Relationships these days aren’t as easy as they use to be! In order to keep your relationship strong and healthy, you have to work on it. What makes a healthy romantic relationship differs from couple to couple. Forming a trusting and positive partnership takes effort and time. And unfortunately, it doesn’t just happen overnight. For any relationship to grow strong and stay strong, you need to put in some extra effort.
Here are 7 tips that you need to keep in mind on how to have a strong relationship!
1. Physical Intimacy
Intimacy is about knowing someone deeply and being able to be completely free in that person’s presence. Cuddle each other, hold each other’s hands while walking together and have sex once a week to build sexual intimacy.
2. Open communication
Healthy couples make time to check in with one another on a regular basis. Treat each other as best friends first and lovers later. Communicate to avoid misunderstandings that may cause hurt, anger or confusion!
3. Laugh Together
It’s important to laugh together especially when times are tough and being able to break the tension, somehow. If things aren’t working out as planned, find a way to laugh about it. After all, that’s a lot more fun than fighting over whose fault it was!
4. Emotional Bonding
Having an emotional connection with each other is a good way to build trust and care for each other. A couple that delves into learning as much about each other as possible creates an emotional connection.
5. Small gestures
Make small gestures like hugging, kissing, holding hands, buying a small gift, sending a card, fixing a favourite dessert, or simply telling your partner ‘Thank you for being so wonderful’! These are simple ways to show that you really care for your partner.
6. Never take your partner for granted
Never ever take each other for granted. If one partner has made a mistake, they should not shy away from saying sorry. Relationships are fragile and need to be taken care of!
7. Stop trying to be each other’s everything
You are my everything is a lousy pop-song lyric and an even worse relationship plan. No one can be ‘everything’ to anyone. Create relationships outside ‘The Relationship’ or the Relationship isn’t going to work anymore!