Relationship Experts Share 5 Things Happy Couples Do For One Another
January 16, 2018 17:24 By Mambee
Relationships take work and commitment to doing the right things for your partner even without being asked. You should be able to count on each other and you should both feel loved.
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Relationship experts share a few ways happy couples have been able to achieve this.
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They check in on each other
Happy couples reach out to one another, even if it's just a "hello, how's it going?" from time to time.
Marriage and family therapist, Winifred M. Reilly says this is a great way to show your partner you're thinking about them. And who wouldn't want that?
Turn off your phone. Make space for some real "face time" with your loved ones. And with yourself, for that matter.
— Winifred Reilly (@WinifredMReilly) September 26, 2017
They are generous with compliments
Samantha Rodman, psychologist and dating coach said that happy couples give complimentary remarks. These positive feedbacks and verbal recognition makes the other person feel good and appreciated.
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They give without keeping score
A lot of people have a habit of keeping score of their generous actions. Kari Carroll, a couples therapist, says that when you give, do so freely. Show love to your partner without obsessing over getting your fair share back. You will actually derive satisfaction for being so generous and loving without asking for a payback.
In addition to complimenting each other, Samantha Rodman says that another key to a happy relationship is communication. You should both be free to share your thoughts and feelings with each other. You should also do this as frequently as possible to maintain that connection.
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They appreciate their partners
In a relationship, a 'thank you' always goes a long way, Kari Carrol says. Sometimes, when you have been with each other for very long, you start to take your partner for granted. "People want to be reminded they are of value to you," she adds. You may assume that your appreciation is understood, but say the words just in case. They make a difference.
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If both partners do these, at the end of the day, they will both feel happier, more secured and valued in the relationship.