Five Relationships Tips To Use Today
Do you want a successful relationship? To have a healthy and successful relationship, it is vital to show up with a willingness to learn, grow, and work. That way, you can understand how to do things that are needed to create success and foster a healthy foundation. Also, you will be able to grow during the difficult moments and the good ones. To show up each day with the mindset of working on the relationship. If you find yourself struggling and there is a lack of communication, you may be wondering why it keeps happening. I am giving you relationship tips that you can start applying now.
Relationship Tip #1: Listen
Listen to each other. Listening extends beyond eye contact. When you are with your partner, take time to use eye contact, shift your body towards them, use non-verbal gestures like nodding your head, and summarize statements. Listening goes beyond giving someone one of our ears. If you are communicating with your partner, acknowledge what your body language does. If you’re talking with someone who looks at their phone, it will cause a reaction.
Relationship Tip #2: Take Some Time Apart
Allow time to be independent. For example, I am big into fitness. So, I tell my wife that I’m going on a long bike ride or a run. I will be away from my wife for a few hours, and it allows time to connect with myself. That way, I feel like I’m in a relationship that will enable me to be me. We have a core umbrella that allows each other to be authentically ourselves.
Relationship Tip #3: Mutual Goals
Each month take time to write down goals that connect to personal, work, and family. Do this activity together as a way to connect and purposefully live life together. For example, you could have the goal of running together three times a week for thirty minutes. Following through with the activity provides you and your partner time together and the satisfaction of achieving a mutual goal. It’s a great way to support each other while building a life together.
Relationship Tip #4: Put Your Phones Away
This may be simple, yet it’s a pervasive issue in most relationships. Let’s say your partner is next to you on their phone, looking at social media updates. The problem isn’t what the person was looking at; it was what they could have been doing. Imagine if at that moment you removed the phone, you could use that time to have a conversation. They would have a space to share thoughts and feelings and to discuss their goals.
Relationship Tip #5: Acts of Kindness
Try having a goal to meet each day with a focus on providing your partner with an act of kindness. An act of kindness can include bringing your partner coffee in the morning or cleaning their car. As a tip, explore giving your partner five acts of kindness for one week. At the end of each day, see how acts of kindness make you feel and your partner.
This blog post is a recap from my YouTube channel. Watch the video Relationship Tips To Use Today.
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