In a relationship both people usually want to do all that they can to ensure the partnership lasts and doesn’t lose its spark. But mis-understandings can arise which may cause both parties to feel a lack of their initial bond. This can ultimately lead to a devastating break-up or separation. On many levels this can be emotionally painful for all involved.
Here are 4 simple measures to adopt to assist you in keeping the romanticism in your relationship always brewing:
- Accept your partner as they are
Everyone has their faults, but work hard to accept both your partner’s good and not so great characteristics. Instead share words of appreciation, gratitude and encouragement whenever possible. Don’t try too hard to correct their every step or attempt to change them. This more often than not, will cause them to become annoyed or irritated within your relationship. It would also be wise to give your significant other enough space to maintain their individuality and really try to love them selflessly.
- Show love and respect for one another
It’s always a good idea for both partners to express their love and regards for each other frequently. One way would be to compliment their physical and mental attributes when they aren’t expecting it. Another would be to show a genuine interest for their feelings, hobbies and overall well-being. Sometimes this may be carried out with action rather than words. An example of this would be helping out with tasks your partner usually takes on throughout the week. Other ways would be taking interest in a new hobby the other has picked up or always working to strengthen the dialogue between the both of you. At times, you may find a walk together or simply spending some quality time together, can reactivate the spark. Additionally, warm verbal and physical expressions of love and appreciation are a sure fire way to assist you both in ensuring that you feel secure about your position in one another’s life.
- Analyze the causes of any misunderstanding or argument
In any relationship consisting of two individual people with their own personalities, likes and dislikes, it’s perfectly normal to not agree with one another on every issue or topic. What’s important however is that you always choose to find a solution for the argument or disagreement amicably. This will allow the both of you to feel satisfied with the outcome. It’s also equally as important to scrutinize the actual reason for your conflict and to be open to seeking outside counseling or mediation if need. Doing this effectively can start you on your journey to amending all emotional differences and healing any old wounds. Working through outworn emotions will hopefully result in an increase of love, respect and trust within your union.
- Praise and Communicate on a daily basis
Openly praise your partner’s positive attributes and traits. This unabashed appreciation for one another will ultimately continue to strengthen your bond. Sharing your experiences in your day-to-day life is a great way to keep the gates of communication open and flowing. This will allow you both share any joys, despair, excitement and everything in between, on a more intimate level. Research has proven that informing one another about any ordinary or special incidents that occurred throughout the day can actually increase the level of love and understanding in any relationship.
-KayeCee Austin, TG2M Founder & Host
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