For example, if you know that your boyfriend or girlfriend hates it when you leave the cap off of the tube of toothpaste or when you leave dirty dishes in the sink, don’t do those things! Plain and simple.
Remember that little things can accumulate and lead to problems, but these are easy things to avoid just by being aware. Again, prevention is your biggest ally when it comes to making hey relationship better and stronger.
Common projects to make relationships stronger
If you have a common goal with the person you love, it will help to bind the relationship and solidify your bond. Think about having short-term and long-term goals together, keeping in mind that short-term goals can pave the foundation for long-term goals, like creating a house and a family.
A simple way to strengthen your relationship with short-term goals is to plan a party together. You can plan and coordinate something together that is going to be fun, and this will help you grow. You could also plan a vacation together, or do some charity work together. It is especially powerful if you feel that you are making a difference and are bringing happiness to other people’s lives.
Knowing when to talk about unpleasant things in order to maintain a successful relationship
As I said above, good communication is key for happy and healthy relationships that have good emotional support, love, and intimacy.
One of the most common relationship tips that we give people who are building relationships that withstand the test of time is that it is very important to identify the right time to talk about something that is bothering you. It is very easy to lose patience when something has been bugging you when it’s happening again. We tends to choose that moment to have a serious conversation about the things that are making us unhappy in our relationship.
The thing is, when you are in the middle of a disagreement and you are about to lose it, it isn’t really the best moment to talk about the issues at hand in a productive way. It’s important to feel that you respect each other and when you feel like you are being faced with the thing that makes you upset yet again, you are going to be less patient, less understanding, and more concerned with venting and getting your point across.
The key to avoiding resentment and creating a happy long-term relationship is to wait for a better time to discuss the issue. It should never be swept under the rug, but you will both have more relationship satisfaction if you start to focus more on positive reinforcement.
For example, let’s say that your partner is always late to everything and it drives you completely nuts. Instead of fighting about it the next time it happens, wait for the next time that they are NOT late and tell them how happy it made you. The more positive a reaction they get from you, the more they will want to re-create the behavior in the future because they’ll feel like they will be rewarded.
If you express your needs as demands, then you just become another chore. Dating should be fun for couples, whether it’s a new relationship or an old one. When your partner has to censor who they are, the relationship is in jeopardy. You don’t want there to be contempt or for your happiness to feel like a never ending chore to your significant other.
Romantic love can be preserved when you operate as a team
It is true that the honeymoon period at the start of a relationship will change, and your relationship will be tested, but you have chosen each other. Remind yourselves of that when things get tough.
There can be big problems like infidelity, but there can be other elements like jealousy resentment that can erode the relationship.
Just make sure that you are doing everything in your power to make sure that your life feels happy, and work on finding the balance between being there for your partner without being needy or clingy.
There are so many ways that you can build a good relationship, and if you still feel like you need a helping hand please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or member of my team. Join the Happily Committed Project and transform your relationship in a meaningful way. You can also leave any questions you may have about how to reinforce and protect this relationship in the comments section below and it would be our pleasure to personally respond to you.
I wish you all the best in life and love,
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