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When life gets busy, sometimes the most important relationships can take a backseat. Here are some tips for ways to reconnect with your partner to strengthen your relationship:
A great way to reconnect is to think back about special memories you have together. Talk through your first date or reminisce about a fun vacation. Think back about times that your life made you burst out laughing.
It can be easy to get worked up over your partner’s flaws, especially when you are around each other a lot. Think through some of the best characteristics about your partner and what you really appreciate about him or her or even better… you can thank them for those things.
Curiosity is more apparent in the beginning of a relationship but as you grow together, continuing that curiosity is healthy. Ask questions to continue to learn more about your partner. How are you feeling about work? What are your biggest challenges right now? What is your favorite part of our relationship? If you could vacation anywhere right now – where would you want to go? What are you looking forward to right now?
Don’t wait for your anniversary, Valentine’s Day or vacation to show your partner how you feel. Little things like sweet text messages, a note on the bathroom mirror, doing them a favor, picking up a coffee, letting them sleep in or helping them with a household duty can go a long way.
Sometimes we treat strangers with more kindness than the people we love the most. Remind yourself to be kind. Hurtful comments, the silent treatment, and eye rolls are not helpful to your relationship. Find ways to show kindness to your partner and remind yourself that you are in this together.