Happy relationships never happen by chance. As a matter of fact, a healthy relationship will only occur between two emotionally healthy individuals who will try their best for the relationship to work.
Recently, a few relationship experts and marriage counselors shared a few things they’ve noticed among happy couples. These habits have helped the couples build a strong and happy relationship without letting problems get in the way.
Here are 10 habits happy couples have:
Say Hi and Bye to Your Partner
It may not seem like much to you but saying Hi and Bye to your partner can make all the difference in your relationship. People in unhealthy relationships have a hard time telling when they kissed their partner or greeted them properly. It slips without effort in the beginning, then becomes a habit which can ultimately end your relationship.
Shower Them with Compliments
Compliments are another important factor in a relationship or marriage. If you don’t give your partner sincere compliments, you can’t expect the relationship to work. On the other hand, praise their appearance or tell them how proud you are when appropriate and you’ll have a better relationship or marriage.
They Disagree, But It’s A Fair Fight
If you don’t disagree with your partner occasionally, something’s wrong. There’s no such thing as a perfect relationship and those who say they don’t argue with their partners lie. In fact, an argument can sometimes be just the thing you need to reignite the spark in a relationship or marriage, but only if it’s a fair fight.
This means no swearing, name calling or getting angry. Just keep your head cool and use the disagreement to come to a compromise. This will help you grow as a couple and keep your relationship or marriage going.
Focus on The Things You Like, Not the Ones You Don’t
According to a research from the Gottman Institute, a positive perspective in a relationship can greatly improve it. Finding humor in your differences and working hard to find temporary compromises can be fun and appreciate your partner for who they are.
Engage in A Bit Of PDA
Engaging in a public display of affection is not a bad thing to consider, especially if you want to spice up your relationship and reignite the love. The happiest couples have been found to often engage in a bit of PDA, so snuggle up with your partner every time you’re outside.
They Ask for What They Need
The happiest couples know how to listen to each other instead of trying to read their minds. They openly talk about their needs and honor the difference in them, without feeling that anyone should have to know what their soulmate needs.
They Set Aside Time to Reconnect
Happy couples understand that it takes more than just sex and love to keep a relationship going. It’s normal for couples to not be able to keep their hands off each other in the beginning, but later, things can change. This is why it’s important to set aside time to reconnect and show affection for each other if you want to keep your marriage or relationship going.
Laughing is the way to happiness – if you only talk about work or other stuff with your partner and rarely laugh, you’re going to have a hard time keeping things intact. Laugh together, however, and you’ll have a healthy relationship.
They Discuss Their Finances
One of the main reasons for divorce is fighting over money. This is why happy couples discuss their finances and their money problems as well. This helps them prevent money problems in the future and is the key to building a healthy relationship.
They Give Each Other The Benefit of the Doubt
When a relationship struggles, it’s not uncommon to doubt your partner’s commitment and loyalty. If you want to keep your relationship and marriage healthy, you need to remember that you’re on the same team. Give your partner the benefit of the doubt and your relationship or marriage will be better for it.