To maintain a spark in your relationship, you need to put little efforts consistently. Relationships require work, especially one with your partner! Ultimately, these small things are the ones that really count. Here are a few little tips and secrets about how to build a strong bond in a relationship and make your relationship a happier and better one!
- 1. Be affectionate towards your partner
- 2. Express and communicate your feelings
- 3. Be your partner’s support system
- 4. Do not keep score of who does how much!
- 5. Acknowledge and appreciate the little things they do
- 6. Forgive and forget
- 7. Give each other their space
- 8. Be patient and kind
- 9. Pamper and spoil your partner
- 10. Never take your partner for granted
1. Be affectionate towards your partner
Some people consider that saying “I love you” is the only duty they have in showing love to their partner. Displaying your affection through your actions is very important when you are in a relationship with someone. Your partner will feel extremely happy seeing your love towards them and your readiness to go the extra mile to show them just how much. Hold their hand, give them a kiss, and hug them! All these small gestures of yours will make your partner feel more loved than ever.
2. Express and communicate your feelings
Maybe your partner gets upset about you bringing up repeated things that lead to an uncomfortable situation. However, it can be a much better alternative than keeping it all in and lashing it out all at once in different passive and aggressive ways. Try to communicate with your partner (without making him feel like he is being attacked) to the best of your ability. Even in the perfect relationships, amongst the happiest couples, there are issues, but they talk about them and settle things out!
3. Be your partner’s support system
Encourage them when they are feeling low and defeated by the world. Tell them that they are not alone and stay by your words when the time demands. Even when they lose all hope, knowing that you are by their side will give them strength and encourage them to keep trying. Standing by each other in hard times will add a lot to your relationships and make your bond much stronger than it ever was.
4. Do not keep score of who does how much!
You both keep doing things for each other, so what is the point of keeping scores? Always keeping a count of who does how much, who does more or less will create a negative atmosphere in your lives. Do whatever you feel like doing for your partner straight from your heart, and not to prove a point in front of them!
5. Acknowledge and appreciate the little things they do
Who doesn’t like being appreciated for the effort you put in for anything. We still expect courteous praise even if everything does not always work out the way we wanted or planned. Acknowledge and applaud your partner when they try to do something nice for you, even if it is not exactly what you may have wanted. If they put in the effort for bringing a smile on your face, the least expected from you is to tell them that you appreciate their effort!
6. Forgive and forget
There are times when you will both make mistakes and maybe even hurt each other. Try to forgive each other and move on with the new lessons in life. Do not dwell on the past. Once you decide to forgive your partner, do that and move forward, do not just do it in your brain! There is no point in being stuck and point and keep fighting when you have decided to be together.
7. Give each other their space
While spending time together is good for your relationship, giving each other time and space to do their own things is likewise important. Growing as an individual is as important as growing together as a couple!
8. Be patient and kind
Although you may find it hard to be patient and kind at times, they will never yield a negative result. If your partner is not in his good mood and somewhere or the other you are the one who triggered that in their mind, just be patient and humble in your actions. When he will finally calm down, he will surely recognize it and love you for it.
9. Pamper and spoil your partner
Who does not want to be spoiled by the one we love! It feels really good to be taken care of and pampered at times and be given special treatment. Give them little gifts. Give them a handwritten note or even just ordering in their favorite food or watch their favorite movie with them will change their level of happiness. It will make you feel as happy doing it as it will make them!
10. Never take your partner for granted
The most visible and the most important secret to a healthy relationship is to value your partner and to be present for them. Getting comfortable with time is okay but never let them feel them they do not have that worth in your life once they used to have.
So maintaining a good bond and healthy relationship with your partner is in your own hands and realize the mistakes you have been committing till today. Just follow this simple advice, and you will see your love increasing day by day.