There is no manual to things we can do to have a successful relationship. What works for Mr X might not work for Mr Z. But there are basic things one can definitely do to better their relationship and they’re as follows:
1. Review your relationship.
Ask your partner, babe? How has the past few months being?
What are my short comings and how can I be better?
2. Monthly date night.
Everyone has a busy schedule but designate a day once in a month to catch up on eachother.
Life has a way of keeping us so busy we lose track or everything and everyone. Monthly dates with your partner can help put things in track.
3. Express your appreciation.
Because he/she is your partner doesn’t mean you shouldn’t appreciate what they do for you cause you feel it’s their duty. Often times we get so comfortable that we tend to overlook things our partners do and it is wrong. Truth is nobody owes you a bowl of ice cream cause you had a bad day at work, but our partner do this anyway because they want to. Always be grateful no matter how little their effort is.
4. Tweak your schedule.
Be spontaneous. Randomly close early for the day and take your partner to go see a movie or on an ice cream date or even to spend time with him or her at home just because you’ve missed them. Relationships are all about compromise and sacrifices.
5. Remember the small things not just anniversaries
Try remember their birthdays, the day something big happened to them, their favorite color, how they like their pizza, a favorite song or movie, a meeting. It makes em feel special and loved. The little things matter.
6. Let go of the past.
Perfection is a myth in human relationship. At some point people hurt each other in relationships and friendships. Learn to let the past stay as a past. Constant reminder of the past would do more damage than good.
7. Show your affection.
In this generation of ours where love isn’t taken seriously and people work so hard to show what they really feel, be different. Love your partner and show them you love them. Don’t fight it. A real man/woman would reciprocate the love.
8.Apologize when you’re wrong.
Saying you’re sorry doesn’t make you weak and there are battles that are not worth fighting. Be selective in things you respond to. Apologize when you’re wrong and sometimes when you’re right. It doesn’t mean you are stupid, it means you value your relationship enough to let it go.