There are plenty of happy couples out there, but there are also plenty that are not happy all the time. If you find that you and your partner are having some troubles, here are some tips to help you make your partnership more enjoyable.
First, talk to your partner. And by talk, this doesn’t mean complain about things or fuss about your problems.
This means actually talking to your partner about what is going on with them, and being interested in their day and their life. All of it should be interesting to you, the little and the big, because you never know what will be important to your partner. Your partner will appreciate your interest.
Another thing to remember is to value the little things. You can do all sorts of simple, small, inexpensive things to show your partner that you care. Pick her some wildflowers. Let him have a few moments of quiet to read his newspaper. Take a walk together in the park, have a picnic as a family. These small things may seem clich, but they can make all the difference in the world to your partner. You want them to feel appreciated and valued.
Your partner does bring good things to your relationship. You fell in love with this person because of some good traits and behaviors. Remember those things now, and be grateful for them.
Let them go. So what if she wants to cuddle while the hockey playoffs are on tv? Maybe he isn’t so good at picking up after himself, but does that really matter? Your partner is with you and loves you, and that is something to be thankful for.
Instead of choosing to be frustrated and angry over what you think you should have but don’t, try being grateful for what you do have instead. You are very fortunate if you have food to eat, a home, and electricity – you are in better shape than are many people in the world. Tell your partner of your dreams, and work toward these dreams together.
If you have passion, you’ll be able to manage whatever difficulties life throws your way. Happy couples don’t get stuck on the annoyances and petty difficulties. They focus on what is really important, and give all of their energies toward making their relationship strong.