Here are some tips for you and your partner to remain focused on the goal of strengthening your relationship over time.
Listen: Rather than planning out your next sentence, take the time to really here what your partner is trying to tell you. Your partner will felt heard, and you will be better able to address their concerns.
Support: Do not burden your significant other with the responsibility of being your sole source of fulfillment. Maintain friendships to relieve stress that would otherwise be turned inward.
Stay Involved: Though outside resources are imperative, so is remaining close with your partner. Keep them a priority, and spend quality time doing things you both enjoy.
Be Intimate: Remember that intimacy, both physical and emotional, is a driving force in a relationship. Do not forget how important touch and openness are to maintaining a lasting bond.
This topic of the week was written by Danielle Adinolfi, MFT