Yes, divorce is rife, but that doesn’t mean you should anticipate it. Communicate This may sound like a broken vinyl on a turntable, butexperts couldn’t stress more about how important talking to each other is. There isn’t a part of life where people don’t want their voices heard – from your job, health and relationship to politics. Have conversations with your partner in both good and bad times. Share your feelings like you do with your best friend. And remember communication also requires you to listen, be attentive and show interest in what your partner is saying as well. Have sex These days we can be so busy working, running household and raising children that we forget some of the essential parts of a happy relationship. Sex is important, and spontaneity is overrated. Even if you’re not up to it, try and be intimate regularly. Squeeze time in for sex in your busy schedule and you’ll be surprised that end results lowers your stress levels, keeps you calm and gives you lots of energy to get back to the grind. Be kind and appreciate each other Why is it so easy for people to be kind to strangers, but expect their loved ones to take deal with their bad moods? If you love each other you should treat each other kindly. Look out for each other, and ensure that you do everything in your power to avoid hurting your partner. Even when you fight, do it with kindness. Avoid raising old issues, name calling and sulking. Part of being kind is to also see the good in your partner. Celebrate each other’s achievements, and express your appreciation for them. Share special moments together Have a date night with your partner, and connect with him. Avoid talking about kids and work, and focus on the two of you. This could also be a build up to more intimacy in the bedroom. Make memories together by doing things that you both love. And think of your relationship like it was when you first met. Don’t be a recluse Being in a relationship does not mean you should give up your friends. Enjoy time with his friends too. Friendships are great for support. You can even start making new friends together who share the same interests. A good conversation can make you happy, plus you have a whole group of people who support you.
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