- Always Communicate
Communication is number one on the list for a reason. Because without communication you have nothing. Sharing your day, your feelings, your wants and needs, everything with your partner is imperative to creating a bond of understanding that will make a safe space for love. Being able to speak freely with your partner about everything that is going on in your life is one of the best parts about being in a relationship.
- Have Kindness
Be slow to anger and always show kindness. There is no reason not to be kind to the person that you love. You may think kindness would come naturally but sometimes it does not and you need to be mindful of your actions. Opening the door for one another is kind, surprising them with clean laundry is kind, and even showering them with random compliments is kind. Anything to make your partner smile.
- Personal Space
“Man caves” and “she sheds” are a thing for a reason. No matter how much you enjoy spending time with your partner we all need to refresh ourselves with alone time every once in awhile. Having personal space refreshes you so that you can return to your partner at 100% percent to be the best person you can be. Once your cup is filled only then can you fill others.
Be spontaneous. A healthy relationship needs to take itself outside of it’s comfort zone every once in awhile to keep the spark alive. You don’t have to go skydiving or anything like that but a random trip to the city or spur of the moment weekend away always helps keep things fresh.
- Never Go To Bed Angry
Life is too short to hold on to anger. Go to bed happy not angry. No matter what the reason for your anger, make sure that you resolve it to a point that you can sleep with a clear conscience. A healthy relationship does not have the stress of holding grudges. That doesn’t leave enough room for love.