5 Powerful Habits To Keep Your Relationship Together
Do you know any couples who are so in love and just seem to have it all figured out? What is their secret for maintaining a healthy and happy relationship? We asked ten couples to share one daily habit that keeps their relationships together.
When was the last time you sincerely thanked your spouse for something he or she did? This can be leaving a love note before going to work or saying “I love you” at the end of the day. You can express your appreciation for your partner through their love language. If your partner feels loved by word of affirmation, make sure you tell her “I love you” and compliment her sincerely.
Share A Ritual
Creating daily rituals can help the two of you build a special shared culture that is just about the couple. Whether it’s having breakfast together every morning, a nighttime prayer together, or going for a walk after dinner, these moments will help create memories and bring you closer.
Put Aside Time For Each Other
Married life can get busy, crazy, and sometimes very task-oriented. Creating daily rituals can help the two of you build a special shared culture that is just about the couple. Whether it’s having breakfast together every morning, a nighttime prayer together, or going for a walk after dinner, these moments will help create memories and bring you closer.
Know How To Say Sorry And Mean It
In big or small ways, partners step on each other’s toes all the time. When two people come together to form a family, there will definitely be misunderstandings and arguments. Having the humility and maturity to recognize your role in your partner’s pain is essential for a long-term relationship. When conflict happens, instead of saying “I’m sorry” half-heartedly, aim for an apology that expresses empathy for your partner, takes responsibility for your wrongdoings and shows that you’re working to change the behavior.
They Balance “ME” Time And “WE” Time
Healthy couples have both closeness and independence. They take space to pursue a life outside their partner. While couples enjoy their “we” time to bond and connect with each other, they also respect each other’s “me” time. They are able to balance separateness and togetherness. They can enjoy feeling close to each other, but are also able to feel satisfied and fulfilled in the separate dimensions of their lives.
Going To Bed Together
This doesn't mean that you both have to fall asleep. But at least wind the night down and get into the bed at the same time. This gives you the opportunity to close the day together, engage in pillow talk are all things that can increase emotional and physical intimacy, and keep your relationship going strong.