A healthy and happy relationship is built on trust, commitment, and your ability to be there for your partner through thick and thin, and vice versa.
But how does one know that they are in a healthy relationship with their partner?
- Contentment: You feel happy when you are with your partner, as well as when alone.
- You Motivate Each Other: You work together towards a common goal.
- Acceptance: You don’t try to change each other.
- You Express Your Emotions: You feel secure enough in your relationship that you share your worries with your partner.
But don’t despair if your relationship with your partner is not at its best, right now. All relationships go through ups & downs. You can’t avoid them because that’s just the way of life but you sure can face them head-on. When the spark fades away in your relationship, instead of re-evaluating it, you need to work on how to improve it and here’s how:
1 – Spend time together - Tweak your schedule to spend more time with your partner. To get those movie couple goals, start with something as simple as a date night. Considering the pandemic situation, the date night could be at home. Go back to the basics and woo your partner by planning a romantic dinner at home.
2- Know your partner - Make an effort to get to know them all over again because as a relationship progresses, people change. Making note of your partner’s new likes and dislikes will allow you to show them how much you care for them.
3. - Express Gratitude - Expressing gratitude can nurture positive emotions and enhance contentment with relationships. Every day, you and your partner can each, note down two positive things about the other, that you are grateful for. At the end of the day or during your date nights, you may share your notes with each other.
4 – Move on – Ask yourself if the disagreement really matters to your relationship & allow yourself to move on, if not. Break the ice, talk it out with your partner & listen to them without bias or judgment. Be willing to listen and solve the problem together rather than holding onto resentment.
5 – Make little things count - In the hustle & bustle of everyday life, we may sometimes take our partners for granted. Show your appreciation when they do the routine house-work or when they help you with something. It’s always the little things that matter. Remember to Say ‘I love you’ to each other. Surprise your partner by doing something nice for them that will bring a smile on their face.