Whether you’ve been together for three months or six years, in a longer relationship, ‘the grind’ is a dreaded thing, and that’s why you want to do something not to label your relationship as ‘boring’. You want to make your relationship a little better – and the 7 things below are sure to help.
This is how you make your relationship a little better
Schedule a Monthly Date Night
Get your calendar ready because from now on, you plan a date night every month. If you’ve been in a relationship for a while, the rut can sometimes creep in, and of course, you want to prevent that. So plan a date night and make time for each other. Put on something nice and go to a fancy restaurant
Ask your partner something new
Even if you’ve been together for years, it’s nice sometimes to surprise each other with a new question. There’s bound to be something fun in there that will help you get to know your partner even better.
Pay attention to the details
If your partner is telling a story, listen carefully. The cliché is not for nothing; it’s all in the details, and maybe your partner is telling you about something that he/she would like to have. Personally, you probably also like it when your partner remembers small things about your stories.
Respect each other’s boundaries
Not everyone feels the need to be on top of each other 24/7. Does your love indicate that he/she needs some space? Then respect that limit and give it space. You don’t want to stifle your relationship. Of course, respecting boundaries goes beyond that, especially when it comes to s*x (no = no). If your partner indicates that you have reached such a limit, keep that in mind.
Shift some things in your calendar
Sometimes there is nothing better than spending an evening together on the couch and watching a series. But you are often at work in the evening, and your other half is gaming with friends.
Not fun – so sit down and see if we can put something on the agenda. It’s good to have your things and rhythm, but sometimes you can also compromise for quality time.
Know when to say sorry
Opening up in a relationship can be difficult at times, but it probably also applies to your partner. If you both never say sorry, it’s not good for the relationship and will cause more clashes in your opinion. Therefore, know when it is okay to say sorry, try to feel it.
Forget the past
Are you the type who likes to get old cows out of the ditch while you had already closed that subject a long time ago? So don’t try to open that cesspool anymore. It doesn’t improve your connection, and sometimes it’s better to start with a clean slate.