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Healthy relationships don’t happen coincidentally, it requires the commitment of the two loving people.
And having a trusting and positive relationship with your partner will make you the happiest couple, yet it’s not easy. You need to show some effort to make your relationship grow stronger and healthier.
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So below are some habits that will help you build up or strengthen your relationship and help keep you from breaking up.
1. Always Give Your Full Attention
Communication is key for a healthy relationship. Don’t ignore your significant other by being busy with your phone while you’re together.
Give your fullest attention so that they can feel that you respect them.
2. Flirt with Them
Whether you’ve been together and married for a long time, that doesn’t matter when it comes to flirting.
Remind the person that you still love them like the first day you met.
Happy couples don’t stop telling each other kind and romantic words even if they’re in a relationship for a long time.
3. Notice Little Changes
Make sure you pay attention to your loved one by noticing small changes like a new haircut or lipstick, just to give a few examples.
It’ll make them feel like your relationship with them is still important to you since you continue to pay attention to them, even in the small things—they’ll find it very romantic!
4. Give Them a Hello and Goodnight Kiss
This cute habit will ensure that you’re still connected even when you’re away from each other for a short period of time.
5. Focus on the Things You Like About Your Partner
Instead of telling their unlikeable habits to their face, try to look from a positive perspective.
Think about the things you like about your beloved, especially if you’re in a fight.
It will help you remember why you love them.
6. Go for a Little PDA
There’s nothing wrong with showing a little affection to your partner, even in public.
Of course, no one likes it if you go overboard, but holding hands or kissing their cheek is nice.
Happy couples aren’t afraid to show their affection with little gestures wherever they may be.
7. Know to Forgive
We all make mistakes, but we are also forgiven. The same goes for your boyfriend or girlfriend.
Holding a grudge against them will only weaken your relationship and can cause an eventual break-up.
Show forgiveness and let them explain themselves. You’ll set things right.
8. Support Your Beloved
Everyone wants to be supported for their dreams and goals, and you will be the first person they will need to be supported.
Respect your partner’s dreams and motivate them to succeed.
Happy couples care about the dreams of their partners, and listen and cheer each other on during the hard times.
9. Pay Attention to Quality Instead of Quantity
It doesn’t matter how much time you spend with your partner, what matter is how you spend your shared moments.
Focus more on the activities requiring communication, it’s way better.
10. Have Fun
Never forget to enjoy each other’s company; laugh, goof around, travel, do something enjoyable together.
Your relationship will be SO much more rewarding if you’re also best friends.
Genuine love takes a lot of work at times, as well as sacrifice and understanding—but that’s ok! In fact, that’s what makes it so special.
As one wise person once said, “Genuine love is demanding. But its beauty lies precisely in the demands it makes. Only those able to make demands on themselves in the name of love can then demand love from others.” (St John Paul II)
So as we focus on bettering ourselves, let’s be encouraged that this will, in turn, make our own relationships more rewarding and longlasting.
Have any other thoughts on how not to break up? Feel free to comment below, I’d love to hear from you!
Finally, why not check out how to hack each other’s love languages?
Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.