Ways To Have A Loving And Connected Relationship

Relationships can be tough. They take a lot of hard work and dedication.

by Amy North

Finding someone you want to spend your time with can be a challenge in itself, and once you do find that special someone, you must shift your focus to maintaining the magic.

Many times a couple will get together, fall in love and let things be, but that’s when trouble comes knocking. In order to build a healthy, lasting relationship you need to keep things fresh, find time for each other and learn to navigate through the ups and downs together.

Tips For A Loving Relationship

Love is hard work, but nothing worth having comes easy. If you think you’ve found “the one” and want to make sure it lasts, take a look at these 50 tips for a loving relationship.

And check back next week when we have 50 More Tips For A Loving Relationship.

Be Connected

1. Treat your partner like they’re your best friend.

2. Listen to your partner like it’s the first time you’ve heard their voice.

3. Turn off distractions and give one another your undivided attention.

4. Establish a connection with your partner’s friends and relatives.

5. Treat each moment together as if it’s the last moment you’ll share.

6. Eat meals at the dinner table together.

7. Keep conversations interesting. Trade in the monotonous “how was your day?” for something more exciting like “what made you smile today?” or “what was your biggest challenge?”

8. Tackle the not-so-fun things together. No one likes sorting through bills and finances, but together it can be much more enjoyable.

9. Don’t be afraid of being vulnerable. Fully open up to each other.

10. Always be happy to see each other.

Be Thoughtful

11. Stop nitpicking and nagging. No one wants to be with someone who brings them down.

12. Get over needing to be right. Knowing how to say “I was wrong” is a skill worth learning.

13. Create mini-traditions to share together. These small rituals can make a couple closer.

14.Complement one another often. There’s nothing better than knowing your partner is attracted to you.

15. Be considerate of each other’s feelings, likes and dislikes.

16. Surprise each other.

17. Always say “please” and “thank you.”

18. Think before you speak. Words can be forgiven, but not forgotten.

19. Respect your intimate bond. Don’t kiss and tell.

20. Do the little things that make your partner feel loved.

Be Supportive

21. Dream with them like nothing can stop you from making it all come true.

22. Honor each other’s differences.

23. Set goals together and make plans to conquer them.

24. Don’t suffocate your partner or hold them back from their potential.

25. Believe in one another and be each other’s biggest fans.

26. Take interest in your partner’s interests. Who knows, you just may like it too!

27. Encourage one another to grow as two unique individuals.

28. Become an expert on your partner.

29. Help one another with challenging tasks.

30. Don’t get involved in their family drama, instead be their for your partner.

Be Clear

31. Be open and honest about what you need.

32. Always say what you mean and mean what you say.

33. Don’t assume things, instead ask questions.

34. Define your expectations and relationship boundaries.

35. Practice clarity and make no room for passive-aggressiveness.

36. Be honest. Don’t lie.

37. Seek to understand, not agree.

38. Keep communication open.

39. Practice give and take in your relationship.

40. Don’t direct your frustrations from unrelated problems at your partner.

Be Romantic

41. Make love like it’s your first time.

42. Always work to spice up your sex life.

43. Hold hands when you’re walking.

44. Cuddle and always have at least one body part touching when on the couch or in bed.

45. Spend time together like you mean it and want to, not because you have to.

46. Create a weekly date night and keep dating.

47. Make out like you’re in high school again.

48. Have pet names for each other.

49.Leave notes, send flowers, and do other things that show you’re thinking about them.

50. Be spontaneous to keep the flame burning.

Check back for another 50 tips for a loving relationship.

Amy North is a women’s relationship coach and best-selling author from Vancouver, Canada, with a degree in Social Psychology. Her programs, including Text Chemistry and The Devotion System have helped dozens of women attract and keep the right guy, or improve the relationship they already have. “As your relationship coach I can be your guru, supporter, challenger, and motivator. I’ll give you the push to get going, and the tools to keep you on track. Your interests will be my interests, and I won’t judge, but I will help.”

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