13 Ways to Be a Happy Couple

June 16, 2016

You’ll probably agree that one of the most incredible and wonderful feelings in the world is love between two people, or more specifically, the love of a romantic couple. The feeling that you experience when you finally find the love of your life is incomparable.

But if you don’t know how to take care of your relationship, the happiness could evaporate. That’s why I’d like to share with you 13 habits that you can put into practice every day that will strengthen your relationship with the person you love. This is an easy way to enjoy a healthy and fulfilling relationship.

“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.”

-Sam Keen-

Go to bed together

Going to bed together shows that you prioritize your relationship over every other unsettled activity or task. When you’re together like that, you’ll allow yourselves a space to develop communication, physical contact, and sexual desire. If one of you goes to bed later, it’s much more difficult to achieve those beautiful results.

Be alone together for at least an hour a week

With time, in a romantic relationship, we forget to prioritize those moments that at the beginning were full of passion during the honeymoon stage. The relationship grows, and obligations grow with it.

It’s important to dedicate at least an hour a week to do some activity together that you both like. This way, you’ll strengthen your bonds and revive the love that peaked at the beginning of your relationship.

Share things before you go to sleep

It’s normal to fall asleep watching television after a hard day at work. But when it comes to taking care of your relationship, having a warm and simple conversation before you go to sleep creates a powerful sense of intimacy between lovers. Take advantage of this moment to let go of your worries and enjoy your partner’s advice and empathy.

monster couple

Kiss each other goodnight

This gesture strengthens the bond of love in a romantic couple. A kiss goodnight reminds you why you are together. It is the last thing your brain remembers before you go to sleep. A kiss goodbye also reinforces the romantic bond between two people and reminds you why you chose that person.

Hug each other

What better habit is there than giving a big hug full of love? To keep your relationship healthy, physical contact is essential. Hugs give us shelter and security. The unconscious message that we transmit through hugs is, “I protect you, and you protect me. If we’re together, nothing can defeat us.” This is a sensation that you’d never ever want to forget, and that you’ll crave to experience every day.

Have a sense of humor

A sense of humor in a relationship is instrumental in developing your level of understanding of each other. Fostering the ability to laugh together lets us develop a sense of intimacy and partnership as a couple.

Give them the benefit of the doubt

The basis of an authentic relationship is feeling trust and security in one another. Avoid thinking that they do things to hurt you. Otherwise, you’ll be encouraging an attitude of fighting, not peace. If you interact with one another through a place of love, neither one of you will do things to deliberately hurt the other.

Forgive them from the heart

When you forgive a mistake, feel it from your heart. Let go of it, learn from it, and don’t bring it up in future arguments. Remember that mistakes help us learn and that nobody is perfect. Therein lies the greatness of human beings.

“In one kiss, you’ll know everything that I’ve kept quiet.”

-Pablo Neruda-

couple hugging

Do a project together

Planning a project together is a great way to create new bonds and maintain the old ones that already unite you. Relationships tend to strengthen when you carry out big projects like getting married and having kids. You can also plan simple things like taking a trip, learning a new activity that you both enjoy, exercising…anything can be valuable for setting on a new path together.

Call each other throughout the day

It seems like a simple action, but it really is a powerful habit. Staying in contact with the person you love throughout the day lets you send the subconscious message that you’re thinking about them when they’re not there with you, or that you miss them.

Give each other personal space

It’s so important to create a space to be together, but it’s just as important that you both get personal space so you can be free to do the things you enjoy and share things with your friends and family without your partner being there.

Listen to, learn from, and understand each other

Knowing how to listen is fundamental in any relationship, and in romantic relationships it’s a requirement. You have to know what your partner needs, what they want, and how they feel. There’s no point in guessing and assuming; it’s best to just ask and listen to them.

couple in the woods

And afterwards, learn how to understand them. Know that you can have different opinions, but this doesn’t have to be a barrier in your relationship. Rather, it’s something that can often enrich the relationship.

Talk about sex together

Talking about sexwhat you both prefer, and what excites you, is essential for having a healthy and satisfying sexual relationship. If you don’t know what each other wants, it will be harder to understand each other in bed.

Hopefully with these 13 pieces of advice, you’ll start to enjoy a healthy and fulfilling relationship. And the most important thing is that you give the best of yourself to the person you love, and that you enjoy building your relationship together.