Life is always throwing us curve balls and obstacles. Having a partner beside us can really make the tough times a little easier and the good times that much more enjoyable. While it’s easy for us to get wrapped up in everything in front of us, our partners sometimes take a back seat to careers, kids, friends and life in general. It is important that no matter what stage or chapter you are in to still make that effort to ensure you and your partner’s happiness. If this goes neglected over time it will boil over and leave you both in suffering.
Here a few things you can do to remind your partner you care and maintain a healthy relationship:
Nobody is perfect. Set clear expectations about certain things like household chores, communication, reassurance or time spent together. Be realistic, don’t expect them to change who they are to better please what works for you.
Talk, Talk, Talk
Communication is key. You have probably heard it before and it cannot be emphasized enough. Take the time to listen to your partner, ask questions and make sure that they feel heard. Share how you feel, nobody can read your mind – don’t expect them to know how you are feeling.
Change can be really good. Life is constantly shifting and moving and we have got to adapt. Don’t let your relationship be stagnant. Always be working to better yourself and your relationship with your partner.
Take Care of Yourself
Self-care is not selfish. Taking the time to meet your needs should always be a priority. If you are not meeting your basic needs there is no way you will be able to be there for someone else. Even if it is as simple as a shower, a walk, time with friends. You will show up better for others if you first show up for yourself.
It can be really helpful to have someone mediate and assist you alongside the growth of your relationship. Couples therapy is time scheduled into your busy schedule to sit down and focus on each other. Bettering your relationships is the first step in bettering your life. Make the change today and book now.