Here are 8 everyday habits you never knew could improve your relationship.
1). Focus on what your partner does right
It’s normal to get frustrated with your partner. After all, you likely spend tons of time together, and you know them better than anyone else does. This means you’re all too aware of their best traits, as well as their flaws. Pet peeves are a real thing, and your partner is bound to trigger yours from time to time.
“If you look for things your partner does wrong, you can always find something,” Mark Goulston, M.D., says in Psychology Today. “If you look for what he or she does right, you can always find something, too. It all depends on what you want to look for. Happy couples accentuate the positive.”
2). Work out together
You know exercising is good for your healt., but did you know doing it with your partner is also good for your relationship? Romantic relationships thrive on all sorts of feel-good hormones. So, given all the endorphins released during a good sweat session, it’s only natural the positive effects of your workout will trickle on over into your love life.
According to Psychology Today, there are a handful of reasons why couples who sweat together stay together. Author Theresa E. DiDonato, Ph.D., says working out with your significant other can boost your happiness with the relationship, increase the efficiency of your workouts, and up your emotional bond.
3). Kiss often
Small but mighty, even a simple peck on the cheek goes a long way. You’re conveying to your partner how much you love them, even when the two of you are just hanging out watching Netflix.
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