The secrets of happy couples: Tips to make love work smoothly by Susy Richards
Happy relationships do not just happen, you make them happen. A good relationship takes time, patience, and two people who truly want to be together. These persons must be willing to work hard to make their relationships successful. Below are some of the secrets of happy couples that contribute significantly to a successful relationship. Check them out!
1.Plan for a day
When you are in a relationship, it is extremely important that you make plans with your partner for the day. Planning helps you to identify goals, then work towards accomplishing those goals. Sometimes your busy life at work puts you in a situation where you do not have enough time to do important things at home or to spend quality time with your partner. You should plan for your days, weekends and holidays as a couple so that you can create that balance in your life. Planning will enable you to create a visible path that sustains a healthy balance of work, home duties or play. Whether you should service the car, do the laundry, visit the doctor together or go on a nice date, make certain that you plan for that day.
2. Meet after work
A quick check-in with your partner after work every day is another secret that will keep the fire burning in your relationship. It is very important for you to meet with your partner the second that you walk through that door. Find out how their day went, listen to him or her as they speak, and provide advice or feedback if necessary. Doing this will not only show that you value your relationship, it will also show that you care deeply about your partner. After this talk, you can enjoy your “couple time,” and I am happy to tell you that there are several activities that you can choose from. How about laughing a little? Switch on that comedy channel or get creative by telling jokes of your own. After all, a good laugh is like sunshine in the house. Maybe you would prefer to just hug your partner for a long while. Nothing cures a bad day like being in the arms of the one you love. You might like the idea of having a hot bath together. Nothing is hotter than having a steamy bath with your partner after a hard day at work. Or maybe you just want to watch a movie and cuddle. Netflix and chill is a fantastic way for couples to unwind. Whatever you choose to do, just make sure that you meet your partner after work.
3. Show appreciation and admiration
Show your partner that you appreciate him or her on a daily basis. This is an excellent way to prevent your relationship from crashing. The reality is that everyone wants to feel loved and appreciated. So make the one you love feel loved and admired at least once per day, as this can go a long way in your relationship. There are several ways that you can demonstrate your appreciation and admiration to your lover. You can start by noticing the things that your partner does, whether big or small. Maybe your partner did laundry, mowed the lawn or bought you a car. Whatever it is, just make certain that you let him or her know that you appreciate it. Say thank you and compliment the work that they have done. Another way that you can show your appreciation and admiration is by supporting your partner’s passion. So be there to support your partner to do the things that he or she is passionate about. Show your partner that you respect their gifts and desires. Don’t forget to compliment your partner, nobody gets tired of being complimented, and your partner will feel good that the compliment is coming from you. Tell him or her how handsome or beautiful they look in the mornings. Tell them that they are the hottest human beings on the planet. Women love compliments and so do men.
4. Show affection
Never underestimate the power of love and affection in your relationship. It has the power to make or break you as a couple. They say that when you give love, it comes right back to you. Therefore, it is very important that you lead by example. When you do this, your partner will follow. You can begin by changing your interaction with your partner. When you are texting or sending emails to him or her, spice it up by adding a loving quote or phrase to it. Make cute names for your partner and use them as often as you can when you are interacting with them. Another way that you can show affection is by greeting your partner in a good way. So when he or she gets home, stop what you are doing to give them a warm greeting, kiss them, hug them but never ever ignore them. It is very important that you show physical affection to your partner. Touch them, hug them, kiss them, hold their hands and tell them that they are loved.
5. Go on real dates with your partner
Never stop dating your partner. It is said that the happiest couples are the ones who never stop dating. So take your partners on real dates. It does not have to be in a restaurant where you sit, have dinner and talk. Try to add an element of surprise to your date. You could stop at a park for a surprise picnic (make sure that you arrange everything prior to the date.) Or you can surprise your partner with a couples massage, after all, you both deserve to relax. You could also go to the Jazz Club. Dress up in your finest clothing and drink some whiskey, or a drink of your choice, as you listen to some sweet music. If you are searching for cute things to do for your boyfriend, there you go!
6. Discuss problems together
Communication is very important in every relationship. When you communicate, ensure that it is done openly and honestly. As a couple, there will be times when problems arise, and who would be better to discuss your problems with than your partner? When you discuss problems with your partner it helps you to develop trust in the relationship. You will also find that the relationship will get stronger and last longer. Start by listening to what your partner has to say, try to empathize with their situation and talk about these problems in a positive way. If you approach problems in your relationship in this manner, you will find that you will become closer as a couple.
A successful relationship requires falling in love over and over again with the same person. It is built on love, respect, affection, admiration and communication. So, there you have it, the secrets of happy couples. I hope that you found these tips very interesting, and I encourage you to use some of them to make your love work smoothly.
Susy Richards is a lovely mother of 3 girls (3 years, 4 years and 5) and a simple woman who is ready to share her priceless experience with others around the world. She is an Advanced Practice Provider who passed birth doula and postpartum doula courses at Childbirth International in 2013. Susy is passionate about providing holistic care. Her articles can be found on: rocketparents.com.