Looking to strengthen your relationship? In this article, Beauty and Tips takes a look at 10 ways to develop a deeper bond with your partner.
As much as we’d love our relationships to be plain sailing, the reality can be different for many people. There can be bumps and challenges along the way, and unless we take the time and effort to overcome these obstacles, a relationship simply won’t survive. Couples who stay together are those who take that time and effort to learn more about how to grow as One. And one of the ways to grow is to develop a stronger bond. Your partner is also your best friend, so it’s important that your bond is strong and deep. Here are 10 tips to help you develop a stronger bond with your partner.
Support Their Perspective
Everyone has their own perspective on the world and how things are and should be. These perspectives have developed based on our personal experiences, the way we were brought up, the conditions and environments that have surrounded us and so on. There’s no such thing as one objective perspective. We all have different takes on reality. Is your perspective right or is your partner’s right? It doesn’t matter. What matters is that you support their perspective, even if you don’t share it. Unless you do this, you might always struggle to give them answers they need. When they have a problem, look at it from their point of view. Doing so means you can provide an answer they’ll find agreeable. Don’t try to change your partner’s values and perspectives. Support them.
Act Quickly When Needed
Who should be the number one person your partner can depend on at all times when they’re in trouble? Who should be their 911, their on-call doctor? It should be you, of course. As their partner, it’s your duty to make them your top priority. If they know they can always count on you in times of need, it strengthens love and bonds. It puts their mind at rest, makes them feel safe, protected and cherished. So be that reliable partner who’s there for them. Don’t take them for granted. Don’t make them put someone ahead of you in times of emergency. This is your role.
Cultivate Their Opinion
It’s important that your partner feels cherished, valued and wanted, and that they feel as though you respect their opinion. Each time you want to buy a new outfit or are thinking about changing jobs etc, ask for their opinion. Don’t do things without asking them first. You don’t have to agree with their opinion and take it on board, but it’s essential that you at least ask them for it and listen to what they have to say.
Forgiveness is so important in a relationship. We all make mistakes, and if you can’t acknowledge that, but instead want to punish your partner each time they get things wrong, your relationship will suffer as a result and you’ll struggle to strengthen your bonds. Learn to forgive, but also encourage them to learn from their mistakes. Forgiveness becomes harder when someone does the same thing over and over again. Talk about everything, be open about your mistakes and grow together. Remember, when you forgive someone, you’re not letting them off the hook. Instead, you’re giving you both a chance to let love into your hearts again.
Don’t be boring. Don’t stick to the same routine all the time. Get out of the house, get out of the city. Be spontaneous, let your inner child loose and have some laughs together.
Do New Things Together
Is there something new you want to do? Instead of doing it by yourself, ask your partner to do it with you. This is a great way to strengthen your bond and keep your relationship healthy. It’s a fantastic way to connect. As you try new things together, you’re sharing the same emotions, supporting each other, and taking the journey together. And this is important.
Do Random Acts of Kindness
Teasing is fun in any relationship and it’s healthy to playfully make fun of each other. But there comes a time when you need to show through small, thoughtful gestures that you’re thinking of your partner. It’s these gestures that, while small, are also super powerful and can deep the bond between two people. They could be something as simple as making your partner a cup of coffee in the morning, surprising them with flowers and gifts without reason, running a bath for them, as they make their way home, doing one of their chores or simply holding their hand after a tough day. These random acts of kindness require minimum effort from you, but the happiness they create are amazing.
Set Aside An Hour Each Week For A Catch-Up
Communication is the bedrock of all healthy relationships, but sometimes we don’t always have enough time to say all that we want to say to our partner. Moreover, the time isn’t always right and things get left unsaid. The best thing to do is to set aside a fixed hour each week for a catch-up, where you and your partner celebrate your wins (shared and individual ones) and talk about things that are on your mind. If your partner did something this week that upset you, use this time to discuss it.
Get To Know Their Family
The best way to truly get to know your partner is to get to know their family and, if possible, their friends too. This takes time and effort but it’s well worth it. Go out for family meals and strengthen your ties with your partner’s parents and siblings. If you’re ready for it, take a mini break with their family too!
Support Their Dreams
Whatever dreams they have, support them. Even if deep down right now you don’t agree with their dreams and passions, support them anyway. Support them until you share them. Be their biggest cheerleader. As their partner, it’s your duty.