Last Updated on August 3, 2020 by Smart Life Picks
If you’re like most people, you probably set some New Year’s resolutions at the beginning of the year. You may have resolved to lose weight, exercise more, be more productive, or even change careers. There are so many different things that you can promise you will do to improve your quality of life. If you’re in a relationship, you may want to put making that relationship more open and honest at the top of your list. Many couples tend to just let their relationships take care of themselves and hope that the issues just take care of themselves. Then they will argue every day and start disliking each other.
Ignoring your relationship isn’t the best way to keep it going in a positive direction. If you want your relationship to be a happy one, you have to work on it. There are some things that you can do to keep your relationship going strong as well as continually happy. Have a look at these following tips to help improve your relationship:
Say the magic words: Telling your partner “thank you” and asking “please” shows them how much they’re appreciated. It also prevents you from taking them for granted.
Kiss each morning: This promises to get your day off to a great start.
Greet each other with a good morning: Acknowledgement of each other daily shows how much you care.
Make time to cuddle: Physical closeness goes a long way to keeping warmth, excitement, and love in a relationship.
Don’t isolate yourselves: Resolve to get out at least once a week together with family or friends.
Don’t overuse pet names: When you use them too much, it can end up keeping you from taking each other seriously, which can damage your relationship.
Practice listening skills: Couples need to listen to each other as well as be able to communicate effectively.
Take turns doing the dishes or loading the dishwasher: Sharing chores can keep your relationship on equal footing.
Play the Decision Game: When neither of you can decide which restaurant you want to eat at or what movie you want to see, one of you names 5 choices. The other partner vetoes 2 of these. The first partner then eliminates the last 2. Now you have your decision.
Respect each other’s private space: This is particularly important when you live together. Each of you should have a place to retreat to for a little while to have time to yourselves.
When you follow these simple steps to improving your relationship and keeping it happy, you’ll find that this was the best resolution of them all. You and your partner will continue to have a healthy relationship in which you can both feel comfortable and excited about. Also, when you really think about it, these steps are actually things that you should have been doing all along.