Relationships are hard work, and even the most well suited of couples struggle at times. If you feel like you’re in a bit of a rut when it comes to your relationship, try following these seventeen bright ideas on how to improve your relationship.
Talk – Talking is often something that couples forget to do within their hectic schedules. If something is on your mind, make sure that you’re expressing that to your loved one, regardless of whether it’s to do with your relationship or not.
Cuddle – Cuddling is underrated, and sometimes all people long for is some intimacy without the need of it going any further.
Listen – Make sure you listen to what your partner is saying. They might be stressed out because of work, or even have a problem with the relationship that they’re trying to communicate to you, so make sure you pay attention.
Take time away – Sometimes, time apart from one another can do the world of wonders for a relationship. Go and stay at a friends for a weekend. They do say that distance makes the heart grow fonder.
Make the effort -Looks aren’t everything, but every once in awhile making the effort for each other will do your relationship some good. Consider getting a haircut that’s different to normal to spark it up a little. If you’re unable to get out of the house for long because of children or other commitments, why not hire a mobile hairdresser to come to your home and do it for you.
Spice it up – Surprise your partner every now and then in the bedroom and make a special effort. Doing this can also bring couples closer and eliminate any lack of intimacy.
Cook – The fastest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, right? Cook him a slap up meal after a long day at work and show that you’re thinking of him – or he could cook you one!
Clean – Even though housework should be equal, doing his share of the chores will give him chance to come home and relax, and spend more time with you.
Seek external help – If you’re really struggling to communicate and you both want to make the relationship work, seek professional help so that you can begin rebuilding your relationship.
Get away together – Ask your parents to have the children for the weekend and take a break away from home together. It will give you a chance to both clear your minds and talk.
Make the time for each other – Make sure you’re both putting the effort in to make time with each other.
Support each other – Be there for each other through difficult times, especially this one.
Work as a team – Work together rather than against each other and you will find things run smoother.
Smile – A smile can completely change someone’s day.
Look to improve yourself. – De-stress yourself so you don’t take it out on them.
Don’t take drastic actions – Sometimes walking away seems like the easiest option, try your hardest to work at it.
Learn to love again – Doing all of these bright ideas will help you learn to love each other again, so implement them today for an immediate change.