Everyone aspires for happiness in their marriage or relationship. While looking for perfection itself might seem illogical, it is always prudent to have a practical approach towards improving your relationship. If you’ve been working to put that spark back in your marriage lately, incorporating a few habits which you can share with your partner will help you form a better relationship and bonding, hopefully. Here we share 10 such habits:
1. Sleep At The Same Time
Once spouses get caught in their normal routines, they end up sleeping at different times by prioritizing their work or household chores, much unlike the beginning of their relationship. Try to give up those tempting TV soaps or grueling work commitments for something more meaningful and go to bed together. Since bedtime is the least stressed part of the day, you’ll bond better in a relaxed state of mind.
2. Find Common Interests
By now, you both may have figured out your differences. However, your relationship is not about differences but those similarities that brought you together in the first place. Try to indulge in those common interests to help you bond again. It could be anything like a board game, favorite movie series, visiting old friends, or anything that makes both of you happy collectively.
3. Hold Your Hands
You may feel indulging in some PDA (public display of affection) is not your cup of tea. However, you are never too old to hold hands. So hold your hands when you are out shopping, exploring a museum, or simply strolling the neighborhood park. It’ll only make your spouse feel secure and wanted.
4. Trust And Forgiveness
Misunderstandings are a part of every relationship and how you choose to deal with it makes all the difference. No matter what comes, instead of cribbing and complaining, always trust your partner and have the ability to forgive. Your partner will eventually appreciate and reciprocate in the same way.
5. Strengths V/S Weakness
No one is perfect, not even you. So, instead of focusing on your spouse’s shortcomings, focus and encourage your partner’s strengths. This will help you build his/her trust in you and he/she is sure to consider you a confidante.
6. Hug Often
When was the last time you hugged your spouse? Hugging makes one feel loved and secure emotionally, and the close physical contact re-ignites that lost spark. So, hug your spouse when you are parting for office, and again when you reunite at home.
7. Whisper Sweet Nothings
And this is not meant only for young couples. Compliment your spouse for their outfits, express your love often, wish them luck for their endeavors, and tell them how much you miss them when they are away. This is sure to bring back the romance in your life.
8. The Good Night – Good Bye Kiss
Make it a practice to kiss each other goodnight and goodbye. This especially helps when you have conflicts. Remembering to kiss before you storm off to your bedroom or leaving for office in a huff will remind your spouse that despite the differences, you still hold your relationship dear.
9. Some Spare Time
Agreed you have busy schedules. But make it a point to find some spare time for your spouse by calling or texting in between your work schedules to check on him/her. This will show how much you care for him/her and that he/she is always in your thoughts.
10. Take Pride In Your Partner
Never shy away from being seen with your partner in public. Instead, feel proud to be seen in each other’s company. Doing this will only make your partner realize that you prioritize his/her happiness over others’ opinions.
These are a few of the thoughtful gestures that are sure to make any couple happy. Remember, communication also plays a major role in strengthening your bond. So, apart from the habits mentioned above, make sure you both have plenty of meaningful conversations that will make your relationship last forever!