partner about anything other than work, family, or the relationship. This 10 minutes will give a new spirit in relation.
Spend time with each other’s friends and family: Couples who make an effort to know each other’s friends and family are being happier than couples who have separate friends and separate family lives. According to research, men are happier when the female has a good relationship with his family.
Fall in love all over again – weekly: Random dates are significant, but the truth is that we’re busy and we often don’t make time for our partner. Keep your love relationship healthy with once-a-week-date like dinner out, a movie, dancing, yoga class or anything.
Change and grow together: Your love relationship is a living thing that needs nourishment to grow and develop. The best way to nurture it is to infuse it with change. The change can be small, but they have to upset the routine enough to make him or her sit up and take notice. You can switch roles: If he always makes the dinner reservation, let her do it. You can interrupt routines: Play hooky from work and do something fun together, like visiting a museum or tourist spot nearby. Or try some new adventure: Take a water-skiing class together, or go on a meditation retreat.
Be real: Usually, we tend to shape ourselves based on the other person. Since we want to impress the other person, we may do things or say things we usually wouldn’t. Being real will help determine if the two of you are a good match.
No games: When it comes to a relationship, you can either play around or invest yourself in deepening the relationship. When you play games, your relationship will most likely fall apart. When it comes to strengthening a relationship, it’s vital to develop trust, honesty, effective communication commitment.
Effective communication: When you can understand your partner, you’ll be able to communicate effectively with them. Learning how to be an effective communicator with your partner will deepen your relationship.
Be honest: If you are planning on investing your time and energy into your relationship, being honest is a core rule. When there is no honesty, you will establish a weak foundation and eventually things will fall apart.
Be patient: Sometimes our partners make mistakes, and we automatically get upset or frustrated. It’s essential for you to be patient and to encourage rather than being negative and critical. When you’re patient, it inspires your partner to want to change with your help.
United front: When you both are out in public, keeping a united front will help strengthen your relationship. Maintaining a united front means you will work as a team and never embarrass your partner when out in public.
Be clear about finances: If you have a joint account or share your finances, make sure that both of you have a similar philosophy when it comes to money. Be the united front with your finances and communicate effectively.