1.) Maintaining Loving and Healthy Relationships
Finding that partner that you believe is the one forever is exciting and the ultimate in romance. As time goes by changes happen but it doesn’t have to spell the end of a loving and passionate relationship.
2.) Be a compassionate partner
Keep passion in your relationship, but with high emotion there is the temptation to judge. Separate facts from feelings. Think before you do or say something that might be hurtful to your partner. Use introspection. Would those words or that action hurt you? If so, then stop yourself and come up with a better plan.
3.) Be self-aware
Don’t let your relationship mirror what is going around you. Take a look at yourself and be sure that you are acting like someone that your partner would want to be around. If something at work is bothering you or if you are sad or hurting, communicate that to your partner rather than being moody or angry.
4.) Don’t try to change each other
Trying to recreate or manipulate each other into someone that you’re not just doesn’t work and can cause resentment. Remember who that person was that you fell in love with and why.
5.) Be a couple but maintain your own identity
Create an “us” that can house 2 “me’s”. Neither you nor your partner should be expected to fill each other’s emotional holes. That tugging can be burdensome and overwhelming. Allow each other to grow and have some independence. Time together should be viewed as a privilege and cause pleasure, not feel like an obligation.
That doesn’t mean just talk to your partner. Really listen. Share your thoughts, hopes, dreams and ask to hear what your partner’s are.
7.) Accept changes
Changes happen to all of us. As years go by our looks change so moments of intimacy may also change. Embrace the changes and understand that they do not mean that the love relationship is fading. In fact, time and experiences together can further solidify a relationship. Those changes can be viewed as added glue to the bond.
Cherish each moment together.
Listen, love, laugh and enjoy each other during this month of love.