8 HABITS THAT REALLY MAKE THE   RELATIONSHIP STRONG

8 HABITS THAT REALLY MAKE THE RELATIONSHIP STRONG

  12 Aug 2020

In our day-to-day lives, work, school, and other 
stressors can make it hard to maintain a strong 
relationship like when they first started. It can 
be a struggle to get a relationship back in the 
place that you want it to be. “Well, it seems to 
me that the best relationships – the ones that 
last – are frequently the ones that are rooted in 
friendship.” – Gillian Anderson But like Nicholas 
Sparks mentioned, “Every couple needs to 
argue now and then. Just to prove that the 
relationship is strong enough to survive. Long- 
term relationships, the ones that matter, are all 
about weathering the peaks and the valleys.” 
Luckily, there are plenty of things that can help 
strengthen a relationship and keep the feeling of 
love steady and strong. It’s the little things that 
really help build up a relationship. Sure, you 
need the strong foundations to start off with, but 
the smaller things help build up a relationship 
and keep it strong.

1. CHECK UP ON EACH OTHER

When you both make it a habit to check in on 
one another, it can really help strengthen the 
feeling of love between you. Couples who call 
one another after a long day at work to see how 
they’re feeling, or send a text to make sure that 
they made it home okay after a long journey, will 
have a better connection and feel taken care of 
by one another. It’s such a small thing, but it 
can really make a world of difference.

2. LAUGHING TOGETHER

A couple who can share a sense of humor and 
laugh together will form all kinds of emotional 
bonds that can help keep the relationship 
running strong. Psychologist Doris Bazzini, 
Ph.D. says, “Laughter reminiscence packs an 
additional punch because people relive the 
moment by laughing again.” Whether you 
decide to sit down with a funny movie, or just an 
evening of watching funny YouTube videos, 
laughing together is important. Once a couple 
laughs together, their brains will be wired to 
associate each other with happiness and 
laughter.

3. SHARING IS CARING

Whether it’s just your feelings, or emotional and 
traumatic things from your past, learning to 
share with your partner can make your 
relationship that much stronger. Couples who 
feel as if they can tell one another anything will 
have a stronger relationship than couples who 
are afraid to be vulnerable with one another. 
Strength comes from being able to trust one 
another, and couples who can share will have a 
strong and lasting relationship.

4. GOOD LISTENING SKILLS

Everyone wants to feel heard when they talk, 
so having good listening skills is important in 
any relationship. Everyone should be able to 
listen openly when their partner speaks. Letting 
your partner know that you’re listening to their 
feelings, fears or concerns will help make it 
easier for them to trust you. With trust, comes 
strength in any relationship. Couples who are 
good at listening to one another will have a 
lasting, strong relationship.

5. HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY

Being completely honest will help keep the 
relationship strong, even if it’s not something 
that your partner wants to hear. Couples who 
are able, to be honest about how they’re 
feeling, what they’re thinking and their opinions 
on certain topics are able to keep their 
relationship strong despite all of it. “What 
honesty gives you is a great deal of comfort. 
Knowing you can implicitly trust your mate 
allows you to be your best self, and your 
relationship will continue to thrive because you 
are able to give each other the positive energy 
you need to navigate life’s ups and downs,” 
says psychotherapist, syndicated columnist, 
and radio host Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. It’s 
important to be able to trust that your partner is 
going to be honest with you, no matter what.

6. GIVING IN TO IMPULSE

Being spontaneous helps make sure that the 
relationship doesn’t fall into a rut. If you want to 
get in the car and take a vacation one town 
over for the weekend, do it! If you want to make 
random plans, follow through! “Over time, it’s 
inevitable that life falls into a pattern of routine 
and “same old, same old.” It’s easy to fall into 
behaviors that are reliable, steady, and boring 
as well. So it’s important to change it up from 
time to time to alter our thinking, provide a new 
perspective, and create interest and 
excitement,” says psychiatrist Abigail Brenner 
M.D. Couples will have a strengthened 
relationship when they’re able to go with the 
flow and give in to their impulses.

7. TAKE MENTAL NOTES

Remembering the things that your partner likes 
and dislikes will mean that you’re paying close 
attention to your partner. Then, you’ll be able to 
show them that you’ve paid attention by giving 
them the things that they enjoy and avoiding the 
things they don’t. Couples who are able to 
focus on one another and take mental notes to 
remember the important things will always have 
a strong relationship together..
8. TEASING ONE ANOTHER

Nothing has to be serious all the time! Couples 
should be able to know when to give in and 
tease one another – especially if it means 
cheering one another up. Knowing when enough 
is enough is an important part of being able to 
tease one another. Couples with a strong 
relationship will know when to stop teasing – but 
the teasing itself will help keep the relationship 
strong.

1 thought on “8 HABITS THAT REALLY MAKE THE RELATIONSHIP STRONG

  1. That’s all well and good but I never had that at anytime with X wife. I was always willing to engage in the precise manner that you recommend but, she put conditions on every interaction that we attempted. I came to the conclusion that I was just a wallet and checkbook because she is still demanding money from me. She deserted me 5 years and I haven’t attempted any kind of relationship since.

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