- They respect their own space.
The time a couple spends together is just as important as the time they spend apart.
Making your own plans, within reason, is an important and healthy part of a happy relationship. It is necessary to create times to miss each other. This is a sign of strength in the relationship and helps remind you of how important your partner is in your life.
Respecting each other’s space gives the relationship some breathing room and allows each of you to enjoy things that may not be in your partner’s best interest. Being together all the time could stifle the relationship and start to push you apart.
- You share a hobby.
While it is important that everyone has their own space, it is also important to share some of your interests. You need to find something to enjoy as a couple.
This can be a sport, which is not only beneficial for the relationship but also for your health. Any activity that you both enjoy and that makes you both have a good time will create strong connections.
Sharing a hobby will not only allow you to spend time together. It will also give you something to talk about even during other times. At the end of the day, it’s a mutual interest and you’ll both be counting down the days to practice it.
- Eat dinner together.
Some couples have incredibly busy days. Their jobs take up their time and limit the space for sharing as a couple. That’s why it’s important to at least eat dinner together.
It doesn’t necessarily have to be dinner, it could be breakfast. The important thing is that depending on the agenda of both of you, set aside one of the meals to be able to share together, talk about your day, unburden yourselves of problems and perhaps plan your next vacation.
This brings us to another thing that makes for happy couples….
- They plan vacations together.
It is vital to get out of the routine and open spaces that change the day to day. This helps to release stress and forget about problems. That is why it is important to take trips together.
Within your budget, consider traveling as a couple. You don’t need to plan something expensive. It can be a weekend getaway. The important thing is to spend quality time with your partner.
Unfortunately, everyday life is full of factors that affect relationships. These spaces allow you to enjoy your relationship in a new atmosphere, free from the stress generated by work and family.
Additionally, the planning and of course the expectation of the trip, will give you a goal that you can share and enjoy together.
- They take into account the small details.
True love is not shown with big gifts or just saying “I love you”. Love is expressed with small gestures and details; which we often overlook.
Some of these can be:
- Going out to pick up your partner with an umbrella so he/she doesn’t get wet.
- Making breakfast and taking it to bed.
- Sending her flowers for no reason.
- Moving the chair so he/she sits down.
- Opening the door for your partner to go in first.
- Staying with the baby at night so your partner can sleep.
- Call her to see how she is doing.
- Asking for his/her opinion about your personal things.
- Doing something you know your partner wants that you may not.
Every little gesture you make with your partner in mind is an expression of love. It is up to you to do something every day and to notice the details your partner has for you.
- They communicate constantly.
Lack of communication is one of the reasons why even good relationships end.
Communicating is a way to stay connected and especially the only way to avoid misunderstandings. Jeffrey Bernstein, a psychologist and family coach tells Psychology Today: “Remember that empathy, not love, is the real emotional glue that holds couples together. Empathize with your partner even if you disagree.”
Keep your partner in the loop about your daily activities, problems and thoughts. Count on their opinion and always make them a part of your life.
- Go to sleep together.
Clearly going to sleep together all the time is not easy. Your partner may be studying and need to stay up late finishing a job. Maybe he or she has to continue working after coming home. Or you’re just sleepy and your partner isn’t.
However, if you make a habit of going to bed together, a special connection occurs. The situation lends itself to staying closer together, gives you more time to talk, and provides grounds for more frequent lovemaking.