While there is no such thing as a ?perfect? marriage, couples sure can work towards a happy relationship that makes them content with each other. The key element is to stay connected and fight the monotony.
Here are 10 things that every couple must do to keep their relationship strong.
Go out on real dates: Those at-home meals or dinners with friends don?t count. One day a week, go out on a real date. Prepare in advance, choose a fancy place, dress up and have the time of your lives.
Communicate well: Communication doesn?t just mean talking to each other over the phone or staying connected throughout the day. You also need to be direct and straightforward with your partner and always be honest about things that bother you.
Maintain physical intimacy: Se* is an important part of your relationship but don?t forget the small intimate gestures. Give him a quick hug in the evening or a quick peck on his lips before leaving for work. Small intimate gestures can go a long way.
Celebrate each other’s accomplishments: Whether big or small, share your achievements with each other and celebrate them. Show your partner that you are proud of him.
Spend time apart: As important as it is to connect as a couple, you also need to disconnect and do your own thing. Hang out with your own set of friends or spend time with yourself to rejuvenate.
Go on holidays: And we mean a proper week of not doing any work and just enjoying each other’s company.
Pick your battles: Constant nagging can be a big source of annoyance. Pick your battles and let go of certain things. You know, the ones that aren’t worth the strife.
Be spontaneous: The best way to fight monotony in a relationship is to be spontaneous. Take a break from the usual routine. Small gestures like cooking his favourite meal for him or a thoughtful gift can work wonders.
Work as a team: A healthy relationship is one where both partners put in equal amount of effort. If you want him to be affectionate, be affectionate yourself.
Take compromises positively: A two-way compromise is often the best way to keep the peace and be happy.