Are you searching for help on how to keep a relationship strong?
This post provides information about 4 helpful tips on how to keep a relationship strong, including: staying involved, talking openly, scheduling “me” time, and appreciating each other.
Some relationships get stuck in peaceful coexistence, but without truly relating to each other and working together. While it may seem stable on the surface, lack of involvement and communication increases distance. When you need to talk about something important, the connection and understanding may no longer be there. Source: HelpGuide
Communication is a key piece of healthy relationships. Healthy couples make time to check in with one another on a regular basis. Try to spend a few minutes each day discussing deeper or more personal subjects to stay connected to your partner over the long term. Source: APA
Scheduling “Me” Time
“Every relationship needs ‘no-relationship’ time. You work all day, so when you get home you feel like you have to be with your partner for the rest of the night. No good. Let him work in the garage or play video games while you do yoga or watch the show you DVRed two weeks ago. Have an hour of ‘me’ time every day. Source: Glamour
Appreciating Each Other
Often, we forget to let other people in our lives know that we appreciate them. We think it, but we don’t remember to show it. This occurs in our romantic relationships as well. Show your special someone that you love him or her. This could be done with words, cards, flowers, acts of kindness, or more. Remember, a flower a day keeps the fights at bay. Okay, maybe not every day, but you get the point. Source: Bustle
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