Hundreds of people in a relationship as well as married couples around the world are struggling to keep their bond from breaking. When one of these people now and then meet elderly couples who have been married say for thirty years or so they are awed.
You might think that having a strong partnership is a gigantic task, well it is not so. At a closer look even the lengthiest and most cordial relationship is just based on minor things. Each relationship has a container of gratifying feelings and the couple who often fills it up with minor things will be a lot more tolerant when problems surface between them. Here is what you can do to build a warm and lasting partnership.
1. Pay full attention to your partner.
When you are together be fully attentive. It is very rude if you are busy doing something else like talking on the phone. It is also a sign of disrespect if you absent-mindedly with a node of your head utter a yes or no. To have a reliable and strong relationship you have to be there both physically and mentally.
2. Loving touch is powerful, make it a habit.
There is disagreement about the role a blissful sex life plays, but everyone is unanimous about the significance of frequent loving touch. You can hold hands and hug each other. When you make physical contact you are ensuring your relationship in a highly effective manner.
3. Make efforts to be courteous and polite.
When the dating period is over a lot of couples just simply do not remember their manners and are of the view that there is no need now to do anymore favors for their partners. Remember good turns fill up the container. Making breakfast, helping in the kitchen or other household chores will strengthen the bond.
4. Always be thankful.
Do not take your spouse or partner for granted. Say thanks. It does not cost anything but pays a lot. It gives the message that you value and respect the other person. Tell your partner that how blessed you are to have him or her in your life. If we can be grateful to strangers why can’t we be to our partner? So express your gratitude daily, 365 days of the year.
5. Communicate without need.
There is little or no communication between busy couples. They only talk to each other when the need arises, say for instance, when the kids need something, someone in the house is sick or you have to pay your bills. Contended and happy couples communicate with each other without any purpose through phone calls or text messages. Now and then communicate to let them know that you really care.
6. Make your partner feel special.
It may have been many years since you are in a relation or been married to each other, it is never too late to give some special attention to and complement your partner like you once did when you were getting to know each other. Courtship never ends and the happy couples always remember this. Statements like: “You look sweet in this dress.” “I like the way you handle the problem.” “The food was delicious, “will warm up the partnership.
7. Do things together.
Doing things jointly is a good method to interact with your partner. Go to the movies, listen to the music you both like, go on a drive. Hike, walk and exercise together. These or the other activities you love to do together will deepen the bond between you two.
8. Simply Enjoy.
Life is challenging. To keep a relationship strong requires an effort. But this does not mean that you take it very seriously. Couples and people who take life easy are the most resilient. So do silly things. Play tricks on each other. Laugh yourself and make your partner laugh.
9. Let it go.
There are many things on which couples can have differing views. Showing resentment whenever a difference arises can be damaging, because minor displeasure can build up into indignation. Wise couples just do not fight over each and every difference. So simply forgive.
10. Help your partner achieve goals.
Your partner as an individual has her or his own dreams. Know what the hopes and dreams are. Be supportive and encourage them to pursue their life plans. Work as a team. Help him or her realize them.