Romantic relationships, in all of their complexity, are a fundamental component of our lives.
What makes a good relationship? below are how to have healthy and loving romantic relationships.
See the best in your partner and the relationship:“Research on perception and attention shows that we see more of what we look for, so if you’re looking for signs of kindness, that’s more likely to stand out to you, how you think about and interpret your partner’s actions, intentions, and words also affects how you feel and understand a situation with them, which in turn affects how you behave toward them”.
Have fun:“Couples who engage in exciting and enjoyable activities together have greater relationship satisfaction from before to after the shared activity, several studies have shown, couples who play together stay together so try something with your partner that he or she enjoys that you’ve never done before”.
Have good s3x:“Increasing research is pointing to a great s3x life as predicting better relationship satisfaction—but not the other way around, s3xual intimacy, shared affection, and happiness in life is related to long-term passionate love”.
Be grateful for your partner:“Studies on appreciation in romantic relationships show that expressing gratitude to your partner predicts an increase in your relationship satisfaction, the gratitude you feel inside also predicts your partner’s level of satisfaction and feeling appreciated by your partner seems to increase how much you appreciate him or her in return—which positively affects how much you feel committed to the relationship and want to do things to meet your partner’s needs so spend time saying “thank you” and letting your partner know how much you truly value him or her and also, remember to increase the gratitude you actually feel toward your partner, because this also makes a big difference”.
Have a good relationship with yourself:“The relationship you have with yourself is arguably the foundation on which your other relationships are built, and studies are supporting this notion, high self-esteem predicts better relationship satisfaction, and high self-esteem of both partners is an even better predictor of strong relationship satisfaction; moreover, people with high self-esteem appear to respond more constructively and positively during conflict when they think their partner is committed to the relationship, whereas people with low self-esteem don’t do this even when they believe their partner is committed”.