In a long term relationship, there are going to be times when you feel like your relationship is no longer how it used to be. You might feel that you are not as sweet to each other anymore, or that you no longer talk to each other as much as you did before. You can still feel the love there but it’s like you are just not exerting as much effort anymore to be as close to each other.
If your relationship is going through this phase, here are some of the most effective and scientifically proven ways to improve or revive a relationship.
Strengthen Your Friendship
Friendship is definitely one of the best foundations to build a relationship. How connected you are to your partner has a great effect on the satisfaction that you are going to feel in your relationship. Regardless of any insecure attachment style or whatever relationship trouble you might have, you will feel more secured and attached to your partner if you develop a deeper friendship with each other. You can solidify your friendship with each other by doing something that both of you love, talking about things more and staying up to date with each other’s life.
Find Your Common Goals
According to the research study that was conducted with a dating site in the United Kingdom, about 13% of couples reported that they longer have or are working toward any common goals. That kind of a relationship is like a ticking time bomb. Another research study showed that couples who share the same goals and dreams in life have a more satisfying and a longer lasting relationship. Have you been feeling like you and your partner have been out of sync lately? If you answered yes, then maybe it is time for you and your partner to have coffee together on a relaxing Sunday morning and discuss your philosophy in life. You should talk about what you both want your life to be like, what you want your life to be about, what your plans for the future are and where you both want to end up. Look for what both of you commonly want and talk about the things that you can do to achieve your goals.
Appreciate Each Other
Think back about how things were before, how you both used to go out of the way just to impress each other. One of the secrets of a long and fulfilling relationship is continuing to appreciate your partner actively. That does not mean that you always have to go that extra mile to pull something off, regular efforts, even just the most little things that will show your partner that you appreciate him can already do a lot of wonders to help improve your relationship. You can start by giving daily compliments to your partner. You can complement that food that your loved on prepared and you can thank him for fixing the problem you were having with your laptop. The rule is that you have to make sure that you really mean what you are going to say.