The beginning of a new relationship is really exciting! You have the time to get to know each other, put on your best listening skills, live in the moment… you ultimately become the best version of yourself because you want to make a good impression. Both people are filled with joy and happiness which we all know attracts that much more of it!
Naturally, other life events take place and your relationship gets put on the back burner. Your career takes off, work gets busy, family situation arise, you may have settled into a mundane routine or have children tugging you in every direction. It happens, no relationship is perfect all the time. However, in a healthy relationship, both people feel good about their relationship no matter what the circumstance.
A great relationship takes more than attraction – it takes time, patience, honesty and commitment. Both of you have to be willing to put in the effort to nourish your special connection. These ten reminders will help keep your relationship in a healthy, positive and happy place.
10 Tips for a Happy Relationship
1. Stay True to Yourself
You were someone with hobbies & interests before you got together. Don’t forget who you are. Staying true to self and having your own things going on outside of the relationship will keep you happy and immensely confident. It helps you to be a better person for the relationship. Do things to fill your own cup. Do that paint night with your girlfriends or dirt biking with the guys, go to the late night yoga class or spend the day in the garage working on a project. Take time for yourself that make your heart content and your soul thrive.
2. Show Signs of Appreciation
3. Communication is Key
4. Be Honest
6. Respect Each Other
7. Be Supportive
9. Keep the Intimacy Alive
So far we have covered some of the important foundations of maintaining a healthy relationship: Staying true to yourself, showing signs of appreciation, maintain open communication, respect and honesty with each other but what about intimacy? After all, that is how things originally took off isn’t it? You enjoyed each others company, you talked for hours on end and gave each other something that you truly cannot put a price on – your time.You used your time wisely to create meaningful space for one another to connect. By doing this, you allow for the intimacy in your relationship to be nourished as well as grow.
10. Date Nights
All in all, these 10 tips on maintaining a healthy relationship are all signs of love: forgiveness, honesty, open communication. Everyday you can choose to see with love, this doesn’t mean you are a pushover, but that you see with only the highest good in each situation that arises. You will attract more love, kindness and happiness in your life by choosing love.
How do you keep the romance alive? What helps nourish your relationship? Have you been in a long relationship and would you like to share some tips or advice?
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