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10 Habits Of Happy Couples

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Small gestures like holding hands or putting your arm around each other increases closeness, which is always a factor in the lives of happy couples. 

When you hold hands, you’re subconsciously reminding yourself that you care about each other.

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10 Habits Of Happy Couples

10 Habits Of Happy Couples

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Go to bed at the same time

Going to sleep at the same time is a necessity. When you go to bed together, you’re promoting healthy relationship patterns.

Find common interests

It’s important to really enjoy spending time together. 

You should have activities that the two of you look forward to doing as a couple. Whether it’s picking a new recipe to try every weekend or going for a run. Find something fun to do consistently together.

Touch

Small gestures like holding hands or putting your arm around each other increases closeness, which is always a factor in the lives of happy couples. 

When you hold hands, you’re subconsciously reminding yourself that you care about each other.

Don’t nag pointlessly

Happy couples emphasize the positive things that their partner does. This means that if something is bothering you, you have a real conversation about it. Nitpicking, nagging, or criticizing are not the way to someone’s heart.

Embrace affection

Before you leave for work in the morning, give your partner a really great goodbye kiss and say I love you. When you come home from a long day, do it again. 

People forget that the small things make a difference. When you begin your day with a loving gesture, you’re starting on a great note.

Maintain the intimacy

Nothing beats the I-can’t-keep-my-hands-off-you-and-am-so-obsessed-with-you honeymoon phase. When the honeymoon phase is over, the passion doesn’t have to also disappear. 

Happy couples work to keep intimacy and romance alive in the relationship.

Go out together

Having a date night is essential.

Date night encourages you to keep the spark alive. As silly as it sounds, getting dressed up and going out, just the two of you, keeps the excitement strong.

Enjoy each other’s company

When you enjoy each other’s company, your relationship flourishes. 

Your significant other is someone you can talk to about anything, anywhere, anytime — so make sure you take advantage of that. 

Break routines

Your relationship shouldn’t feel like a routine. Your life as a couple should be unpredictable. 

Embrace spontaneity and surprise each other with fun new activities.

Put your phones away

When you’re together, you should focus entirely on each other. 

Take a break from technology. Social media can all wait until the morning.

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Go to bed at the same time

Happy couples resist the temptation to go to bed at different times. 

They go to bed at the same time, even if one partner wakes up later to do things while their partner sleeps.

Cultivate common interests

Don’t minimize the importance of activities you can do together that you both enjoy. If common interests are not present, happy couples develop them. 

At the same time, be sure to cultivate interests of your own; this will make you more interesting to your mate and prevents you from appearing too dependent.

Trust and forgiveness

If and when they have a disagreement or argument, and if they can’t resolve it, happy couples default to trusting and forgiving rather than distrusting and begrudging.

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Remote work and children

Many working parents are facing working from home with kids and without access to babysitters, playdates, and even Grandma-dates that you might generally rely on.

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Get Creative With Your Schedule

If you have another adult home with you, consider a split schedule: At the beginning of each day, decide who will be the 'on point' parent. That person will work at the dining room table, feed the kids and suggest activities, while the other parent works in a different room.

One parent can also work before the children are awake, then you can stagger work times during the day, and the other parent can work when the children are in bed.

Be Up Front With Your Boss

Before you make adjustments to your work schedule in order to watch your children, talk to your boss or HR.

Let them know that your transition to home also means being responsible for your children. Create a schedule that you can share with your boss and assure them of your commitment to maintaining the level of excellence they expect.

If you clearly communicate your needs, you will decrease the level of stress and also open the door for coworkers to follow suit.

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