🤫💞9 Tips On The Soulmates' Survival Guide
Here are some relationship tips from experts and real couples you need to hear! 😍
When you prioritise your own well-being and practice self-love, you can actually improve your relationships with others! By taking care of yourself, you are better equipped to give love and support to your partner.
Eating well, taking care of your mental health, and avoiding harmful behaviors can all contribute to a happier and healthier life. It's important to remember that prioritising self-love isn't selfish, but rather a necessary step towards a more fulfilling and positive life. So embrace self-love and build strong and healthy relationships!
"Make sure both partners maintain some of their individual activities, interests, and friends they had before they got together, this doesn't mean they don't engage in activities with their partner or invite their partner out with their friends. It just means they don't feel obligated to do everything with their partner. Our research shows that interdependence, not dependence, is associated with satisfying and successful relationships." - Pileggi Pawelski, writer of Happy Together.
Remember to not lose yourself in the process of loving someone, what we want to avoid is Selena's hit song "Lose You To Love Me"!
Regularly saying "thank you" to your partner can go a long way in strengthening your relationship. Even for routine tasks such as cooking dinner or occasional surprise gifts, showing appreciation can make your partner feel valued and remind you of the things you do for each other. This simple gesture can foster deeper connection and mutual respect. Don't take things for granted in your relationship, express your gratitude and see the positive impact it has! Who doesn't want to feel love and appreciated?
Letting go of the little things
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While it's true that the little things matter in a relationship, sometimes letting go of minor issues can work wonders. Prioritising meaningful connections is essential for building and maintaining strong relationships. By focusing on what truly matters and letting go of minor issues, individuals can deepen their bonds and strengthen their connections!
Feeling "Hangry" is real
Timing is critical in hard conversations. It's important to avoid having these conversations when either you or your partner is tired or hungry. When you are tired or hungry, you may have lower levels of patience and empathy, which can lead to misunderstandings and hurt feelings!
By waiting until both parties are well-rested and well-fed, individuals can approach difficult conversations with a clearer mind, leading to a more productive outcome. Remember, the timing of a hard conversation can greatly impact its success. Feed yourself and your significant other before having a tough conversation!
Being a team
In conflicts, it's easy to get caught up in winning or losing. However, approaching conflict as a team can be more effective. By shifting the mindset to "us versus the problem," you and your partner can focus on fixing the issue together. This approach can strengthen relationships and prevent unnecessary arguments. Remember that partners should work together to tackle the problem, not against each other!
Having a safe space
"Oftentimes this space and communication style ends up happening in therapy, but if couples can invent that in their relationship beforehand, counseling is both easier and more often than not, not needed. My husband and I call it 'drive time.' We have our best conversations and make the most progress driving through rural areas where we're both focused and relaxed at the same time." - Catherine Chauvin Miles a certified hypnotherapist
Ladies and gentlemen, remember you are your partner's safe haven! Keep each other safe and secure, find a common ground and start communication once you're ready to have a chat.
Keeping the spark alive
Make sure you keep dating even after getting married. Date each other of course, not other people! It's easy to get comfortable and forget that you need to keep having fun with each other. Find new things you haven't done together! Keeps things fresh as the years go by. You need to feel comfortable with each other as you face new challenges!
Communicating with your partner
This is the ultimate secret to a successful relationship, communication. It is an essential in building and maintaining healthy relationships. Without effective communication, misunderstandings can occur, leading to conflict and distance between you and your partner!
Communication allows partners to express their thoughts, feelings, and needs in a way that is respectful and constructive. It fosters mutual understanding and helps build trust and respect. Remember, communication is a two-way street. It's not only about expressing yourself but also about actively listening to your partner. By practicing good communication skills, partners can work towards building a strong and fulfilling relationship!
Don't dream about a healthy relationship, it's not a fairytale. Put effort into it and make it reality! 🥰
The Dateideas Team