Either you have been in a relationship for six past months or are married to him or her for six years, relationships come from commitment and can survive only by mutual respect and effort. To assume that your relationship with your partner is special would be irony but not wish to improve or enhance would also be unfortunate.
We have to understand that every relationship is a different kind, and none is perfect. There are some tips that one should follow to improve their bond, with their partner. These practices not only ensure an unbreakable bond but will also prove that you are determined to work for your relationship.
- Ask about your partner’s day
Communication is a very important element for success in any relationship. It is good to ask your partner about their day, but do not make monotonous by repeating the same line every day. Improve your dialogue by putting in more effort and use different ways of approaching. Through this, you can avoid being monotonous and create more meaningful dialogues.
- Plan a monthly dinner date
Even after having busy schedules or daily responsibilities, the only way to make sure that you make time for one another is to fix a dinner date every month dedicated to your loved one. The commitment to go on a date for one night a month may be the key to happiness that can last much longer.
- Express Appreciation
Most of the time the comfort our relationship brings maybe the reason that we overlook the acts of kindness our partner is doing, and we tend to expect more. Here you need to understand that your partner is not solely responsible to do everything for you. Everyone needs acknowledgment for any type of effort they do even if it is about paying bills or busying an ice-cream. Express the gratitude or appreciation of what they do for you.
- Tweak your schedule
Everyone is independent and no one stops their life for anyone. You may also have commitments outside of your relationship, but it would be kind to manage your schedules to make possible to spend more time together.
It may be going to the gym a bit earlier to go to a movie your partner want to go, or maybe your partner can complete the projects early in the morning to go to your intramural game. A relationship needs little sacrifices or compromises to make your partner happy.
- Remembering small things
A simple way to add meaning to any conversation is to listen attentively to what your loved one is saying and remember it next time. If your partner has an appointment with a doctor, remember it and mark it on the calendar. Remembering these little things means a lot, and is no better way to show your concern to your partner in a relationship.
- Let go of the past
What happened in the past does not stay there, and it makes it difficult to move ahead in a relationship if you still think about what happened in the past.
If you find yourself dwelling on the past event, it may be a sign that you are less forgiving. By concentrating on the reason why you cannot forgive, you may find more clarity on what you want from your partner in the relationship.
Do not make it worse if you cannot handle it, better take help of counsellor or online counselling if you both do not come to a conclusion.
- Show Affection
Along with showing the gratitude, expressing affection or how much you care about them is also very necessary. From holding your partner’s hand in a restaurant to going home together at the end of the evening, you know well how you feel for them, but this is important that he or she should be able to witness it as well.
- Know about their boundaries
May be partner wish to be left alone when is upset, or maybe she minds if you text all through the day. Finding their wish will help you understand their boundaries and stop you from crossing them. Everyone has their sense of privacy and understanding his or her boundaries is the best way to respect it.
- Apologize whenever it is required
Being right is not as important than being compassionate. Conflicts with your loved one can be different, not every argument needs to be won. This does not mean that you need to take all the blame, but make sure if the issue is worth fighting for. There is maturity in apologizing than doming argument because sometimes the argument is not important than the person you are arguing with.
- Make time for yourself
If you are not happy from inside, then you may lack confidence in yourself which will make you dependent to look for assurance from your partner. To avoid any toxic behaviour it is necessary to have confidence in yourself. Follow your hobbies, have your social circle, discover yourself as a person. It is rightly said, if you do not love yourself, you cannot love anyone else. So if you want to make someone fall for you, first love yourself.