A relationship takes hard work, commitment and sacrifice ¾ none of which can be done in a light-hearted manner. What are you willing to do to connect on a deeper level with your partner? Here are some suggestions to maximize your satisfaction and your partner’s in order to achieve lifelong relationship success.
What’s All the Fuss About, Anyways?
- Connection – A bond between two people in a relationship that when nurtured has the power to help a relationship grow stronger over time and contribute to an amazing sex life.
- Emotional and physical connections – These connections must be worked on continuously.
- Intimacy – You need intimacy in the bedroom for a man’s satisfaction and emotional intimacy for a women’s satisfaction. Both lead to overall relationship happiness for a lifetime.
- Show You Care – Create opportunity for stronger connection through small gestures of appreciation and love, such as texting each other during your work day, taking over making dinner or doing the dishes, speaking kindly, easing your partner’s hard day by bringing him or her a glass of wine in bed, etc.
Eat Breakfast Together
- Focus on romance first thing in the morning. Breakfast in bed is a great chance to build a connection that lasts all day.
- Having breakfast together at the dining room table every morning is a solid daily ritual that can improve your connection.
- Bring out your partner’s favorite foods, and enjoy making breakfast together once a week as a bonding exercise.
- Do you watch TV while eating breakfast? Commit to turning it off during this sacred time you can connect and focus on each other.
Hold Hands More
- Focus on the touch – Holding hands is the easiest way to increase the frequency in which you touch. Hold hands while you eat, sit on the couch or when you have a discussion with each other.
- Kiss each other’s hands – Focus on making your partner feel good. Every time you hold hands, you’re strengthening your bond. Hold hands every chance you get.
Focus on Couples Time Daily
- Don’t miss out on opportunities to bond over each other’s day. Let your partner have some time to unwind after getting home from work; then focus on each other.
- What was your partner’s day like, and what was yours like? Go over the highlights, and then give specifics. You can’t form a stronger connection if you aren’t detailed about your work life.
Turn Off the TV and Computer
- Turn off the TV, computer, iPad and phone to give your partner your full attention.
- Turn off all devices that you are used to having on that keep your attention more than your partner.
- Make a list of electronic devices you use every day, and turn them off when your partner gets home. Turn on some soft music instead.
Check In Throughout Your Day
- Go six-eight hours without speaking, texting or emailing your partner? That’s way too long!
- Fill in the gaps of time you’re not together by making your phone your best friend. Text your partner short and sweet messages. For example: “Let’s meet during our lunch hour. Can’t wait to see you!” or “How’s your morning going? Hope you’re having a great day!”
When you spend time connecting with your partner both emotionally and physically, you’ll be able to better handle the rough patches of your relationship. Follow these tips, and you’ll increase your happiness!