Improving relationships are challenging and it’s supposed to be. Even the best connections will require effort but the good thing is, where love is involved, that effort is very much welcomed.
Some people believe in soul mates and will wait a long time to find the right one for them but even then you’ll still have your work cut out for you as you make an effort to improving relationships.
Here are some tips that we hope will help you on your path to relationship bliss
1. Love yourself
You may have heard this many times before and possibly have come to take this for granted but it is so important to learn to love yourself. Before being able to apply love to anyone else, you must be able to apply it to yourself. When you learn to care for your mind, body, and spirit, you begin to understand what is required to love and care for another. This practice will help you to be more patient, compassionate and loving with your partner which are all things that will strengthen your relationships.
2. Let Them Be
Another rule you may have heard many times over but just as important, please understand that the only person you can change in a relationship is you. If you find yourself with a partner who is treating you badly, accept that you will not be able to change or control their behaviour. You can, however, take control of yourself and choose what you are willing to accept. If you accept that you are responsible for your role in bad relationships, you stop seeing yourself as a victim an feel empowered to make the necessary changes
3. Make You Happy
It’s not your partner’s job to make you happy. That’s your job. Yes, of course, your partner should make it easier for you to be happy but that is not something that they should be pressured or to do. You’ll find that if you two are a good match, then the happiness will flow naturally. However, expecting that your partner will always be in a good mood and directing their affection towards you is not sustainable so making your happiness dependent on that would not be a good move.
If you could find a way to feel how you want to feel regardless of what your partner is saying or doing, you’re on your way to improving relationships. Keeping this in mind will make your relationships more fulfilling, more loving, more free, and definitely more fun! Regardless of whether you’re in a relationship or not, your happiness will continue
4. Be Unexpected
Yes, grand gestures are great, but there are still a lot of little things you can do to be unpredictable in a relationship. Predictability is boring and is probably one of the fastest ways to kill the romance. Send flowers to your partner for no reason, write them a handwritten love letter or even get a fake tattoo of their name in an intimate place. There are no limits to what you can do to be totally unpredictable in a relationship as pique your partner’s interest.
5. Effort, Effort, Effort
We would love for it to come naturally to us, the art of improving relationships but when you look at life, what really does? Even if you are gifted with talent on the football field, you still have to work hard to be great in the sport. Well, it’s the same with dating and being in a relationship. Sharing your life with someone is a skill that with proper attention and commitment, you will get better at. If your approach to finding love is waiting for it to just come along, you’re taking a huge risk and will probably be single for a long while….but then again, I have known some people who are able to get what they want with little to no effort at all which makes all these steps irrelevant if you are such a person. If not, then I hope this advice can lead you to a happier, more fulfilling life filled with improving relationships.