Dating: Do's & Don'ts
Dating: Do's & Don'ts

How To Have A Stronger Relationship

by Claire Raymond 3 years ago in advice / dating / how to

A guide to being stronger as a couple.

How To Have A Stronger Relationship

Having a strong relationship is something that a lot of us strive for, we want to feel a strong bond and a deep connection to the person we are with. Sometimes this happens on its own, but other times, it needs a lot of work. But there are ways to build your bond and have a stronger relationship with your partner.

Talk More

This is an obvious one, but it is also one that a lot of people don't do. They get so used to their routine, they kind of stop really talking to each other. In order to have a stronger relationship, you need to communicate more and communicate more often. Talk about your days, and listen to each other without interrupting. Talk about big issues and small issues, it doesn't really matter what you talk about, just talk to each other.

Spend Quality Time Together

No relationship can be strong without at least some quality time together, and I don't just mean spending time in front of the TV or on your phones not actually interacting with each other, I mean quality time, doing things you both enjoy and having fun together. Spending even a small amount of quality time together will make your relationship stronger and bring you closer as a couple.

Be Stupid

Being silly and having fun together brings you closer and makes you stronger. Your mutual love of silly, childish things can be enough to see you through some tough times, so never try to be too sensible!

Go Through Tough Times

Tough times do one of two things, they make or they break a relationship. If they break it, it wasn't meant to be. But if they make it, then your relationship will become much stronger because of these tough times. If you can cope with adversity together then you can pretty much do anything together!

Do Your Own Thing

Spending time together is great, but it is a fact that people who have their own interests have stronger relationships than those that don't. So don't be afraid to take up your own hobby and encourage them to take one up too. It will not only be good for you as individuals but it will make you stronger as a couple!

Disagree

Notice I said disagree, not argue. Having healthy discussions about things you disagree on is really healthy and good for creating a stronger relationship. It means you can communicate well and have a discussion without it descending into a fight.

Compromise

You don't have to compromise your whole identity in order to have a stronger relationship with your partner, in fact, doing so would make your relationship weaker. But you do need to be more lenient about certain things because that's just how relationships work. They are give and take and you need to do your fair share of both. If you can't then you will have very little chance of having a fulfilling relationship, and you will just come across as selfish.

Work Together

I don't mean in the same office, I just mean work together as a couple. A couple should be a team and one should be able to rely on the other. This needs to happen if you want a strong relationship. If you can't work together and fix things as a couple then there isn't much hope of a strong, balanced relationship.

Having a stronger relationship will be good for both people involved. It will give each of you the security and freedom that everyone needs to feel in a relationship.

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Claire Raymond
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