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Relationship Tips – How to avoid becoming ‘too’ comfortable

It’s an unfortunate fact that once the honeymoon period of a relationship has worn off, kind gestures, P’s and Q’s and general appreciation for our partners goes out the window. If this sounds familiar then Women’s Health Magazine have come up with four easy rules to follow which will help both you and your partner to feel more loved and valued by one another:

Good Morning

Researchers have found that 94 per cent of couples who say ”Good Morning” to each other every day, rate their relationships as excellent. On the flip side, couples who don’t acknowledge each other in the morning tended to describe their relationships as below average.

The simple act of saying good morning implies that it is a good morning because you are together, and not only is this nice to say and hear, but it also sets up positive lines of communication and puts everyone in a good mood for the day ahead.

Acknowledge ‘normal’ acts of kindness

You may not think that your partner taking out the rubbish or stopping on the way home from work to pick up some groceries or a take away is anything to shout about, but they are gestures which benefit you so it is nice to try and acknowledge them. A simple ”Thank you for picking us up some dinner” will go a long way.

High praise in public

Be sure to compliment your partner in public because it sends a powerful message that you are proud to be with them. There is no need to go over the top and embarrass them, just be sincere and specific about what you say. For instance ”It’s amazing you were able to fix our car without taking it into the garage, it’s saved us a fortune”. Comments such as these will make your partner feel appreciated and loved.

Don’t Cut them off

According to a recent study published in the journal Science, men have been found to be as equally chatty as women but are more likely to clam up when they are interrupted or are unable to get a word in.

Even if your partner has told you the same story ten times or you think you know already what they are going to say, let them say it without interruption anyway. In a healthy relationship both partners need to be heard.

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Written by Emma Hilton

Written by Emma Hilton

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