HOW TO BUILD A CLOSER RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR PARTNER
Just turn on the radio, switch it to any station of your choice, what you are likely to hear is LOVE songs.
Have you ever wondered why love songs are
rampant these days? It is because love is expressed as an action and experienced as a feeling.
People tend to pour out their feelings into songs. You hear songs of new love, songs of old love, songs of disappointed love, songs of grateful love.
Ann Landers quipped, “Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quite understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses”.
Building a healthy and closer relationship allows you to express your individuality, brings out the best in you and encourages growth.
Especially when you are in a new relationship, it is very important to set a foundation for a positive relationship from the start.
It takes more than love for your relationship to work. Although love is the foundation of any romantic relationship. Below, you’ll find 9 ways to build a closer relationship with your partner.
Your partner can’t read your mind, so speak up and don’t leave him/her to figure it out. It isn’t fair on your partner when you don’t communicate your needs or you hold up the things that is bothering you.
Without communication, a relationship can quickly bring out the worst in people. Beating around the bush is a ‘NO’. Don’t say something you think will please your partner when it makes you unhappy.
2. BE A GOOD LISTENER:
Don’t forget that communication is a two-way thing. If you want your partner to listen to you, you must be ready to listen to them too.
Rendering your partner your listening ears will help boost your partner’s self esteem.
By being genuine and understanding while listening, you can build a respectable and strong relationship.
3. INVEST IN TRUST:
Trust is very essential in any meaningful relationship. Put down your trust issues and put on a trusting attitude, which is an attitude of love.
Consistency in your words is important in order to build trust.
4. SHOW EACH OTHER DAILY AFFECTION:
Showing your partner affections daily has a lot of benefits, they are: It releases feel-good hormones, it reduces blood pressure, it helps to release stress, it improves mood, and it’s associated with higher relationship satisfaction.
Sending romantic text messages and calling to check on each other keeps the relationship going.
5. SAY “I LOVE YOU” WITH YOUR ACTIONS:
Perform little acts of kindness for your partner that let them know you love them. Such as getting him/her a little surprise gift. You don’t have to wait for him/her to celebrate birthdays or ceremonies before giving gifts.
6. SPEND QUALITY TIME TOGETHER:
The Busy-ness of life shouldn’t stop you from creating time to be with your partner.
Participate in fun activities together. Go on ‘BAE-CATION’ with your partner if you can afford it.
7. BE WILLING TO COMPROMISE:
Relationship is simply based on give – and – take. You must be ready to sacrifice your resources, emotions, and material things in order to make your partner happy or comfortable.
Sacrifice so that you both can find a middle ground. Problems are bound to arise if one of you compromises all the time and the other doesn’t reciprocate.
8. TEAM SPIRIT:
Be a team and fight the forces against your relationship. Learn to support your partner when they make mistakes in life; never criticize them when they are at their lowest point.
Learn to respect your partner’s decisions even when you feel like he/she should have made better decisions.
Most importantly, both of you should take responsibilities for your actions. A great team is a team where everybody takes responsibility for their actions.
9. UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER’S DIFFERENCES:
Doing things in secrecy because your partner wouldn’t approve of it is a red flag to your relationship. Keeping secrets can be drastic.
You don’t have to do something with your partner if it makes you unhappy; you only need to understand why they do it, respect that they need to keep doing it, and then give them the space to do it.
Strong relationships don’t just happen, it takes a lot of efforts. Also remember to be respectful at all times.
Also Read: RED FLAGS YOU CAN SPOT ON A FIRST DATE