Being in a relationship means being responsible for each other’s emotions and well-being. No relationship works without the efforts of two people. It is a two-way process. There are numerous things that people in a relationship should do to make it better and more reliable. Here in this post, we are sharing with you 75 things to do to make your relationship stronger.
Here we go…..
1. Know yourself and your needs first.
If you know what you want from a relationship, maintain a great relationship won’t be a problem. Yes, when you start a relationship, understand what exactly you are looking for.
2. Be Open.
Openness is the key to a successful relationship. If you are not open to your partner, then the chances of clashes will always be higher.
Communicating can mend anything and any situation, believe you me. This is the most essential part of a stronger relationship. If you are not able to deliver your issues, fears, values, etc. with your partner, you will end up having a disturbed relationship.
4. Listen to Each Other.
Of course, you have to be communicative, but listening is an integral part of it. If you really want to develop a healthier relationship, be a good listener. Listen to your partner; only then can you understand him/her better.
5. Be Respectful.
Remember that respect has nothing to do with gender, age, etc. You have to be respectful of each other to have a successful relationship.
6. Complement Each Other.
Of course, nobody dislikes complements, in fact, people love to hear that they look good. Giving your partner a compliment when he/she looks good will make him/her feel good. Also, it will help them know that you notice them and feel that they are attractive.
7. Be Responsible for your Happiness.
Believe it or not, you are the sole in charge of your happiness. You cannot depend on your partner for your happiness, if you do so, you end up being clingy only.
8. Ethical Transparency.
It is vital to have ethical transparency in a relationship. Whether you are planning to get married or you are already in a relationship, be transparent. Know that nothing can be kept hidden for long.
9. Give Time to Mature Relationship.
Rome was not built in a day, neither is your relationship. Any relationship, be it a marriage or an affair, needs time to mature. So give time some time!
10. Assess Strength and Weakness.
Your strength can be complimentary, but the strength of one person should not be contradictory to another person. Knowing each other’s strengths and weaknesses can be fruitful in the long term.
11. Be Honest.
You will hear this time and again. Being honest about everything in a relationship leads to a great connection and a close bond between two people.
12. Division of Work Should be Based on Strength.
Make sure you divide your works based on strength and not on gender. For instance, your wife is a great event planner, let her plan the dinner for your office colleagues. Just because she is a woman, she should not be prevented from doing things that she likes.
Love is a strong emotion that can move mountains. If you really wish to have a healthy relationship, love between you should never die.
14. Be Flexible.
Rigidity doesn’t help you much in life, but flexibility can. Yes, being flexible can help you build a close bond. Your partner will also feel that you care about him/her.
15. Discuss When Something is Disturbing You.
Instead of keeping your emotions hidden, talk about things that bother you. This even includes small things that you may consider unimportant!
16. Accepting the Other Person’s Limitations.
Accept your partner the way he/she is. Know that each person is born with certain limitations; nobody is perfect. Do not expect perfection in a relationship; instead, accept your partner’s shortcomings.
17. Show Love.
Don’t be driven by movies and cinema. Love is meant to be shown, don’t expect another person to understand your emotions all by themselves. Small acts of romance, such as holding hands or kissing on forehead, can help you come closer.
18. Love Yourself First.
I always say that, if you cannot love yourself, you can never love anybody else on this earth. So, it is essential to love yourself first.
19. Learn to Compromise.
There will be situations where you both won’t agree, no need to have long term disagreements. Instead, compromise on solutions that you two agree on.
20. Be Polite.
It is imperative! People who are polite to each other do not need to put a lot of effort into making their relationship work.
21. Share Your Dreams.
When two people unite, they become one and so their dreams. Sharing your goals for the future can help you build one together!
22. Be Clear.
Clarity is a great tool to have a strong connection.
23. Try New Activities Together.
Don’t get used to of routine life; regularity creates mundanity in life, which can be disastrous. As a couple, you can always indulge in new activities and things. Doing so will help you have newness and freshness in both life and relationship.
24. Be romantic.
Your romance should not be limited to special occasions. Instead, you should show romantic gestures every day, like going out for a movie, having a date night, etc.
25. Go on date night.
Dates are important, no matter how long you have been together. Plan a date night, go together as a couple like you used to do when it all started. This will not only get you out of the house but also help you create wonderful moments.
26. Learn to Forgive.
To err is human, but to forgive is divine. All people make mistakes in lives, holding grudges against your partners for their mistakes is not intelligent. Forgive and move on with your relationship.
27. Fight fairly.
Remember that disagreements don’t destroy a relationship, but how you deal with them does. Learn to deal with differences fairly. Instead of blowing up during fights, be respectful to the other person.
28. Trust Each Other.
A relationship without trust is as good as animosity. For a strong connection, you have to trust each other 100%.
29. Be Supportive.
Support each other as partners. Encourage your partner to do more, to achieve more.
30. Don’t Hesitate to Ask Questions.
There is nothing wrong with asking questions in a relationship.
31. Take Time to be Together.
No matter how busy your life is, you have to be together and connect. It is essential to spend time together and do things together as a couple so as to create new memories.
32. Share Household Chores.
Sharing household chores not only lessen the burden but also will help to build a strong relationship.
33. Don’t Miss to Kiss.
Yes, a kiss should not be missed! Kiss your partner every day. Believe it or not, a simple kiss can bring you two closer.
34. Add Excitement in the Bedroom.
Add excitement in the bedroom as well. Spend money or romantic lingerie and nightgowns, do something new to spice up your relationship.
35. Get Intimate.
Sometimes simple cuddling and snuggling are enough to bring two people closer.
36. Make Out Often.
Make time to make love. Sexual chemistry is essential for building a strong relationship.
