Over time many couples start feeling as if they are losing touch with their partners. Well, this quite natural and genuine. This can happen to every and any relationship, especially as in today’s busy scheduled life getting held up in the daily tasks and taking one another for granted is very easy. But luckily there are several methods to keep the relationship strong and going by making some simple changes.
Relationships flow naturally, and with it, you need to ensure that you are cultivating intentional and meaningful connections with your partner continuously. Relationships do not tend to stay healthy, just like that. They call for real commitment and effort that involve keeping things healthy and alive through connection.
Of course, certain relationship problems may need some extra effort for overcoming and may involve having intense conversations with your partner or visiting relationship therapists. However, a few small, every day habits can be of great help for maintaining your connection with your partner and making the relationship stronger with time. Here are a few simple practices that both the partners can inculcate to make their relationship happier like never before.
1. Stay Connected During Your Day (most important for any relationship)
Of course, you do not have to text one another 24/7 but a little bit of phone game can help in keeping your relationship stronger.
This may involve sending a short and quick message to say “hello”. You also need to answer when your partner reaches out to you, even if your work is not allowing you to talk at the moment. Your answer can be as short as pinging that you will get back soon.
These little things carry much importance as in a relationship both the partners are constantly checking if his/her man/woman can be counted on.
2. Take Time to Communicate
A successful couple takes time daily for sharing their experience of the day with one another. So, inculcate the habit of talking about basic things, even if they hardly matter. This practice of connecting with one another and sharing information deliberately and intentionally can help profoundly in making the relationship better and stronger. Limiting distractions in the course of communication is quite crucial to make your partner feel respected and heard.
3. Give Small Surprises to Each Other
Of course, you cannot expect every single day with your partner to be exciting and meaningful. But you can practice giving small surprises to one another, with the intention to keep the relationship strong. br />
Small signs of kindness convey volumes. This may involve preparing coffee for your partner at the beginning of the day or carrying out any of his/her daily chores, especially when he/she is sick or stressed out. Such gestures convey that you are attentive to one another.
4. Be Affectionate
Getting busy with other things and forgetting to show affection towards one another is absolutely easy. This may also reach a point where both of you stop making love to each other.
But these practices are so essential that you should definitely make them a habit. Whether it is just holding hands while walking, offering a hug, or giving a surprise back massage, simple gestures of affection can help profoundly in maintaining your physical and emotional connection.
5. Leave Notes
This is one of the most uncomplicated intimacy builders. It can be immensely playful and fun. Writing something loving, intimate, or funny will take not more than a minute. But it can bring a smile on the face of your partner. You can stick the note on your coffee maker, bathroom mirror, or any other noticeable place.
These little notes can indeed go a very long way, more importantly, if left behind by surprise. This is a quick, playful, and creative method of conveying your partner that you consider the relationship as a priority.
6. Say “Thanks”
With the passing time, it is normal to begin taking things for granted. At times, you people don’t even realize when they start taking the efforts put by their partner for granted. This can adversely affect your bond as your partner may not feel appreciated. Hence, you need to make a habit of saying “Thanks” more often.
Thank your partner when he/she does a thoughtful thing for you, irrespective of how small it is. This makes your partner feel that you can notice his/her effort.
7. Share a Meal
Sharing a meal is a very beneficial habit that can add smiles to the entire day.
When couples take food together, they tend to interact with each other rather than being mentally absent.
While eating, both of you can discuss about the day, the mutual goals, the next vacation together, etc. This habit can help both of you in staying connected with the things that are happening with each other and enjoying the company of one another.
8. Relax Without Any Expectations
Life can be very busy at times, and you may need some deep interactions with your loved one to feel effortless and easy. This is where a laid back evening at home comes into the picture.
Couples in satisfying and healthy relationships let one another stop overdoing and over-thinking and relax. Taking some time daily to have a relaxing space by the side of your partner with no judgments and expectations can result in increased positive vibes of the relationship.
9. Be Naughty, Create Humors and make fun in your life
Although life cannot be fun and light always, yet inculcating the simple habit of finding ways of remaining as a positive and happy couple, never really hurts. This can involve humorous talks that can make both of you laugh and be jolly together.
Laughing more often might not really seem a big deal, but doing it regularly can help in relieving stress and keeping the relationship stronger.
10. Prepare for the Night Together
If you are living with your partner, consider winding up for the night together. This is a great way to connect and maintain your relationship. Creating bedtime routines, going off to bed together, and having pillow talks can help increase both physical as well as emotional intimacy.
In case you stay apart, take some time during the evening to talk over the phone or have a video chat while you are preparing for bed. No matter what you choose, it will definitely be an adorable way of ending your day and staying closer.