The weather is getting warmer, the birds are chirping and the days are getting longer and brighter . Yes, it’s true: Spring has finally sprung! But isn’t your relationship blossoming in step with nature? Do you feel like you should do something to improve your relationship, but you don’t know exactly what? It is important to adopt the attitude that the only person you can truly change is yourself. Spring is the season for newness, freshness and health. It is a time when you let go of the unhealthy habits you formed during the winter and start anew with a more positive and healthier lifestyle. Spring is the perfect time to freshen up your relationship.
6 things you can do to improve your relationship
- Talk to a therapist
Many couples believe that if they cannot develop on their own, then the relationship is not right in the first place. Error. Few people can be objective about their own relationships and behavior. Talk to a trained and objective third party. Couples therapy can help you see the relationship and the challenges from a new perspective.
- Flexibility gives you space
A healthy relationship is about being flexible and open to change. Both parties must be willing to adapt. If your relationship seems rigid, you feel that neither you nor your partner is willing to compromise, then it’s time to communicate your needs and learn to give each other some space when needed.
3.Don’t give up
A healthy relationship must be able to pass the test of time and continue to go through the good with the bad. This does not mean that there will not be discussions and arguments. Small arguments can actually be healthy for your relationship. They teach you things about yourself and your partner. In addition, they help you grow closer to each other. Just make sure your arguments are conscience-free. If you move into very personal and tough territory it’s hard to pull back later.
- Think about how you react
Is there a healthy balance inyour relationship? Do you both share the decision-making process evenly? Is there mutual trust and mutual respect? Without balance in a relationship, a sense of unfairness can creep in and leave behind feelings of bitterness. This can eat away at your relationship. Think about how you react in your relationship, are you fair to your partner? Is he/she fair to you? Expressing these feelings and finding balance is a sign of a healthy relationship.
5.Do more together
Does your relationship make your heart beat faster? Do you get butterflies thinking about your partner? While these things are important, they are not the same in every relationship, and not everyone feels them. But a healthy relationship cannot live without love. Do you still have the loving feeling for your partner? Are you giving your relationship the healthy nourishment it needs to grow and become stronger? It doesn’t have to be champagne and roses all the time, but are you working on your relationship? Do things to make your partner feel loved and appreciated. Do they do the same for you? Not everyone is good at the whole romance thing, but there are more ways to say I love you than just showing up with a box of chocolates.
- Turn off the phone – talk to each other every day
We are in the age of technology. Although technology has evolved into something of a necessity for most people, it is important for your relationship to disconnect from time to time. Unplug the cell phone, the TV, the Internet, anything that causes distraction from quality time with your partner. Have dinner at the table, play a board game, go outside for some fresh air or just sit and talk about life – even if you can only manage one night a week. There is no substitute for making new, fun memories together, or spending time reminiscing about past memories. It is during this time when you are disconnected from everything else that you can truly engage with the other and remember why you started this partnership in the first place. Every relationship experiences ups and downs. It takes work to maintain a good partnership,