People perceive a relationship as a rainbow that appears to be bright and beautiful. But they don’t know that the rainbow is formed only after fulfilling certain conditions.
The same applies to a relationship. You can’t have a strong and healthy relationship unless you do everything in a certain way. However, not everyone knows what is right or wrong in a relationship.
So here are a few tips to help you establish a better relationship with your partner.
1. Share Interest
One of the major problems amongst couples is that they fail to show interest in each other. Showing interest is not limited to going on dates, watching movies, or resolving financial issues. It also includes showing interest in listening to each other’s ideas, thoughts, opinions, expressing emotions and feelings, enjoying each other’s company while sitting in silence, appreciating each other’s likes and dislikes. You can’t expect to have a strong relationship unless you both show the willingness to share each other’s interests.
2. Acknowledge Each Other’s Efforts
When in a relationship people tend to take each other for granted. They feel as if they own their partner. Your partner may listen to your complaints, take care of your happiness, ignore your rude behavior or love you without any expectation. But this doesn’t give you the opportunity to ignore their efforts. Your partner does everything for you because he/she is in love with you.
So, it is up to you to love them back by appreciating their efforts. If you can’t make equal efforts then saying ‘thank you’ for every little thing they do is more than enough. You’ll notice that your partner will also start acknowledging your efforts while loving you more every day.
3. Express Love More Often
Your relationship is a beautiful part of your life. But it is not your entire life. This means while being a relationship you are likely to get drowned in your daily routine. It means the majority of your time will get invested in family, friends, job, etc. In other words, after a certain time, even your relationship will also demand some time to maintain its essence. So, try to express your love more often and make sure you tell your partner that you still love. Say ‘I love you’ more frequently and appreciate their presence in your life. In this way, they will feel loved. While on the other hand staying silent and not expressing your love will make them feel unappreciated. Silence helps in anger but words are necessary to keep the relationship alive.
4. Converse Even Without Any Reason
Communication is the key to a healthy relationship. The more you communicate the less you will feel disassociated from each other. A relationship is about making a connection with a person who is willing to support you through thick and thin. But to keep the bond strong you’ll have to communicate as much as possible.
However, a lot of couples only tend to find reasons to communicate. You see communication is not all words. It is also establishing a connection at an emotional level. So, do not just discuss going on dates, visiting each other’s families, or resolving financial issues. But also talk about each other’s feelings, work-related issues, likes/dislikes, etc. In addition to this, try to talk about random topics. You don’t always need some specific reason to communicate.
5. Discuss and Avoid Arguments
Whenever people in relationships face conflicts they tend to get aggressive and blame each other. The blame game results in arguments that get stretched for no reason. You need to understand that if you wish for the relationship work then you’ll need to resolve the conflict. So, try to discuss and find the reason that may have caused the conflict. Once you have identified the reason make sure to reach an agreement and find a solution.
6. Make Each Other Laugh
There are times when your partner may feel low or sad. In such a scenario do not shut them out. Instead, try to lighten them up by making them laugh. It is said that laughter is the best medicine. It is applicable to your relationship too. Cracking random jokes to make your partner laugh will keep your relationship healthy and stress-free.
7. Give Each Other Some Space
Making your partner laugh and caring for them is good. But it doesn’t always work this way. Sometimes your partner may need some alone time to boost themselves. So, in the process of cheering them up also make sure to give them some space. Try taking care of them without saying anything. Give them chocolates, gifts, and hugs.
8. Honesty and Trust is Important
Being in a relationship means you are willing to share your life with your partner. This means they have the right to know about your past and present. So, be honest about sharing your worst fears, good/bad experiences, any problems that you may be facing at work, express your positive/negative feelings and trust your partner for sharing the same. Do not doubt you, partner, at any cost. If you feel something is wrong then to talk to them instead of accusing them.
9. Keep the Spark Alive
As a couple, you must try to keep the spark alive. Make sure your partner and you feel the same kind of love, chemistry, and compatibility that existed at the beginning of your relationship. So find new ways to ignite the spark and bring back the thrill into your relationship. Go out on dates, dance, give kisses and hugs and if required opt for roleplay.
10. Be Adventurous Together
It is important to go out and perform adventurous activities together. This way you’ll be able to enjoy each other’s company outside your home. In the process, you’ll learn new things about each other. You can also plan a road trip and see new places together thus creating new joyful memories.
To make your relationship strong you both need to put equal efforts. No relationship can survive the ups and downs without putting equal efforts. So, make sure that you both try to fill the communication gap created by the ‘unrequited efforts’. Therefore try to show more interest in each other’s individual interest and follow the given tips to form an unbreakable bond.