Relationship Tips That Couples Often Forget

June 15, 2019 at 2.49pm by in Dating advice
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Often times, it can seem like the task of maintaining a relationship is itself a full time job. A job that doesn’t pay financially, but one which has its own rewards. The value of companionship. Understanding. Compassion. Security. And of course, the thrill of a blossoming romance. But that’s on a good day. Like all jobs, relationships have their ups and downs. And while it might not be a day in the trenches, it’s not always a walk in the park either. You have lives. Priorities. Careers. Goals. While a relationship may indeed be a top priority, we often get so caught up in the momentum of our lives that we forget maintaining a relationship requires both effort and sensitivity. What relationship tips do you need to remember?

If your relationship has gone dull, you don’t necessarily need to spice things up. You can rediscover just why that spark existed in the first place. And that can include both its boundaries as well as its novelty. If you’ve forgotten why you fell for one another to begin with, here’s a few tips to help you capture that elusive and magical spark.

Never Take Your Relationship For Granted

Events in our lives can change at the drop of a hat. And it really is true that you don’t always know what you have until it’s gone. There are little things you can do for one another to show your appreciation. It can be a simple heartfelt compliment, or buying a cake with the words “I love you” on it. Acknowledgement is in short surplus these days. Exercise it frequently.

The Past Is The Past

And it’s wise to leave it buried. Why dredge up bitter memories when your time could be more productively spent cherishing each other’s company and planning for the future? Let sleeping dogs lie. Your ex has likely moved on by now. Why haven’t you?

The Couple That Plays Together Stays Together

Finding shared interests is one of the most important things a couple can do together. It can be as simple as taking a day trip to a country bed & breakfast or as hair-raising as skydiving lessons (although you might want to consider something a little less high impact). You may not always have the same tastes—after all, finding your opposite is half the fun—but surely there’s one or two activities you can do together that can be both exciting and challenging. Make a list and check them off one by one.

Respect Your Differences As Much As Your Similarities

It’s no secret that opposites attract. It’s one of the peculiarities of relationship logic. The more seemingly different you are, the deeper the attraction. Be watchful of each other’s uniqueness. Just like no two snowflakes are alike, no two relationships are alike as well. Because it’s not so much a question of opposites as it is of complementary qualities.

Communication Is The Lifeline Of Your Relationship

Have you spoken with your partner to find out what’s really on their mind? What’s really going on in your lives? The key to honest communication isn’t so much a question of saying the right thing as much as asking the right questions—even if they hurt (especially if they hurt). Deception never pays, and only an honest expression can receive an honest assessment.

Take Better Care Of Yourself

As much for your appearance as for your health. When we’re in the first throes of a relationship, we tend to obsess over physical fitness only to forget about it six months down the road. Slovenliness is often the result of an increased level of comfort. But your partner is likely expecting some modicum of effort towards taking care of your hygiene. No one likes a slob, and comfort’s no excuse for a lack of cleanliness and physical fitness.

Honesty Is The Best Policy

There’s a thin line between honesty and mean spiritedness. Often times, we’re so afraid of upsetting a partner that we learn to make up little lies and sugar coat any criticism. But if your relationship is worth anything, it needs to be based on the truth. And that brutal frankness needs to be extended to yourself, as well. If your values are truly aligned, it can withstand the assault.

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