Habits can have a significant impact on your relationship. You can create positive or negative habits, and once you start practicing them, they will eventually become an unconscious act. When it comes to having a happy relationship, specific habits can have a powerful and positive impact. You need to be aware when creating routines, especially for your relationship. You will have to make a daily effort to put them into practice, so that they become second nature to you.
When you have found this special person, you can feel the sparks gushing. However, a stable relationship is not just about holding hands and remembering your first date. So what is the secret to a lasting relationship? There is no magic answer, but some couples have specific habits that they practice together without knowing it. This article is not a checklist to see if you and your partner pass certain tests. Don’t determine your love for each other from this list. Instead, continue to read the main features found in healthy couples.
12- Healthy couples find time to relax together.
Many people think they need to do something active with their partner to maintain their relationship, but moments of calm are important. Just sit on the couch and watch TV together. If they are on the bed reading, take a book and read next to them. Do household chores together and help each other from time to time. Sometimes it’s all about doing everyday things together.
However, if you like nature and spend quality time with your partner, get into the habit of going for a walk. This promotes conversation, quality time and exposure to fresh air. Decide with your partner how long and how often you want to walk; the critical factor is to be on the same page and make sure that you make the mental decision to establish this habit together.
11- Couples come closer by complimenting each other.
Compliments are the quickest way to put a smile on someone’s face, and they are even more important when they come from one person dear to another. Healthy couples tend to find something attractive in the other person and are willing to let them know that they like them or that they are doing a great job with something.
Just tell them what they look like in some clothes, because it shows them that you are attentive and think about them. The habit of expressing positive attributes about your partner will help deepen the bond in your relationship. This pattern of favourable behaviour arouses admiration, affection and love.
10- Strengthen your bonds by saying “I love you”.
Declaring it the first time is a big step for most couples, but once this threshold is crossed, couples tend to forget it or say it only on special occasions. Many people are afraid to say it often, because they want to and lose their meaning. However, this is further from the truth. Looking your partner in the eye and saying “I love you,” even when he or she is tucked into a conversation, reinforces in your mind and that of your partner the fact that your love is deep and continuous.
9-Don’t forget to show your appreciation to your partner.
A healthy relationship is based on a model of positive expression, intimacy and connection. Healthy couples aim to recognize and appreciate each other on a daily basis. While it is not necessary to be elaborated, it must be sincere. It is not so difficult to show gratitude to the person you live with and love.
A simple “thank you” for doing a chore at home deserves some recognition. Forget the arguments to find out who’s going to do the dishes. Pointing the finger at the culprits leads nowhere. A “thank you” goes a long way to keeping the relationship healthy, as it shows that no one takes the other person for granted. By saying thank you, you also show that you respect them and that you will be respected in return. As human beings, we all need to be validated by our partners, and regularly expressing gratitude is a great step forward.
8- Healthy couples make public displays of affection.
Healthy couples want to show the world that they love each other in their own way. It’s not just for teenagers in love who are honeymooning their relationship. Holding hands or kissing lightly provides a sense of connection that they like to rely on, even in public. It also demonstrates to both parties that the other is ready to be vulnerable to other people by building or building trust between them.
Of course, there is a certain etiquette when it comes to public displays of affection. Most people like to be in love and see the beginnings of a love story unfold among other things. Remember, there is a line you can never cross in public. Being too affectionate in public shows a lack of general etiquette skills. When you and your main partner kiss in front of other people, they are likely to feel extremely uncomfortable.
7- Be sure to hear from each other and reconnect throughout the day.
We have such busy schedules that connecting with your partner throughout the day may be the last priority, but if you want to have a happy and lasting relationship, reconnecting with your partner throughout the day is crucial. When you prioritize your relationship over work, your relationship will continue to develop and flourish. But if your partner still feels that you’re prioritizing your busy schedule, resentment can build up in a relationship and you can start to move away from each other.
It is not a matter of sending text messages 24 hours a day or cancelling important meetings. However, healthy and happy couples are known to share text messages and photos of random things throughout their day when they are not together. This allows the other person to know that he is thinking about himself or that he has found something that reminds him of his partner. Moreover, when they have nothing to say? By sending funny jokes, which they found on the Internet, it seems that the messages they send each other are very close to each other.
