5 THINGS HAPPY COUPLES DO
March 07, 2017
“Love is a joint experience between two persons but the fact that it is a joint experience does not mean that it is a similar experience to the two people involved.” - Carson McCullers.
Healthy, loving romantic relationships all have one thing in common – the people in the relationship work hard at maintaining it. Have you ever wondered what it takes to keep the proverbial dew on the relationship rose? Here are five habits of happy couples that could give you some inspiration:
THEY LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
You see what you look for. If you're constantly on the look-out for put-downs and bitchiness, chances are you'll find it in your partner's behaviour towards you. On the other hand, if you're keeping an eye out for softness, you're more apt to notice the small kindnesses they extend.
THEY LET THEIR HAIR DOWN
Happy couples have lots and lots of FUN. Our day-to-day lives are often very serious and fraught with tension, which is why it is so important to take the time to share exciting activities when you have the chance. Yet another reason to make date night a priority!
THEY GET SOME
Jip, you guessed it, happy couples enjoy oodles of intimacy. In blatant terms, they have sex regularly. Studies have found that couples who report having a satisfying sex life are more likely to enjoy marital stability further down the line.
THEY NEVER TAKE THEIR PARTNERS FOR GRANTED
Expressing gratitude in your relationship creates a positive feedback loop – the more appreciated you feel by your partner, the more likely you are to feel gratitude towards them and vice versa. Additionally, when you know that your efforts are not going unnoticed, you are more likely to repeat the positive behaviour and strengthen your bond.
THEY LIKE THEMSELVES
Happy people have happy relationships. If both partners have high self-esteem, there is a higher chance of long-term relationship satisfaction because they each know their worth and are able to respond positively to constructive criticism.
There you have it – five habits of happy couples that allow them to breathe continuous life into the relationship. Do you have something special you and your partner do to keep the home fires burning? Get in touch and share the love!
“No matter what has happened. No matter what you’ve done. No matter what you will do. I will always love you.
I swear it.”
––Defiance by C.J. Redwine
“I wanted to tell you that wherever I am, whatever happens, I’ll always think of you, and the time we spent
together, as my happiest time. I’d do it all over again, if I had the choice. No regrets.”
––Boundless by Cynthia Hand
“And in her smile I see something more beautiful than the stars.”
––Across the Universe by Beth Revis
“It’s one thing to fall in love. It’s another to feel someone else fall in love with you, and to feel a
responsibility toward that love.”
––Every Day by David Levithan
“I love you the way a drowning man loves air. And it would destroy me to have you just a little.”
––The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
“I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things.
I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable,
and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and
I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”
––The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
“I never loved you any more than I do, right this second. And I’ll never love you any less than I do,
right this second.”
––Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
“Sometimes I can’t see myself when I’m with you. I can only just see you.”
––Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
“I am catastrophically in love with you.”
––Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
“I knew the second I met you that there was something about you I needed. Turns out it wasn’t
something about you at all. It was just you.”
––Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire