Page 1 45 Things To Do To Keep Your Relationship Alive In this eBook, the focus is YOUR intimate relationship – the one that Is supposed to last to death. It is a huge part of your life, but It can easily be neglected. So many times In life we can be caught up In the everyday routine and put our relationship on the backbencher. While that doesn’t seem to make a BIG difference at first In the relationship, tension can start to accumulate dally and before you know It you have a year or more of hurt and neglected feelings which can equal an unhealthy relationship, or a breakup.
Therefore, your best bet Is to pay attention to your allegations every day. Do something big. Do something small. Do something! This eBook Is meant to be a guideline; a booster; a reminder. It’s meant to be a collection of ideas to get your own juices flowing. It has 45 ideas of how to add romance into your relationship, spice up your relationship, and just keep your relationship alive and well. My suggestion? Use one tip daily or every second day. The more effort you put into the relationship the better the relationship will be.
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You may not find that the tip is something you are really going to do for one day only; instead, you may find it’s meeting you want to apply to your relationship from this day forward. After a while, it will become a habit to do something for your relationship and you will find that you will automatically wake up with ideas on how to make your relationship better TODAY. So let’s get started! Copyright http://hydrogenating. Com 2012 Page 2 Dally Inspiration for Your Relationship 1 . Create Meaningful Words That Only You Two understand We all love to hear our partner say ‘I love you! As much as possible, but how about hearing our partner say You are the Jelly to my Jam!? Would that be as meaningful? It would be If Jelly and Jam was your favorite combination of tastes! Another example may be that you love surf and turf more than any other food; Therefore, your partner is your surf and turf. You two have shared inside moments together that mean something to only you two, so use those moments to create special words that you can use that nobody else in a million years would get, just like the jelly and jam. Not only will your partner feel good about the way you acknowledge them in a cute way, it one else has with you.
Task: Take the time to reflect on what your partner really finds meaningful. What do they associate with good feelings and happiness? What makes them smile when they talk about it or get excited when they see it? Now use that information to your advantage and really show them how much you care by making it part of how you show them what they mean to you. Page 3 2. Suggest Something to Do That Means Something Special To Your Partner If you know how your partner feels about things then you can use those things to convey how you feel about your partner. Every one of us associates words and memories with emotions.
Good word and good memories correspond to good motions – it’s as simple as that. Good emotions around or towards our partners can make us feel more attracted or connected to our partner, so if you are the one making your partner feel good then you can bet your partner will feel good towards you as well. If your partner associates the beach with the happiest moment of their life, and you suggest going to the beach, then they are going to feel good about you. Their happiness will instantly come to life when you mention the beach and that emotion will pass on to how they feel about you. See how that works?
Task: What is special to your partner? What makes them giddy and excited and feel good? If they like watching a certain TV show then suggest that you watch it. Even if it’s something as simple as going to bed and cuddling before your fall asleep may be enough to make your partner feel good about you. Just make sure it’s THEIR favorite thing and not yours. Page 4 3. Say Something to Your Partner That They REALLY Want To Hear There are many times in a relationship when we don’t compliment or praise our partner when we should. We may avoid doing it because of our ego or pride, or we may avoid doing it because we are feeling selfish.
You’ve probably done this. It’s when your partner is proud of something in their lives and is fishing for a positive statement from you but all you give them is a look, or worse – you say something negative instead of positive. For example, maybe you went bowling and they bowled a good you tried to make them feel bad for winning. How does this help your relationship? It doesn’t. When you withhold compliments or praise because of your ego or pride then you are missing an opportunity to really make your partner feel good about themselves and about you.
You can only win from making your partner eel good. Task: The next time you see an opportunity today to make them feel good, take it, even if it means making them look better than you in some way. Don’t pass by the opportunity to make them feel good and bring your relationship closer because of your pride or ego. Page 5 4. Create a Game of Pointing Out the Positives in the Other Person This doesn’t have to follow some great thing that they did that deserves recognition. This is Just about them as a person and can be played at anytime of the day regardless of what is happening.
You can sit down with your partner and take turns ailing each other what you think is good about them. Maybe they can play the guitar like a rocks, or maybe they can make you laugh no matter how down you are. Whatever their personal positives are – tell them. Don’t generalize by saying something like muff are funny. ” Make it more specific by saying muff always know how to make me laugh when you do that silly face. ” The more specific you are the more it will mean to your partner. Task: Sit down and play this ‘game’ with your partner. You don’t have to name a thousand things that you think are positive.
And oh don’t have to turn it into a competition about who can think of more positive things (hurt feelings are bound to come from that kind of competition when one person runs out of things to say. ) Just try and name 5 things about each other to start and you will receive the benefits from it. Page 6 5. Spend Time Pointing out Positives in the Relationship This is not about you or your partner but instead it’s about your relationship. This is putting the focus on the positives in the relationship. Pointing out what is working in the relationship is contrary to what we normally do which is point out the worst of he relationship.
You may find that one day of this will not be enough and it may start done at least once a week. Not only will talking about why the relationship is good make you feel closer, but it will allow you to do more of the things that you find positive because you will realize the effect it has on your relationship. Task: Sit down and spend some time discussing the things you think are really great about your relationship. Make sure you fully listen when your partner is talking so that you can really see how the relationship affects them in a positive way – and make sure that those positives stay around. GE 7 6. Talk about When You Met and Remember the Feelings That You Had During That Time Reflecting on the moments of when you met will not only feel good but it will also bring back those early feelings of lust, infatuation, and desire. Once you start to really discuss those early moments then you will experiences the feelings that you felt at that time and therefore you will start to feel the same way towards your partner as that time. It’s true. After ten years of being with someone you can bring back some intense passion Just by recollecting on the past.
It doesn’t matter how many times oh do it either because those feelings will never change. Not unless you have a time machine to recreate a new feeling from the past. Those feelings are memories that are there for good and they are not going away! Task: Talk about the first time you saw each other and what you were thinking and felt at that time. Page 8 7. Talk about Your Life Together Since You Met In a committed relationship your life is deeply entangled. Most likely you spend at the very least 50% or more of your time together. That’s a huge chunk of your life!
Reflecting on your time together will bring you closer by default. You will feel more like a team in life and you will be more aware of what your partner really does for you, and with you, in your life. Once you realize that you are a team you will start to act more like a team in life. One thing to focus on would be new things that you’ve experienced together like buying your first house or going on your first vacation to Mama. These are experiences in life that you have shared together and that’s exciting. The bad moments that you have shared – like a death or another loss – that’s okay too.
The point is you are discussing your life together and the obstacles you’ve overcome or that Joy that you’ve shared. Page 9 8. Evaluate Your Week as a Couple – and Improve I first read about this in Jack Canfield – The Success Principles. He mentions how he asks his wife to rate him 1 out of 10 for the week and then give him reasons why she gave that answer. This is a great idea! Not only will you become more aware of how your actions and words affect your partner but you will add a new level of communication into your relationship that most couples don’t have.
Not many people can be honest about what they would like to change in their partner. And not many people can take the criticism that their partner gives them. If you can manage to do both on a level that doesn’t involve anger and hurt then you will be on your way to an amazing relationship. Task: Sit down at bedtime and ask your partner for an honest rating on a scale of 1 to 10. Let him or her explain why they have given you this rating and listen completely. Then promise to work no those areas that bothered him or her so that you can receive a better score next time.
Then switch roles. Remember keep your ego and pride out of it and Just focus on having a better relationship. This quinine can really help your relationship improve if you are honest and open. Page 10 9. Make the Most of Your Time Together Don’t waste a minute today. When you are together be aware of that fact and cherish it. Live in the moment! So often we allow ourselves to get caught up with the TV or the computer and don’t even notice our partner sitting next to us. This does nothing healthy for the relationship. When you are together make sure you laugh and enjoy your time.
