When we’re in a fresh in a relationship we automatically wonder how long will this peace and harmony last; but shouldn’t we ask ourselves better what can we do instead to make it last, instead of how?
Even if you’re married and want to keep strong the flame between you, the pieces of advice which we will lay out in the following article will certainly help you bond more with your partner and help you keep your relationship strong and healthy-
1. Have a positive mental attitude and prioritize
All people have their flaws and defects – our partners included – but that doesn’t mean we can’t value their virtues and good traits more. People love when other people genuinely compliment them. When you agreed to start a relationship with your partner, you took into account his good traits, and somehow managed to turn a blind eye on most of the bad. If you will always remember your spouses’ virtues, you will always see the one you went for.
As an exercise, try to focus more on your partner’s positive traits, and, always remember why you fell in love with them in the first place.
When you have a healthy positive mental attitude about your spouses and recognize this in front of them, how important they are in your lives, you show them that you are on the right path together with them. This is the key to keep a relationship strong and healthy.
2. Have respect
Although conflicts are ultimately unavoidable (it isn’t a utopia, never), we can nevertheless learn how to cope with them. Sometimes conflicts might erupt in hurt feelings and disappointment, but the only thing that we can do is to still have the sense of respect and hold one another in the same high esteem as before.
You must also respect yourself, because your respect is intertwined with your partner’s. Respect the fact that both of you have an equal say in your relationship, and that no matter what, you are always a team.
You’ll have to respect their hobbies, weird side and aspirations. You also have to acknowledge that they have different views on life and that some might seem ridiculous.
Talk about everything with one another. Communication is one of the most important factors to keep a relationship strong and healthy. If you feel that something is off or is bothering you, always confront your partner about the issues in an honest and friendly manner. Trust that your partner can understand you and be there for you whenever you are in need.
3. Be active in bed
We cannot think of a better way to show your love and how healthy and cheerful your bond is with one another than sex. It is very well known (and logical) that the more intimacy that you initiate with your partner, the more you showcase the fact that you are still very much attracted and in love with him or her, in both body and soul.
Our human anatomy and physiology is wired in such a way that it directly reflects in the emotions that we build for our partners.
It is a very well-known fact that sex stimulates the release of a certain hormone called oxytocin (also known as the love hormone), which makes people bond more with one another at a physiological level. This is essential to keep a relationship strong and healthy.
4. Always be supportive of each other
Partners should support each other in their careers and aspirations. What else is more wonderful than having someone always at your side to encourage you and in the same time also provide you honest feedback. This is one of the quintessential keys to keep a relationship strong and healthy with your partners.
We cannot stress more on the fact that if your partner doesn’t understand your needs and aspirations, then it will probably not work out.
It won’t work out because the other person isn’t capable of understanding them and in the end lashes out at you.
If both partners have dreams and goals, working together towards them and understanding each other is the ultimate recipe to keep a relationship strong and healthy.