10 Habits Of Power Couples
Characteristics of a healthy relationship differs with every couple. These habits take effort and time, trusting and loving doesn’t happen overnight. For any relationship to attain the position of strength, know that a lot of work has been put into it.
Below are some habits that will help you and your partner become the healthy power couple.
Communication is one of the most important qualities of a healthy relationship. However, not everyone knows how to communicate properly. Power couples on the other hand, have this on lock down. They vocalize their love for one another, saying and offering compliments. They talk about everything and discuss openly about their feelings.
Aretha Franklin sang a whole song about it, so you know it’s got to be important. Respecting your partner comes in many forms – respecting your partner’s time, heart, character, and trust. However, there are things people do in relationships that are disrespectful, like name-calling, talking negatively about the third parties other to friends or family, and/or threatening to leave the relationship.
Quality Time, Not Quantity
It doesn’t matter how much time you and your partner spend together, what matters is the quality of this time. There’s a huge difference between having dinner at a table while talking about your day at work, versus having dinner while sitting on a couch watching Netflix series. It’s fine to zone out together and enjoy distractions, but it’s crucial to make sure you two are still engaging and spending quality time together to maintain a deep connection.
Spending time together with your partner is just as important as spending time apart. Being able to do your own things and remain independent is vital. When couples spend too much time together, it can create an unhealthy codependence. Maintaining healthy boundaries and some autonomy will make for a long-lasting partnership.
According to Gary Chapman, humans have five love languages – words of affirmation, receiving gifts, quality time, acts of service, and physical touch. It’s important to know which language your partner speaks makes you feel loved, special and connected.
Never forget to tell people in your life that you appreciate them, we might be thinking about it but we don’t show it. Show your special someone that you love him or her. This could be done with words and actions.
Positive Vs. Negative
Sometimes, we get caught up in the negative. We hate our jobs, are annoyed with our friends, and our boyfriend or girlfriend is getting on our last nerve. Take a minute and breathe. Look at our partner’s positive qualities, in contrast to the negative. Nobody is perfect, so instead of focusing on the bad, make a conscious effort to look at the good.
Choose Your Battles
There are arguments to be had in every relationship. It’s crucial to bring issues to the forefront, and work through the hard times together. However, some arguments are pointless, so avoid them. Choose your battles wisely, because people in happy and healthy relationships do.
Let’s talk about sex, baby. Let’s also talk about how important it is in cultivating a flourishing relationship. Sex is simple. The more you have it, the more you want it. The other side of that is true as well. The less you have it, the less you want it and the less you’ll feel connected to your partner. Keep your sex life alive and interesting.
The grass isn’t always greener on the other side; it is green where you water it. We often compare our lives and relationships of others and social media has not made it any easier. But the happiest of couples don’t look to see what the grass looks like on the other side. They are happy with the view out their own front door.
Culled From Bustle.com
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