Are you in a committed relationship? Do you remember how blissful those honeymoon days were? Do you wish that you had more of those days now as you did then? If you answered yes, you are not alone.
Whether we like it or not, the reality is that the honeymoon phase of the relationship does fade, and then we are left to continually do the work that is involved in being in a committed relationship. Yes, I said work! All relationships take work, but it does not always have to be hard work if you and your partner consistently take small steps daily.
In this blog post, I am sharing 3 tips that you and/or your partner can incorporate to keep your relationship NOW to make it rock!
- Be there for each other– Be each other’s biggest fan! This means encouraging and supporting your partner in their dreams and successes. The biggest roadblocks that I find that couples run into when it comes to being there for each other are time and electronics. Yes, I did say electronics. Make time for each other and put away the phones, tablets, computers, and TV.
- Deposit a positive ____ in your relationship bank daily– This can be anything from complementing your partner, bringing them a cup of coffee, or stepping out of the routine and giving them an extra-long hug or kiss. Don’t forget to show your partner love daily. Little things really do go a long way!
- Don’t expect your partner to be a mind reader- If this were true, imagine how easy relationships would be! You and your partner cannot read each other’s mind. Let your partner know what you need, and ask them to share more about their needs. Be patient with each other. You, your partner, and your relationship are always evolving. With that said, this should be a continual conversation.