Don’t bottle up your feelings or let disagreements slide. Communication is the key to making a relationship successful and satisfying for both couples.
Listen to his problems and feelings and share your own. It’s much better than starting an argument.
You won’t get your own way all the time. If you do, he’ll resent you for the rest of your time together.
Likewise, he shouldn’t get his way all the time. You need to create a compromise between each other.
This is important every step of the way. It includes when and how many children to have, where you will live and even the decorating in the living room!
Getting into a routine is common for couples after the honeymoon period. Life simply starts to get in the way.
Keep both of you satisfied by keeping it interesting. Do something in the moment or arrange to go out somewhere just because you feel like it.
This can be harder with children but it is still possible and important when you spend the rest of your life together.
You need to spend quality time together as just a couple. This is more than getting home from work and putting the TV on.
You need to go out and do something you both enjoy, go to the movies together or even just spend time in the house playing a board game.
Spending this quality time together will help remind you why you love each other, give you a chance to get away from everything else that happens in life and take your relationship to another level.
You will both have accomplishments throughout your life together. It’s important to share them and give praise when it’s due. If your partner gets a new promotion, celebrate that together.
If you finally complete your degree, share it with him and show how happy you are; he’ll be happy to see you happy.
If you both work different shift patterns, you may find this one hard, so find a time at some point during the week to have at least one meal together.
This doesn’t need to be dinner. You could enjoy breakfast as a family or even meet for lunch somewhere. Eat together and share your day; don’t rely on the TV.
Show that you love your partner and be affectionate. He’ll return that as he feels more comfortable with it.
This helps you take the relationship back to the beginning when it was all about finding out more about each other.