If something is bothering you then discuss it and get it out of the way so that you can really enjoy your time together. Task: Really focus on your partner when oh are together. Notice every movement, word, and action made by your partner and enjoy it. This will allow you to live in moment and really enjoy each other’s company. If you go to bed feeling good about your partner and the time spent Page 1 1 10. Create a Special Date Focused Only On Your Relationship High Points Remember the feeling you got about talking about when you first met, and reliving those feelings?
This is going to recreate that same feeling – or maybe even surpass it. Make a date together and plan to spend that time visiting places that meant something really good to your relationship. Task: If you have the time today then revisit some places that meant something to you like the place where you first kissed. If you don’t have the time to go out then make a date to do it in the near future and instead focus on the places in your house together for today. Like the place where you first made love in the house or where you had some great moment of laughter and Joy. Age 12 1 1 . Remove Your Ego from the Relationship for the Day I’m right. It’s my way or the highway. But I’d rather do this… It should be done this way. Anything that you find yourself saying on a normal basis… Stop for a day. If you ALWAYS want the dishes done a certain way and feel as though there is no other way to do it – relax, take a breath, and let your partner do it their way for a day. Give up your power for a day and Just let it be. You will find that you will experience two things from doing this.
First you will allow your partner to feel as though they are not wrong in the way they do things that they are equal in the relationship. Second you will find that you will feel a sense of letting go that comes from living outside of your ego. You will feel less stressed and anxious and more relaxed and in the moment. Task: Make today the day that you go with the flow. Don’t get upset or anxious if things are not done your way (the right way) but instead allow yourself to see things form a new point of view (your partner’s point of view). Page 13 12. Write a Love Letter to Your Partner Words can say a lot.
They mean something when they are said or written. The difference is that your partner can take those written words around with them forever and re-read them exactly as they are written. You will find that many older people still have a special note or picture that they still carry around with them after any years of being with someone. It means something special. It’s something to look at. Plus writing how you feel is a lot different than saying how you feel. When you write you can be exact with what you are saying and correct any errors that you made.
You don’t have to say “l didn’t mean that! ” or “That’s not how I meant it! “. Task: Write out a lover letter saying why you are thankful for them today or what they mean to you or how grateful you are for last night. Whatever you write make sure it could potentially be something that they will carry around with them until they are older. Page 14 3. Write a Letter of Things You Want to Tell Your Partner But Can ‘t Some things are hard to say. Many people have a hard time telling their partner that they love them, while others have a hard time telling them Just what is bothering them.
Whatever it is – it should be said. Task: Think of something that you SHOULD tell your partner, something good, and write it out to them. Page 15 14. Give Each other Pet Names and Use Them If you haven’t already done this then do it! Pet names are a special right for lovers! No one else can call you lover, bunny, sweetie, honey or anything else with the same meaning that they can. Plus, pet names remind you of the bond that you have when the name is said to you. They can lift you up and make you feel better after a long that feels comfortable to you.
Once you have a pet name use it. Use it to address them whenever you can appreciate the bond that comes from it. Page 16 15. Remember That Your Words Can Hurt or Repair Always watch what you say to your partner. Your words have the power to hurt them deeply or repair their soul. You choose what you say and how you affect them. It can be easy to get caught up in your ego during a discussion or argument and say meeting you regret, but you may sometimes Just be in a bad mood and allow some hurtful words to come out.
Or you may say something that you KNOW will hurt them in some way. Be aware of how you speak to your partner. If you think it may hurt them then and do them no good then don’t say it, and if you need them to hear something then say it in the nicest way possible. Try to uplift your partner when they need it as well instead of turning back to whatever task you were doing. For instance, if they tell you that they are not feeling good during your favorite TV show then take a second to ask them why they not feeling good and let them know you care.