6 Ways To Make Your Relationship Better
How To Make Your Relationship Strong & Last Longer
Let’s talk about ways to make your relationship better.
Better. What does that mean to you?
I think often we associate the word “better” with something in our current situation being not so great.
But that is poppycock.
The idea of “better” can always come into play. Your relationship can be in a stellar spot or teetering into some rocky terrain.
I associate the idea of better with maintenance.
No matter what, relationship maintenance is always a good choice.
And creating happy, healthy, and fulfilling relationships has so much to do with maintenance.
We don’t have to wait to be literally driving a giant struggle bus.
Let’s be honest though, this happens. Life is busy and we don’t always catch issues before they take on a life of their own.
It’s like weeds. We see them and make a mental note to take care of them.
Then… well you know. The weeds multiply and may even get out of control. Oops.
There is one thing I want you to do before you read any further.
I highly encourage you to write down some things about your relationship. Write whatever you want.
Our minds are busy places so having something written on paper can make all the difference. I know for me having something tangible is helpful.
Every relationship is so unique so there is not a one size fits all manual we can all follow.
And there is definitely no shortage of relationship advice out there.
Take what serves you and leave the rest.
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Here Are 6 Stellar Ways To Make Your Relationship Better Starting Today
1) Speak Up
Feelings or thoughts or concerns of any kind can cause a rift if left unspoken for too long.
Communication is not just something that is nice to have. It is a necessity. At least it is if you want a healthy relationship.
Being completely honest and vulnerable is no easy task. It can definitely be a challenge but the payoff is so worth it. The positive impact that can occur when the communication gates are open and welcoming is life-changing.
Here are some ways to work on communication.
2) Do Things Together… And Apart
I know we have all heard how important it is to date your partner. And yes, that is an important aspect of relationships.
But going out on actual dates is not always an option.
I like to think of it more in terms of just doing things together.
Cook dinner together. Or maybe make a dessert. Play a game. Do a puzzle. Watch a show.
Heck, just spend time talking. I love these table topics for sparking more interesting conversations.
Small moments of connection matter.
Now, on the flip side, it is equally important for each of you to do your own things.
Have your own life. Have your own hobbies and interest. Spending time apart is healthy.
You are a complete person separate from your relationship. Don’t forget that.
3) Screen-Free Time
I don’t know about you but I have spent a fair amount of time researching and making decisions regarding screen time for my kiddos.
And I have had to take a serious look at the amount of time I spend on screens.
Technology can become like the third wheel in a relationship.
It is crucial to limit distractions when you are together. And while screens are not the only distraction out there, they are definitely a big one.
Phones especially have this way of becoming something that seems to be attached to our hands.
While it is ok to love our phones, it is also essential to make sure we spend time with our partners without these beloved devices in our hands.
This may not seem like a big deal. But let me tell you, it does not feel good to compete with a dang cell phone for attention.
4) Love Languages
I stumbled across the concept of love languages a few years back. And I am so glad I did.
If you are not familiar with them, they are the different ways people give and receive love.
Knowing each other’s love language can be a game changer for your relationship.
This book breaks it all down for you. It is a must-read!
And while we are on the topic of books, here are some more really good ones.
Books are resources! Use those resources.
Do you say please and thank you to your partner? What about I’m sorry?
I sometimes notice I forget basic manners when it comes to my husband.
This makes sense. Those we feel most comfortable with obviously see and experience more than just the buttoned-up version of ourselves.
Being kind to our partners is not necessarily hard but it is for sure something that can fall through the cracks.
Am I being nice? Try asking yourself this question and then truly reflect on the answer to that question.
6) Stay in Your Lane
Comparison is like a tornado. It sucks you up and traps you inside.
I am going to assume we have all had some experience with this. I normally don’t like assuming but when it comes to comparison, most of us do not go through life unscathed.
Especially in today’s world. Hello, social media.
Repeat this phrase. That relationship is not my business. That relationship does not impact my life.
Or you could try this. When you are falling down the comparison black hole, take a step back and write down a few things you love about your relationship.
This is not magic. You might still find yourself comparing. But it is crucial to find ways to change the course of the thoughts going on in your brain.
Find small ways to get to an exit off the comparison highway!
Relationships are sunshine and rainbows.
They are also gloomy skies and thunderstorms.
There are no secrets to creating happy, healthy, and successful relationships.
However, it all comes down to consistent effort. That’s the closest thing to a relationship secret!
Have any ideas about ways to make your relationship better?
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