37. Avoid Assumptions.
Don’t assume things, just be open to your partner and talk it out.
38. Give Attention.
Giving attention to your partner will make your partner feel important. Even a simple text message or a phone call can do wonders.
39. Laugh Together.
Laughter is the best therapy to keep things moving smoothly. So spend time together, laugh together, and simply have fun!
40. Don’t let your Humor Sway.
You don’t need to be too serious. Be humorous, and have fun together.
41. Don’t Chivvy.
Chivvying your partner for things is not a great habit, especially women do so. Know that chivvying simply annoys the other person, which further complicates things.
42. Make Your Partner Feel Special Each Day.
Making your partner feel special can actually add to your relationship. You can do it by telling your partner one reason each day for why you love him/her. They should also give you reasons for why they love you!
43. Stay Committed.
Staying committed to that one person can mean a lot in a relationship. Be loyal to your partner and never try to cheat him/her neither emotionally nor physically.
44. Commit to Each Other.
You must be committed to each other. If you aren’t yet married, commit, and let the world know. It will eliminate any kind of doubt.
45. Ask for Forgiveness.
Why you do or say something wrong, admit it, and ask for forgiveness.
46. Take Relationship Classes or Take Counselling.
There’s no problem in taking counseling or going for relationship classes. In fact, such classes can help you build your relationship even better and stronger. These are the ways to give yourself and your partner another chance to revive and make things better.
47. Celebrate Important Days.
Don’t miss celebrating the important days like birthdays and anniversaries. Celebrating important days make an event even more special and help you come closer.
48. Talk Positive About Yourself and Others.
Both of you should talk positively about yourself and others. Nobody likes people who speak ill about themselves or others.
49. Try to Look Good.
Everybody wants to see their partners look good. Try to look good, the way your partner wants to see you. Your partner will always be attracted to you no matter how many years you have been living together.
50. Make Decisions as a Couple.
Consider your partner while making any decision. Not doing so can make your partner feel left out.
51. Show Care.
Showing you care is essential in any situation you go through in life with your partner. Don’t be cold towards your partner.
52. Sharing is Caring.
Don’t just assume that the other person will understand what exactly you are thinking. It is better to talk about important things.
53. Don’t Give up on the Outside World.
Being in a relationship does not at all mean to stay disconnected from your friends or family member. Independence. Your life should not revolve around your partner only. You should have fun and do things with your friends. This will give you both the feeling of independence and freedom, which is required to make a relationship stronger.
54. Be Adventurous.
Don’t be boring, instead be adventurous. Take trips, go on vacation, and have fun. You don’t necessarily have to make it big by going to an international location. You can even go to a nearby location and create wonderful memories and experience new things.
55. Don’t Get Into Arguments Easily.
Getting in a lot of fights or arguments daily can damage your relationship. Choose fights wisely and try to sort out your issues without getting mad at each other.
56. Greet Each Other.
Greet each other while you leave home for work, and after you come back. It will keep your relationship healthy and alive.
57. Flirting is Needed.
A tad bit of flirting can spice up your otherwise mundane relationship.
58. Appreciate Each Other’s Efforts.
Taking each other for granted is not good in a relationship or otherwise also. Learn to appreciate each other’s efforts, even if it is tiny, like doing dishes.
59. Embrace Ups and Downs of Life.
Yours is not the only relationship with struggles, each relationship has ups and downs. Instead of crying for the tough days, just embrace them together.
60. Be Playful.
Playfulness is important when it comes to can make your relationship stronger.
61. Physical Affection.
Holding hands or hugging each other can actually make your relationship better and stronger. Physical affection is important and should always be there in a relationship.
62. Set Goals as a Couple.
It is important to create goals you two can work towards, like buying a home. You could even consider indulging in small activities like dancing or music classes!
63. Focus on the Positive.
Where you put your focus on determines how your life would be. So, it is better to focus on the positive and live a happy life.
64. Create Excitement.
Life should be full of fun and excitement. If you find nothing to be excited about, then try new things and indulge in fun activities. Stepping out of your comfort zone can help you tremendously!
65. Give Each Other Space.
It is important to give each other some space. Remember that your life is yours only, and doing things on your own can get you in touch with yourself.
66. Don’t be Clingy.
Nobody likes a possessive person. People who are overly possessive not only create problems for others but also create problems for themselves.
67. Take Care of Each Other.
Nurturing each other is indispensable. Taking care of each other leads to a strong relational foundation.
68. Say ‘I Love You’.
Let your partner feel loved and pampered each day. Most people stop saying these three words with time, which is too bad. You should never do that. In fact, you should let your partner know that you feel the same for him/her even after so many years.
Each one of us loves surprises in our lives. So, try out some fun surprises, like leaving a LOVE NOTE for your wife on the bed.
70. Work on Jealousy.
Nobody likes jealous people. If you have a jealousy problem, better to work on that. You can consider talking to your partner and get rid of all that that hampers your relationship.
71. Try to be Better Each Day.
If there is something that you feel should be changed, then don’t wait. Do things that make you a better person.
72. Practice Gratitude.
Don’t take things for granted; be grateful for what you have, and you will receive in abundance. If you have a wonderful partner, be grateful for that.
73. Accept Situations As They Are.
This life is unpredictable, sometimes favorable things happen, and other times it’s all opposite. Don’t whine about things beyond your control, instead accept them as they are and support each other in bad times.
Contemplate where you’ve been and how far you’ve come. It will help you build strength during tough times.
75. Be yourself.
Don’t make your partner fall in love with someone you aren’t. Be yourself and let your partner accept you for who you are.
Summing it up…..
These are the 75 things to do to make your relationship stronger. Each couple should follow these to lead a happy life and a strong relationship.