16 Relationship Resolutions Every Couple Should Make
Surprise: It’s not enough to just tell your partner you love them! Pick one (or more!) of these expert relationship resolutions to make 2019 the year you star in your own personal rom-com, happy ending and all.
1. Avoid the â€˜automatic noâ€™ trap
â€œIn 2018, resolve that you will do what your partner prefers unless you have a strong objection to doing it.
2. Be a partner, not a player
â€œResolve that you will focus on what is best for the couple and not just what is best for you, individually.
3. Donâ€™t turn a molehill into a mountain
â€œThis year, couples should resolve to not let little upsets grow into big ones.
4. Donâ€™t forget to have fun!
â€œCouples are told to spend time together, but itâ€™s more important that their time together is positive.
5. Answer this tough questionâ€”honestly
â€œCome up with a list of things you can do to improve your relationship.
6. Question your feelings before letting them fly
â€œWhen you get upset, before you lash out first, ask yourself why?
7. Love is spelled T-I-M-E
â€œYou canâ€™t meet one anotherâ€™s needs well if you arenâ€™t spending enough time together.
8. Say the two most important relationship words every day
â€œResolve to say â€˜thank youâ€™ every day this year.
9. Remember: Itâ€™s not always so personal
â€œYour attitude can change everything, so if your partnerâ€™s words or actions upset you, decide to keep it light and not to take it personally.
10. Dirty dishes in the sink? Let it go
â€œEveryone wants to be loved and accepted, regardless of their faults.
11. Donâ€™t throw away those vacation brochures
â€œJanuary sometimes feels a bit flat after the excitement of the festive season, so resolve to book a weekend break sometime in the coming year.
12. The couple that serves together, stays together
â€œA great resolution is to get involved in a worthwhile charity venture together, like a race or fundraiser.
13. Stop making assumptions
â€œMake this the year you consciously make fewer assumptions.
14. Do the three â€œAâ€™sâ€ every day
â€œResolve to do the â€˜triple A checklistâ€™ daily, consisting of attention, affection, and appreciation.
15. Make 5 your lucky number
â€œResearch has found that happy couples have a ratio of at least five positive interactions for every one negative interaction.
16. Schedule a daily debrief
â€œI encourage couples to make a resolution to schedule 15 to 20 minutes each day for a number of reasons:
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