8 Habits that only HAPPY couples do every day!
Happy couples are made thanks to the work of both partners. If you do not work on your relationship, do not be surprised that the relationship between you and your partner is getting worse. Habits of happy couples are things that can be worked out. Check how to improve your relationship with your beloved partner. It's easier than you may think. There are many ways to have a successful relationship with a man. First of all, you need to take care of common habits, so it's worth having the same interests as your other half.
How to create a happy relationship? How can you enjoy being with another human being? A lot of guides, articles and books about the art of love and nurturing male-female relations were created, but nobody has yet found a golden recipe for a successful marriage. There are no perfect relationships, but with a little effort and commitment, you can get a little closer to this dreamed-up idyllic vision of marriage. Check a list of 8 habits that happy couples do every day!
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1. They often laugh together
In a long-term relationship, when children appear, under the pressure of duties, there is often no place, time and desire for the sense of humor. Conversations with a partner are limited to exchanging comments on logistics, home organization, and expenses. A sense of humor, funny stories - they keep it for friends. Unfortunately, as the psychologist, Dr. Samantha Rodman writes in the book "52 E-mails to Transform Your Marriage: How to Reignite Intimacy and Rebuild Your Relationship", when the couples stop laughing together and their relationship a lack a sincere sense of humor, it means that most likely they are waiting for a love-disaster.
2. They kiss when they meet and say goodbye
People in unhappy relationships often cannot remember when they last stopped to kiss their partner when saying hello. According to the psychologist Dr. Samantha Rodman, author of books on relationships and parenting, it is often the case that the partners after years of the relationship do not bother to stop for a moment and show interest to the partner. Finding a little time to stop for a moment, look at your partner, hug, kiss, wish a nice day, requires neither time nor effort, but the desire to give your partner joy and show that even when we are in a hurry on the way to work in the morning, some priorities stay untouched.
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3. They do not expect the partner to read their minds
People in happy relationships show clearly their needs. And they never assume that the partner will figure out what they really mean. In the guide on communication in relationships on some website, we can read: "Partner rarely knows our expectations. The most frustrating situation is when we do not know the nature of our expectations well and we expect our partner to guess and fulfill them. Contrary to popular opinion, other people are not responsible for meeting our expectations."
4. They pay each other compliments
Dr. Pepper Schwartz, a professor of sociology, se*ologist, in her books and publications on the topic of relations in the relationship persuades couples, especially those with many years of experience, not to spare compliments. Everyone likes to hear something nice about themselves, especially when the person closest to their heart says it. Sometimes praise the partner's new shirt, other time show that we like the way in which the partner talks to the children. There will always be a feature or behavior that is worth noticing and distinguishing. People in happy relationships have such an advantage over divorced people that instead of focusing on the negativities of the partner, they see their advantages.
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5. They more often see positives of the partner than negatives
Happiness in a relationship depends on the attitude of partners. According to many years of research conducted by the American The Gottman Institute, the happiest couples are those who, instead of pointing out the disadvantages, focus on the advantages of the partner. And it is not about accepting what we do not like or about lowering our standards. Positive thinking about the partner makes the relationship warm, there is a mutual support in it, and the partners are friends who, when they have a problem or remarks, they can talk about it and find a solution together.
6. They show feelings not only at home
Terri Orbuch, a psychologist at the University of Michigan, author of many publications, talks to happy couples on a daily basis, but also with those who failed. Based on the experiences of couples who parted or divorced, she created a list of behaviors important for the success of the relationship. According to studies carried out by Orbuch, couples who did not survive the test of time, never showed their feelings. People after unsuccessful relationships asked by a psychologist what they would change in the next relationship admitted that they would show their partners more feelings: they would compliment them, hug and kiss, they would say "I love you" more often.
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7. They argue culturally
Quarrels occur even in the most balanced relationships. However, you have to know how to argue. Instead of fueling anger, it's better to concentrate on finding a solution. Relationship expert Terri Orbuch believes that as the prevention of quarrels at least a few-minute conversation per day can be helpful. To do this, she recommends 10 minutes of engaged conversation for all couples every day, but not about children, home, and shopping. It should be about their goals, values, important friendships, sources of stress.
8. They can calmly talk about money and expenses
Terri Orbuch, thanks to many years of talks and research conducted among divorced people, convinces that the inability to communicate on common finances destroys relationships. She encourages couples to talk honestly about money. It is worth taking a look at your approach to money and discussing it with your partner. Ask yourself what money meant for you when you were growing up. What is your approach to spending and saving money? As Orbuch says, it's perfect when couples can work out a common plan that will be acceptable for both sides.
Which of the above-mentioned habits you do in your relationship?
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