- 5 years ago
After returning from a week vacation with my dysfunctional family stemming from my parents dysfunctional marriage I am reminded how important it is to work hard everyday to stay happy in my relationship with my amazing boyfriend, mostly as our relationship progresses past the first couple years Here are just a few of the important things that we do to keep our love thriving, what are your top things you do?
Honest, respectful communication
Even though it gets hard at times I believe the tone of your communication should always be open and respectful and that yelling only deterrgates your bond and is not the best way to handle a situation. Also I believe straightforwardness needs to be used, ex. “I had a really bad day and just want to spend time with you tonight” not “your going out with your friends again!?”.
Spending quality time and trying new things is key for us in keeping our relationship interesting and exciting and draws us closer together. It gets hard when were busy but we try and plan one fun thing to do each week together. We typically go on weekend getaways to small town every few months as well and going to new events and activities as a way to spend time getting to know something new about each other and grow in our relationship by trying new things together
Staying healthy and in shape together helps us feel confident and better about ourselves. We love snowshoeing, hiking, ice skating, swimming, canoeing, tubing and any other activity that helps we burn calories and together.