6-Snuggle up in the morning and evening by going to bed and waking up at the same time.
Take the time to snuggle up before you start your day and before going to bed. This habit in happy couples does not mean that they necessarily fall asleep at the same time. However, going to bed for the night together brings a sense of peace to the couple. It also builds trust between them, which is essential in any healthy relationship. Going to bed together also gives them time to talk about their day together, whether it’s something the other has accomplished or making plans for the next day.
This action can also be as simple as standing in bed for a few minutes before starting the day. Did you know that physical touch releases a hormone called Oxytocin? The more you are in physical contact with your partner, the higher your oxytocin level. This helpful advice also gives him time to make a little effort if he is in the mood.
5- Take time to laugh together.
Life can be difficult. It can put you and your relationship in a difficult situation. Your relationship will inevitably experience trials and triumphs. Your partner must be your support and, when you go through these trials, it is essential to be able to laugh about it together. And laughter is good for your body and mind too! Science has shown that laughing regularly can improve organ function, relieve stress and ease tension.
Living together on a daily basis can make it difficult to find time for each other. There are tasks to be done, schedules to be respected and urgent topics to discuss. But what any healthy couple does to ease the tension is to laugh together. Not only does laughter add joy to the relationship, but it also keeps things light when things are dangerous. Don’t have bad timing; making a prank or teasing will have the opposite effect if your partner is solemn about something.
4-Healthy couples share their favourite hobbies and cultivate common interests.
Once the passion has subsided, it is common to realize that you may not have as many interests in common. If common interests are not present, happy couples strive to develop them. Happy couples usually devote themselves to hobbies that they can practice together. They have common interests that they like to share because it gives them a sense of being connected. That does not mean that we have to do everything together. However, sharing some common interests or trying to get involved in a partner’s interests can bring you closer and give you something to discuss together.
If you have no common interest, it may be time to explore other interests together. Dance classes are a fantastic way for couples to get physically and emotionally close. Once a week, dance classes such as swing or salsa can make you physically active (which improves mental health) and bring you closer to a whole new way. If dancing isn’t your strong point, don’t worry. As long as you choose something together and enjoy it – even a dungeon and Dragons guild – then you do a great job.
3-Tell your partner what you expect from them.
Couples who have a healthy relationship ask for what they want, and they listen to each other’s demands. It is better to be authentic in one’s feelings than to expect them to read constantly in one’s thoughts. That’s how people work now. They see the world differently, have different expectations and experiences. It’s your job to communicate your thoughts, needs and feelings.
By talking openly about their feelings and waiting for the other person, we create a common ground that both parties can reach instead of taking the lead and never coming up with solutions. This habit is like saying “thank you” when your partner also does what you ask, because he is more likely to please you since he feels validated.
2.Healthy couples work as a team.
They work together in everything they do, lifting each other up to become stronger together. Personal needs are essential, but your desires should not trump each other. It starts with trust, so you can work together as a unit when it is called upon. Constantly fighting means that there will always be a winner and a loser, which is not healthy for any relationship.
Being part of a team means making daily sacrifices for each other. Intimacy is linked to true love, and true love involves caring, awareness, discipline, effort, and the ability to care for someone else. It means that you can put your arms around them and still love them, even if they are not very nice. It means knowing that some days you may have to do things you don’t like to make the one you love smile, and being quite happy to do it.
1- Be sure to give without expecting anything in return.
In a relationship that is not healthy, someone uses the gift as a tool to get something in return. This makes the relationship very one-sided and dishonest. Happy relationships, on the other hand, consist of giving without waiting for compensation of any kind. Giving a gift just because you want it, no matter how small, is telling your partner that you care about him and think about him. The best you can expect in return is a thank you and nothing else.
But there are many different love languages that can be used to “give”. It does not have to be a material gift. Offering love services like stocking up on tires, cleaning the kitchen and other services can be as rewarding as a gift wrapped in a knot. If your partner is going through a difficult emotional time, an important way to “give back” to your partner is to make sure you support him or her without expecting anything in return (when he is going through a difficult time.) Just remember that any donation must be reciprocal at some point in the relationship.