Happy Tuesday! It’s a brand new week; and we also have a new guest author! Today’s guest author is Roxana Oliver. Roxana is a lifestyle consultant from Sydney. She is also one of the editors at. Today, she’s going to share with us 5 things that bond us with our partners that we probably didn’t even know or have been taking for granted.
If you think a successful relationship is based on hard work, you are probably right. By introducing a couple of new activities and shaking up your everyday routines, your relationship will flourish. If you focus on what’s wrong it should be in an attempt to fix it. Don’t dwell too much on the negative stuff, shift some of that focus to introducing some novelties in the relationship. Research shows that this has a much better impact on your happiness as a couple. So, here are some things that can fortify your relationship and bring you closer to your partner.
Take A Trip Together
Nothing will bond you like a shared trip to a romantic and exciting destination. Travelling allows you to express yourself more freely, so your partner can get to know the real you and you will really get to know them better. It’s because you will get to share many beautiful memories and experience new places together, creating an inextricable bond between you. It’s not so hard to organize a short trip, but it will do miracles for your relationship.
Teach Each Other New Things
It’s always good to learn new things, especially when your partner is a teacher. Make sure to choose something your significant other will find interesting and worth learning. If you speak any foreign languages, you can start with that, or if you’re good at some sport, try practicing it with them. This way you will not only learn a new skill, you will also learn how to bond. It’s a win-win situation.
Get To Know Each Other’s Friends
Every couple has a group of friends they share, but what about those friends from work or old college friends you’ve never met? Make an effort to meet them and show that you care about all of their friends. The more you connect with every part of your partner’s life, the happier you will be. If you include your partner into your circle of friends, it really shows that you see them not only as your spouse but also as your friend.
Accept & Celebrate Your Partner’s Uniqueness
If you sometimes wished that your partner was better looking, made more money or was more open and romantic, it’s all normal. We all experience that from time to time, but you should ask yourself a question: Are those dreams realistic? If they aren’t, the only thing you can get is frustration, the main relationship-wrecker. Accept your partner the way they are, and try to work together to become better people and spouses. Also, being yourself in the relationship is key. This is almost always the number one advice in all reliable articles about first date tips, and for a good reason. Being yourself and staying true to who you are is what makes you desirable in a true and deep way. This way, your partner will celebrate your uniqueness and forget all about those unrealistic expectations they had.
Share Inside Jokes
Couples who laugh together, stay together! Having those little moments only the two of you share and know about is more than healthy for your bond, it’s crucial. The more you laugh together the healthier your relationship will be. Little inside jokes and funny nicknames are something that strengthens the tie between you and your partner, no matter if your kids or friends think it’s gross. You can always use those jokes when you’re experiencing hard times to remind you of all the good things and funny memories you shared with each other.
Never forget to bond with you partner. No matter how long you’ve been together, it’s never a bad idea to try and reconnect with your spouse. Don’t get too busy with your job or kids. Even though friends are very important, don’t let them make you forget about your partner. Also, put your cell phone down from time to time, and always try to be there for your other half.
Roxana recently moved to Europe, loves to travel and write about her adventures. She is all about the healthy lifestyle, loves to run with her husband and dogs and has fun cooking exotic meals for her family. Her mantra is “every day is a new beginning”. You can find out more about her writing following her on Twitter and Facebook.
As a mom of 2 toddlers, it’s easy to take my marriage for granted because of all the craziness and chaos that go on in our every day lives. So when Roxana reached out to me about this topic, she really piqued my interest because any help that would get me and my husband to bond with each other, considering everything that’s always going on, would be greatly appreciated. Some of these may no longer be applicable to us but I’m sure it will be helpful for others. From her tips, I really want to focus on the inside jokes and celebrating my husband’s uniqueness.
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We hope that you liked this post and found it helpful. What did you think of the tips listed here? How do you bond with your husband; especially after having kids? Let me know in the comments. You know I always love to hear from you.