7 Things To Make A Relationship Last And Healthy
There are several basic, straightforward driving laws that apply regardless of how long you’ve been together. It’s not always simple to put things into practice, but it’s essential. The enjoyable aspects of your relationship—fun, sex, trust, and affection—will be better than ever. So here are 7 things to make a relationship last and healthy.
Be Vocal About Things You Like
The spark between you and your spouse might be put out by boredom, annoyance, and little irritations, and doing more of the same won’t do much to fan the flame. Putting the important things first will. First, keep in mind that it can take up to 20 encouraging words to counteract just one negative one. Don’t forget to congratulate your guy on his new blue shirt or your girlfriend for her new sneakers. Appreciate his assistance with household chores. For a brief “thinking of you” check-in, call her office. Make sure your comments and thanks are genuine and precise, and when you smile, make eye contact.
Once you adopt this strategy, you’ll see that you have the ability to not just push your partner’s hot buttons but also his or her joy buttons (and we’re not just talking about sex). After all, it is how the entire situation began. It won’t take you long to realize that tiny acts of love, like exchanging a passionate kiss each night before bed, are always appropriate.
Touch Each Other
Both the giver and the recipient of human touch benefit from the release of feel-good endorphins. Hold hands when you’re out and about, and when you kiss her good morning, brush her cheek. Bring back the early forms of contact—a kiss on the back of the ear, a hand running through her hair. You may create a stronger fortress of love by using more of this type of contact. That’s crucial because a strong partnership can withstand any storm (and are better able to stave off infidelity).
How are these connections made? Support your relationship first. If there is a problem in the “outside world,” whenever feasible, take his or her side. Even when everyone else at work spills theirs, keep their secrets to yourself. Don’t allow anything disturb “our” time unless it’s an actual emergency. Voicemail and bedroom door locks are used for that purpose. Make a commitment to talking with each other for up to 30 minutes each day about your daily plans, objectives, and yes, dreams. It’s time to start a friendship now. According to studies, having friends makes a relationship stronger and hotter over time. Make time for intimacy as well, even if you have to record it in your day planner.
Stop Blaming Your Partner for Everything That’s Wrong
When you feel irate, frustrated, bored, betrayed, or stressed out about your relationship, it’s natural to place the blame on your partner. The second stage is to realize that in order for your relationship to get better, your partner needs to change. That’s a lame excuse. Making an effort to make your partner better puts them on the defensive and makes you look bad. The outcome? Nothing alters. Nobody accepts accountability. Everyone is depressed. Making your partner the bad guy also means disregarding the 90% of them that is positive.
The real remedy is to alter oneself. Magic arises when you own your own shortcomings and look for the best in your companion. Hopefulness rises. Because they feel valued rather than reprimanded, your partner is happier. And you both are inspired to make adjustments that bring you both even greater satisfaction.
Improve Your Relationship by Relaxing
Be “the one” to attract “the one,” is the conventional wisdom that dating professionals share with those looking for the ideal mate. The same is true in committed relationships. Your relationship will be happier and handling disputes will be simpler the happier you feel. If you can unwind with 15 minutes of morning yoga, a switch to decaf, or a new activity, the positive emotions will inevitably result in happier, more rewarding moments spent with your partner.
Meanwhile, admit it: You used to fuss over your hair and obsess over the sexiest item to wear to bed. Now, it’s stained sweats and a ratty old T-shirt. Time to spruce up your look. Comb that mane, brush those teeth and throw on a new robe. Feeling good about the way you look makes your eyes sparkle. You’re more likely to make eye contact. That sends a spark to your partner. You know what to do next!
Any relationship will inevitably experience conflict; in fact, it is healthy. It matters how you respond to it. Joint problem-solving abilities was highlighted as a major factor for 70% of contented couples in a Florida study of long-term spouses. When handled properly and with the appropriate mindset, conflict can open the door to deeper intimacy, giving you the chance to be accepted for who you really are, to embrace your partner’s sweet and vulnerable genuine self, and to forge a solid bond without sulking in the background.
Start by avoiding criticism, conflict, and antagonism. They act on a fire like gas. Early divorcers fought bitterly and loudly, and they were always on the attack—or the defensive, according to University of California researchers who monitored 79 couples for more than ten years. Contrarily, contented couples refrain from criticizing one another out loud, keep disagreements from getting heated, and avoid using words like “never” and “always” in their conversations. If a fight does break out, try to shift the subject, add a little humor, offer your partner some additional admiration, or empathize. Past due? Strike a truce, leave the area, and take a break.
Pick the Right Time to Argue
If you’re not well-rested and well-fed, don’t begin potentially difficult conversations. Hunger and exhaustion can make people say and think bad things. For the same reason, prohibit alcohol. Save it for after you’ve established peace. We should toast to that. Never attempt to resolve significant marital problems while distracted by something else. Switch off the laptop, phone, and television. Choose a another moment to speak if you are preoccupied or leaving the room. On-the-spot conflict resolution is impossible.
Learn to Listen
What is the most effective action you can take to maintain a relationship? Listen more and speak less. Blame, epithets, criticism, and bullying foretell doom or at the very least a miserable existence. Don’t interrupt, provide a solution, or defend yourself too fast when the conversation becomes contentious.
Feelings need to be heard when there is a problem. To demonstrate that you respect the feelings underlying the words, nod, reword, or say “um-hum” softly. Sometimes, all it takes to feel more connected to someone is to pay closer attention to what they have to say.