How to improve your relationship in the new year
Wednesday 26 December 2018
Can you believe it is nearly the new year and its time to think about 2019 and a fresh start right? Today I want to talk about how to improve your relationship for the new year. It is so easy to get stuck in a slump, isn't it? I like to work on my marriage and keep learning and growing together. I don't want to ever be in a stagnant relationship. So I thought I would share with you my top tips to keeping your relationship healthy and fun.
1. Never take the other for granted. Yes, we all are guilty of this one, aren't we? It's so easy to get trapped in the daily grind, isn't it? Make sure you always appreciate your partner. it is so easy to say thank you and grateful. This is my golden rule in any relationship.
2. Ask for help. If you are having problems why not Try marriage counselling. It is cheaper and easier than you think. check out this super helpful site regain.us. It is full to the brim of helpful articles and posts about marriage and relationships. Let's face it it will cost you alot more than money. If you let your issues get out of control when it could be as simple as getting a therapist in to mediate. Remember everyone is different and a problem for you might not be a problem for your partner. It is always better to get help.
3. Find a new common interest. It can be easy to stick to what you know Right? But adding in a new activity can bring you closer together. Have you both always said you would learn to cook Japanese? Book that cooking course. Always wanted to ride a horse? go and have lessons together. fancy a dance class why not give it a go? Finding the fun in a new activity can and will bring you together.
4. Travel. We have the world on our doorstep, with cheap flight and hotels. nothing brings you more together than a trip. Now I am not saying blow your saving on a huge trip but even booking that weekend away in the country can bring some zest back into your relationship. If you can see the world nothing puts life in perspective like travelling.
5. Never forget to talk. This one might seem simple but it is so easy when you are overworked and underpaid to forget to actually communicate with each other. Especially now with Ipads and phones. My husband and I do a technology-free night once a week. This gives us time to actually talk. It is so easy to get home from work and lie on the couch with your phone or iPad and not talk to each other. This has to stop. If you stop talking and communication what is your realtionship? Why not try a tech free night like us. I can guarantee it will bring you closer together.
6. This is my golden rule for any relationship never go to bed on a fight. Shockingly you will not always be right and the other person will not always be wrong. Sometimes you have to agree to disagree. It is ok to have a difference of opinion and still be able to function as a couple. obviously, There are big exceptions to this rule but for the little things, it is ok to not see eye to eye and let the other person win. It can be hard to swallow your pride but as they say, pride comes before a fall. So let go of the little stuff and learn to embrace each other's flaws.
I hope this has given you some food for thought about your own relationships.