What makes for a healthy romantic relationship differs from couple to couple. Forming a trusting and positive partnership takes effort and time.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t just happen overnight. For any relationship to grow strong and stay strong, you need to put in some work.
Here are 6 habits that will help create and maintain a happy and healthy love life.
This is arguably the most important aspect of every relationship. Healthy couples tend to vocalise their emotions, troubles and happy moments without sweeping anything under the rug.
Respect in relationships comes in many forms but what is most important is to know which lines are okay to cross and which to keep clear of. Desist from all activities that belittle your partner whether privately or publicly.
3. Quality time
Making time for one another is very important but focus should be on the quality of time spent together rather than the quality. It’s fine to zone out together and enjoy distractions, but it’s crucial to make sure you two are still engaging and spending quality time together to maintain a deep connection.
4. Time apart
Spending time together with your partner is important. But just as important is spending time apart. Being able to do your own things and remain independent is vital. When couples spend too much time together, it can create an unhealthy co-dependence.
It’s simple. The more you have intimacy in your relationship, the more you want it. The other side of that is true as well. The less you have it, the less you want it — and, unfortunately, the less you’ll feel connected to your partner.
6. No comparisons
The grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Or even if it is, it might not be the kind of grass you would like. We often compare our lives to those of others but the happiest of couples don’t look to see what the grass looks like on the other side. They are happy with the view from their own front door.
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