10 Things Happy Couples Never Do
Happy couples have healthy habits. They manage their emotions, thoughts and behaviors in ways that set them up for a loving and happy relationship with their partner. Check out these things that happy couples don’t do in order to be happy and feel loved by their partner.
They never go months without going out on a date, or spending time together.
Happy couples don’t forget to plan dates, or make time for their relationship. They know it’s important to have time together and regular plans to do so.
They never sleep in separate rooms.
Whether it’s a snoring problem or they are upset with one another, happy couples work it out so they are together in the same bed every night.
They never hold grudges or attack one another below the belt in their fights.
All couples argue, but happy couples don’t say mean or hurtful things to make their partner feel bad. They also don’t hold grudges. We are all human, and we all make mistakes. They know how to repair and reconnect quickly.
They never feel their partner doesn’t listen to them, or support them.
Happy couples really listen to each other. They validate each other’s feelings, counting on each other to be there during good times and bad. They have no doubt their partner will be there for them.
They never go weeks or months without having sex or being intimate.
Sex is an important part of any healthy relationship, and happy couples know that. They make time for it and find ways to spice it up, so it doesn’t get boring.
They never forget to say, “I love you.”
“I love you” is a powerful expression, and needs to be said daily. No matter how many times happy couples say this to each other, they know it always makes their partner smile.
They compliment one another.
When was the last time you told your partner she looked beautiful, or that blue shirt looked good on him? Happy couples make it a point to give each other compliments, because they know it makes their mate to feel appreciated and attractive.
They do new things together.
It is easy to get stuck in a rut and go on the same dinner-and-a-movie date every weekend. Happy couples know it’s fun to try new restaurants, or activities to avoid getting bored.
They value alone time.
This might sound strange, since I said before happy couples spend time together and do new things. As important as that is, alone time is also important. You should never be dependent on your partner for your happiness. You need time with your friends, or the opportunity to develop your own passions that fill you up. Having a little independence will make your relationship stronger. The trick is to find a good balance between spending time together and having alone time.
They don’t expect marriage to be easy.
Happy couples know that marriage isn’t always easy. There are ups and downs. They do not see rough patches in their marriage as a reason to head for divorce, or to start thinking they married the wrong person. They see the relationship problems for what they are—a normal part of marriage—and view them as an opportunity to learn and grow together as a loving couple.
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