Healthy Habits of Strong Relationships , While it’s true that every relationship is different, it’s also true that at some point we see a very happy couple whose relationship has stood the test of time and wonder, “What are they doing that keeps them so happy?” There are a few tips or tricks shared among strong couples that may be some words of wisdom to apply to your own relationship or marriage..
Displays of love don’t always have to include grand gestures or expensive gifts. After time that can all really add up, right? Think of it as the little day-to-day things that count and really make it last. For example, if you go to lunch with your girlfriends at one of his favorite restaurants, and bring home his favorite dessert. It’s a sweet offering that for no special reason, other than you were thinking of him and love him. He’ll feel appreciated and loved simply because of the thought. A little really does go a long way.
Sharing responsibility is a big part of a relationship, and acting as a team. Your relationship is very different than your office, for example, where if someone doesn’t take care of responsibilities they’re fired. No, it’s your household and you make it work as a team. Think of how good you’d feel if you came home and he had given the kids their bath and got them ready for bed so you didn’t have to. Make the same good gestures to him, and you’ll always keep a mutual respect and appreciate for each other.
Distance really does make the heart grow fonder. In every relationship, having time to alone, or with you gal pals, or even working out can really make you so happy being apart and then having someone wonderful to go home to. Try to take time by yourself for errands, working out, or even a girls weekend getaway. It’s always so exciting to be back together again after some time apart. It’s different for every relationship, but everyone should have his or her own personal time here and there.
The power of a note should never be underestimated. Whether it’s a little “I love you” note in the car or on the pillowcase, it’s always sweet and thoughtful to pass a note. My husband was running errands while I was at the gym and he left his phone number saying, “call me” on my windshield for when I left the gym. It was fun and sweet and made me so excited to see him when I got home.
Again, it’s the little things that go a long way when it comes to maintaining a relationship built to stand the test of time. No one ever said it was easy, but there are certainly ways to keep the fun and magic alive. Go beyond the gifts and fireworks and think about all the little things you’d love reciprocated. Those little gestures are what make long-lasting relationships so strong.