10 Habits of Happy Couples
Forming a trusting and positive partnership takes effort and time. The individuals in a relationship, as well as the marital relationship itself, go through stages and have the potential for continuous growth. This growth requires trust, commitment, skills, caring, reciprocity, and effort. Strong, healthy marriages do not just happen by chance. Rather, the spouses in such marriages have chosen to make the effort to make them strong, healthy, and satisfying.
But what does it take to be happy in a relationship?
If you’re working to improve your marriage, here are the 10 habits of happy couples.
1. Go to bed at the same time and start each day with a big hug. Happy couples resist the urge to go to bed at separate times even if it means that one of them gets up later to do some things. Remember when you were a new couple and how exciting it was to go to bed together at bedtime?
2. Improve common interests. If you love nature and spending quality of time with your partner, make it a habit to go walking. It is a mental decision that you make every day to go walking together. This promotes conversation, quality time, and exposure to fresh air. Once you establish this habit, your body will actually want to go walking. Walking with your partner also promotes good exercise. Decide with your partner how long and how often you would like to walk. The key factor is being on the same page and making sure that you make the mental decision to establish this habit together.
3. Building trust and forgiving. People are human, frail, and sinful. Therefore, you need a realistic type of trust when you choose to trust someone. Trusting grows in relationships over time because as you spend time together with someone you build knowledge, understanding and authenticity. You gain insight into another person’s character, needs, motivations and fears. Trusting another person requires a realistic perspective about people and an expectation of failure. Trust needs to be combined with a willingness to forgive and grows best in an environment of acceptance and love. The ability to forgive is rooted in being forgiven ourselves. When it comes to relationships there will always be disagreements, different opinions, and moments of frustration, and how we deal with this drama is crucial for relationship success. If we go through life holding onto resentment and cynicism, this negativity will build and build, ultimately leading to a relationship full of animosity. However, if we can learn to forgive others and let go of bitterness and insult, our relationships can actually improve. In fact, research reveals that forgiveness may be one of the more valuable attributes to maintaining a healthy relationship.
4. Reconnect throughout the day. We have such busy schedules that connecting with your partner throughout the day can be last priority, but if you want to have a happy, long-lasting relationship, reconnecting with your partner throughout the day is crucial. It can be as simple as sending a loving text during your lunch break or giving your partner a call on the way home. This habit is meant to keep the connection and focus with your partner. Even if you have a hectic schedule, you can still make the time to spend a text message or give your partner a phone call. Be creative. Think of ways that you can do to reconnect with your partner throughout the day.
5. Show your love every day. More "I love you"s are better than fewer. Three words that just never get old. You're seriously not going to say it too much. Appreciate your partner. It’s as simple as that. However you want to express appreciation in your relationship, do it. Do it every single day. When it comes to powerful habits of happy relationships, it’s about expressing your appreciation to your partner. This can be leaving a love note before going to work or bringing home flowers at the end of the love.
6. Do a “weather” check during the day. Call your partner at home or at work to see how his or her day is going. This is a great way to adjust expectations so that you’re more in sync when you connect after work. For instance, if your partner is having a dreadful day, it might be irrational to expect him or her to be enthusiastic about something good that happened to you.
7. Quality Time, Not Quantity. It doesn’t matter how much time you and your partner spend together. The most important part is about the quality of this time. There’s a huge difference between having dinner at a table while talking about your day at work, versus having dinner while sitting on a couch watching the latest episode of X Factor. It’s fine to zone out together and enjoy entertainments, but it’s crucial to make sure you two are still engaging and spending quality time together to maintain a deep connection. It’s all about quality over quantity.
8. Express your appreciation to your partner. Most of the time, we forget to let other people in our lives know that we appreciate them. We think it, but we don’t remember to show it. This occurs in our romantic relationships as well. Show your special someone that you love him or her. This could be done by words, cards, flowers, acts of kindness, or more. Remember, a flower a day keeps the relationship fights at bay. Maybe not every day, but you get the point.
9. Learn constant communication. It is one of the most important qualities in keeping a healthy relationship. However, not everyone knows how to communicate properly, or even communicate at all. Happy and healthy couples have their communication game down. They communicate the good and offering compliments to their partner. They also discuss the bad, instead of sweeping issues under the rug. In order to move forward and grow as a couple, you two need to be able to truly talk about your feelings. No matter how awkward or uncomfortable it feels, it will make for a long-lasting and fulfilling relationship.
10. Make time to reflect and meditate with your partner. To help maintain balance and harmony at home and in the workplace, meditation is an excellent tool to consider if you have an interest in cultivating a healthy mind, heart, body and spirit. As a stress reliever, meditation can help you slow down and relax, reflect and rejuvenate as one. It is an energy booster that focuses on the breath. Meditating together as a couple can be a viable solution to becoming one and is a great way to have fun together and can potentially enhance your love as a husband and wife.
Happy couples have different habits than unhappy couples. A habit is a discrete behavior that you do automatically and that takes little effort to maintain.
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