Good relationships do not happen overnight, they take commitment, respect, forgiveness and above all, effort.
There are ways you can reinforce and strengthen your relationship so both you and your significant other can bounce back from difficult phases in your relationship. Here are five tips to help you out:
1. Small gestures count big-time.
Frequent small gestures, such as compliments, flowers, “thinking of you” text messages and love notes are the building blocks of a lasting relationships. Big gestures every once in a while are appreciated, but it really is the little things that truly matter.
2. Talk, don’t read.
Sometimes, you and your partner may be going through different things and hence may not sync up. Instead of reading into a situation and possibly creating problems from overthinking, simply let your significant other know that you’re feeling left out, disconnected or concerned and you want to talk.
3. Don’t just hear, Listen.
Communication is very important in any relationship. Always listen to what your loved one is telling you. When communicating always focus on your partner, don’t interrupt, pay attention to their body language and validate what they said before you respond.
4. Keep the love alive.
Research shows that sex connects a couple on an emotional level. In addition, it’s a moment to satisfy and focus on each other without distraction. The general rule is to do it as often as you can by keeping your sex life active and not letting it fall by the wayside.
5. Put up a good fight.
Arguments are a normal part of any relationship. Take time to authentically resolve a problem whenever it occurs. It could take hours or days and several frustrating conversations but do not give up when your relationship is worth fighting for.