With Christmas around the corner, love is in the air - especially with all those mistletoes around! Sadly, Christmas can be an extremely stressful time for many couples, both emotionally and financially.
With this in mind, we thought it would be a nice idea to share our tips to keep your partner happy, this Christmas and throughout the rest of the year!
Stop chasing the dragon!
Here, the “dragon” represents perfection. Some of you may have already found that “perfect” spouse, while others are constantly trying to improve their other half.
Having unrealistic expectations about who the other person “will become” or how ideal the relationship will always be destined for disaster. Great relationships require ongoing effort based upon the love and values shared. Allow for shortcomings, and be flexible as you work to create and maintain a great –but real– relationship.
Focus on yourself
It's just as vital to spend quality time together as it is to allow your partner time to do something they like on their own. In any partnership, you must preserve a healthy sense of "self." Consider your own lost interests, and become involved in personal endeavors that allow you to express your passions and particular abilities.
Share the goss!
Partners that are open and honest with one other have the finest relationships. They are not scared to reveal intimate details about themselves to their spouse. Sharing secrets with each other requires a strong sense of safety and trust — secrets that disclose your deepest wishes, hopes, and disappointments.
Vulnerability fosters closeness and improves the link between partners. Being a secure place for your spouse to reveal their secrets is a way to honour each other.
Those are a few of our tips for a healthy and happy relationship and/or marriage! Still unsure whether these tips work? The oldest couple in the world, Julio Cesar Mora Tapia, 110, and Waldramina Maclovia Quinteros Reyes, 104, say their "secret formula" is "love + maturity + mutual respect."
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