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Tips for Building a Healthy Relationship

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Falling in love vs. staying in love

For most people, falling in love usually seems to just happen. It’s staying in love—or preserving that “falling in love” experience—that requires commitment and work. Given its rewards, though, it’s well worth the effort.

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Spend quality time face to face

You fall in love looking at and listening to each other. If you continue to look and listen in the same attentive ways, you can sustain the falling in love experience over the long term

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Commit to spending some quality

No matter how busy you are, take a few minutes each day to put aside your electronic devices, stop thinking about other things, and really focus on and connect with your partner.

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stop thinking about other things, and really focus on and connect with your partner.

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Find something that you enjoy doing together

whether it is a shared hobby, dance class, daily walk, or sitting over a cup of coffee in the morning.

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Try something new together

Doing new things together can be a fun way to connect and keep things interesting. It can be as simple as trying a new restaurant or going on a day trip to a place you’ve never been before.

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Focus on having fun together

Couples are often more fun and playful in the early stages of a relationship. However, this playful attitude can sometimes be forgotten as life challenges start getting in the way or old resentments start building up.

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One the most powerful ways of staying close and connected is to jointly focus on something you and your partner value outside of the relationship.

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Do things together that benefit others

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Good communication is a fundamental part of a healthy relationship. When you experience a positive emotional connection with your partner, you feel safe and happy.

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Stay connected through communication

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While a great deal of emphasis in our society is put on talking, if you can learn to listen in a way that makes another person feel valued and understood, you can build a deeper, stronger connection between you.

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Be a good listener

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