There are a lot of ups and downs in relationships. To some people, they’re not even worth the time and effort, but if you find someone you’re really into, chances are you would do anything it takes to keep that special someone all to yourself. Even if your relationship is already great, here are 10 simple ways every couple can keep their relationship going strong.
1. Keep a positive attitude
Staying positive is huge in relationships. If you’re second-guessing your relationship, what’s the point in staying with that person? Have some faith and confidence in your significant other!
2. Remind your significant other how much they mean to you
Something as simple as “you mean the world to me,” could put a smile on their face for an entire day. It’s nice to be reminded that you’re appreciated.
3. Let your significant other know that they’ve made an influence on your life
If your boyfriend/girlfriend inspired you to do something, let them know. It could be something as little as pushing you to go to the gym or motivating you with schoolwork.
4. Give each other space when it is needed
Don’t hover-over your boyfriend/girlfriend 24/7. If someone needs their space, let them have it. We all need time to be alone every once in a while.
5. Communication has always been key
If you hate that your girlfriend keeps playing that new Justin Bieber song, let her know! They may get a little upset, but they’d rather you say something than keep quiet. If any little thing bothers you, don’t be afraid to speak up. Communication is a two way street.
Keeping a mutual respect for one another is a huge factor in determining how strong your relationship is. Don’t compare your current partner to your exes or past flings. Show each other the respect your relationship deserves.
7. The little things add up
Surprises for your beau every here and there never hurt, and it doesn’t always have to be something big. Leaving love notes in places you know they’ll find, buying them their favorite candy or going on a simple picnic are all guaranteed to warm the heart of your significant other.
8. Compliments are always welcomed
“Babe, you look beautiful in that dress,” or “Wow, sweetheart, that shirt really compliments your eyes,” will instantly boost your mate’s confidence. When they feel good, you feel good.
9. Keep a box of memories
Treasure the memories you’ve created with your partner by keeping a box of all the things you’ve collected from different events you attended together. This is a great way to reminisce on all the good times you’ve spent together as a couple.
10. Say “I love you”
You can never say it enough and your significant other will never get tired of hearing it. As a matter of fact, go tell them that you love them RIGHT NOW. No, seriously, do it.