2016 is drawing to a close, and we are preparing to enter 2017. Around this time of year people usually make new year resolutions to lose weight, make more money, stop smoking or drop some other bad habit.
Well, this year our team here at BlackLoveAdvice.com is suggesting that couples make a few very simple new year resolutions together that will improve their relationships.
If you want to make your relationship more loving, more trusting, and more caring, here are a few resolutions you can make that will help you achieve that goal.
Resolution 1: “I will make time for you no matter what.”
With work, school, and children, couples often find that making time for each other is difficult. But, this year, you should make the resolution that you will truly make time for your relationship.
Whether you are busy at the office, meetings, kids or anything else, make sure you make time for your spouse.
If you can make this effort, there will be a new turn in your relationship that will lead to prolonged happiness and satisfaction.
Resolution 2: “I will give compliments, especially when you deserve it.”
As time goes on many couples, get comfortable and stop showing each other the appreciation they did at the beginning of the relationship.
Don’t make this mistake in 2017.
Admire, compliment, and praise is something that can add value to any relationship.
Even if they don’t say it, your spouse needs your attention and admiration.
Couples must acknowledge the importance of their words if they want to create a bond that’s unbreakable.
Resolution 3: “I will communicate any issue I have instead of holding it in.”
Communication is a key to building a strong relationship. If you are having a hard time constructively communicating the things that upset you with your spouse, it’s time to work on that.
If you want your relationship to last, it’s important to communicate and not hold things in until they explode in an argument.
It’s also imperative that you get your point across clearly.
To help you do this, I suggest you read our article “Men vs Women: 6 Tactics to End Miscommunication”
Resolution 4: “I will not neglect the power of a simple ‘I love you.”
Out of the blue just call or text to say “I love you.”
Outside of this helping build a stronger relationship you have to realize that a lot of us didn’t make it to see 2017.
You never know when it will be your last chance to tell the people you are close to how much you care about them.
So make sure your partner and everyone else you are close to know exactly how much you love them.
Resolution 5: “I will show my appreciation.”
Commit to doing nice things for each other to show your appreciation.
Whether it’s breakfast in bed, a back rub, or an unexpected gift. Make sure you are always doing the little things that add up in a big way.
Random acts of kindness will add an immense amount of value to your relationship.
Resolution 6: “I will not neglect our sex life.”
As relationships mature past the honeymoon phase and life and it’s responsibilities become a bit more hectic, our sex lives often take a back seat.
However, having a satisfying sex life is usually necessary to keep both partners happy for the long term.
Don’t make excuses, make intimacy a top priority.
These are just a few very simple things you can do to make your relationship stronger in the coming year.
The key is to renew your relationship back to how it was when you first met. If you make it your duty to put forth the effort to keep your relationship going strong, 2017 could be the best year you’ve had as a couple yet.
Happy New Year To All!