Did you know that around 80% of couples say that Facebook is one of the main reasons for their breakups? They say that it’s because their partners spend more and more of their time on their smartphones than on their actual conversations. Being in a successful relationship is more than just spending a lot of your time with one another.
It’s all about the QUALITY of the time that you spend together in your relationship. And if you don’t know how to spend more quality time in your relationship, then this article is for you. There are certain good habits that you and your partner can be practicing to become closer to one another.
1. Cook and eat your meals together.
A way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, right? Well, it’s the same for a woman too. There’s always something so incredibly intimate and sweet about two people in a relationship sharing a meal together.
It would even be a lot sweeter if the two of you put your shared efforts into preparing the meal as well. It’s a great way for you to bond and unwind as a couple after a day of being apart.
2. Talk about the best parts of your day with one another.
It’s always nice when you are able to keep tabs on each other’s lives. So make an effort to open up to one another about the best parts of your day. Give each other the highlights and make sure that your partner is actually up to speed with everything that is going on in your life. You always want to make each other feel included.
3. Stare longingly into each other’s eyes.
There’s just something so inherently romantic and intimate about staring deep into your partner’s eyes. They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul and there is much merit behind this idea.
Just try to stare longingly into your partner’s eyes for a bit and see what kind of feelings are going to be invoked inside of you.
4. Reminisce the “firsts” of your relationship.
Sometimes, one of the best ways to strengthen the bond of your romance is to remind yourselves of the depth of the journey that you have undertaken together.
It’s always nice to look back at the many memories that the two of you have shared as a couple. These serve as tokens for you as you take your relationship to greater heights.
5. Give each other a nice massage.
A massage is a very sweet and intimate way of letting your partner know that you care deeply about their comfort and happiness. When you try to massage your partner, you are essentially letting them know that you want them to relax and that you can always find comfort in you. It’s also a great way to lead to sexual intimacy.
6. Sing and dance for each other.
You don’t have to be the best singers in the world. But that shouldn’t stop you from trying to serenade your partner with your favorite love songs. It’s all done in good fun after all. It’s like dancing with one another. Music has a way of just bonding two people together.
7. Read a book together.
Reading is always a good idea. They say that being well-read is one of the greatest attributes that a human being can have. It can help expand perspective and it can make us more introspective and communicative. And when you read together, it’s a great way for the two of you to have quality time with one another without having to talk at all.
8. Talk about why you’re thankful for each other.
Always make sure that your partner knows that you are grateful and appreciative of the efforts that they are putting into your relationship. You never want your partner to feel like you are ungrateful or that you are taking them for granted. That is why whenever you have an opportunity to express your gratitude for your partner, take it.
9. Put all gadgets away when you’re in bed.
Minimize the distractions whenever the two of you are in bed together. Your social media feeds can wait until another time. Take this opportunity for the two of you to bond and connect without being distracted by smartphones or laptops.
Just focus on being in the moment with the one you love most in the world.
10. Go to sleep at the same time.
There’s a different kind of comfort that comes with falling asleep at the same time with the person you’re madly in love with. You get to drift away into dreamland together with the one who holds the key to your heart.