1- Break a bad habit together
Overcoming challenges together is probably the best way to strengthen that couple bond. Helping each other break a bad habit is a constructive way to filter unhealthy behavior and set positive ground for your relation as an instigator of mutual encouragement and motivation.
2- Play more
Staying kids at heart is the secret of breaking a couple’s routine and keeping your relationship fresh and fun. Doing silly things like pillow fights, disguised parties, game nights, or even entertaining yourself with new hobbies, cooking for each other, fun karaoke nights-in can bring you closer in new ways and kick the dullness out of your daily life.
3- Criticize less, praise more
With time, partners tend to overlook the great values and qualities of each other. This is when they start focusing on the negative and everything goes downhill from there. Reminding yourself of the reasons you fell in love with your partner is a good way to transform a “nagging” relation to a grateful one. You can initiate this state of mind by complementing your partner instead of criticizing him; it takes a word of appreciation to change your whole approach to your love life.
When was the last time you dedicated 30 minutes of your day to really listen to your partner? We know life’s hectic and multitasking is today’s art of living, but listening is one of the best things you can do for your relationship. Listening is the only way for you to know what your partner wants, what bothers him, and how to make him happier.
5- Communicate honestly
While listening is a great virtue, communicating is the only way to verbalize the thoughts, concerns, and needs you have for your relation. Finding time and courage to speak everything that bothers you, or even that makes you happy and proud, will lay the ground for an easier and smoother relationship and save your couple a lot of unnecessary conflicts!
6- Prioritize your intimate time
Preserving the intimate sexy side of your relation is more than crucial for its survival. Even if you’re both very busy, find time to reconnect with your partner and enjoy quality time together by planning weekend escapes or even secret rendez-vous. A change of venues or settings is a good way to break the routine and spice up the relation.
7- Go on adventures together
If you commit to do something new every month or something crazy every now and then, we can guarantee you no boredom. Trying new things together is a good adrenaline-kick for you and a great way to shake the dullness out of your life. Have you tried camping under the stars together, a weekend hike, a road trip to an unknown destination, or maybe some new party theme you’ve never experienced before? What are you waiting for?
8- Spare him the shopping spree
On a funny note, men and shopping never make one. If you want to keep your man happy, don’t ever drag him shopping with you. It’s probably his worst nightmare. If you ever need any assistance in that, you know you can fully rely on Esposa consultants. If you’re on the lookout for evening, bridesmaids or wedding dresses in Lebanon, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai, visit Esposa stores to check our latest local and international collections.
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