You’re aware that “it’s not what it used to be,” but you justify the decline by saying that relationships evolve over time. You ask yourself day after day what happened, whether it was a fluke or if you are doomed to failure and if there is anything you can do to make your relationship work. Seek professional help and go to therapy together? Separate for a while? Let things work themselves out? No, this last option is never the best. You can take the bull by the horns and try to do something about the situation, and it doesn’t take a superhuman effort on your part. In today’s article, we introduce you to some tips that can help us improve our relationship and find love – or at least peace in the home and mutual respect – again. Give up your plan to turn your partner into a different person. Some of these tips are shockingly obvious, but they are precisely the simplest things that we most often ignore and pay the least attention to, when they could be the perfect strategy to save your married life. So get ready and take note.
- Find a Common Hobby
It often happens that our “hobbies” involve a relatively high economic expense and we consider that practicing them as a couple is too expensive… We need to find an alternative to share something in our free time. It’s as simple as going for a walk one day a week, going to the movies or signing up for an activity such as a cooking or painting class that you can both enjoy. Spending time together not only helps you feel closer, but it becomes a statement of intent.
- Watch more Television
Using computers and other electronic devices isolates us as individuals, but watching TV can be a positive experience. Accustomed to doing what we want with our computers without anyone’s input, watching television means agreeing to choose programs and make decisions together. In addition, you will probably find a program or series that you both like and you can develop a new habit as a couple by watching it every week.
- Get a Little Dressed Up
You don’t have to put on heels and go for the painted nose, nor do you have to fix your hair every morning and spray yourself with the cologne you know he loves so much. At home, you should be comfortable and relaxed, but it is good to show your partner that we care about being perceived as attractive from time to time and avoid becoming a bum with personal hygiene problems.
- Accept Your Virtues and Flaws
Give up your plan to turn your partner into a different person! That won’t work. You can try to change some behaviors but not their personality. Anyone, with help and determination, can change the way they act (not their personality), but it takes a lot of patience and approaching the transformation in small, incremental steps. The only thing you can do is to be understanding and supportive of the process.
- Do Not Interrupt
Interrupting someone before they have finished stating their opinion on a topic to say what you think is the strategy used by people who are not confident enough in their own point of view. The goal of people with this attitude is to get the other person to not fully state their point of view because they are convinced that if they do, they will be defeated and won’t find a strong argument to defend themselves.
There you are! With those 5 tips, you should be able to improve your relationship and make the love last forever after. Did we miss any tips? Share them in the comment section below!