We all crave that bond with our partner—the one where you just “get” each other. Here are a few tips that can help amplify the connection between you and your partner.
Don’t encourage their bad habits
Don’t be afraid to voice your concerns in fear that it will cause a disconnect between you. Approach the situation in a careful and loving way, one that will show your partner that you don’t agree with them prolonging an unhealthy habit.
Yes, pet names are pretty common, but you can make it unique by coming up with names for each other that only you two know and understand—it’ll be like your own little inside joke.
Recreate a memory from your honeymoon phase
Oh those euphoric days when you just couldn’t get enough of each other. They might have ended, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be relived. Visit the spot you both met or go to the restaurant where you had your first date.
Eating together is simple, fun, and it encourages communication. Have a nice night in. Put on some music and cook a meal with your partner, that way you both will be involved and working with each other on a delicious task.
Accept each other’s advice
We all appreciate some good ol’ influential feedback from our partners. According to Dr. Arnold, from Psychology Today, “Happy relationships consist of not just these efforts to influence or to connect, but accepting those efforts. In other words, if we mostly say “OK” to a request for help or turn toward our partner when they need us, the interaction affects how we both feel positively.”