Achieving a healthy, stable, and lasting relationship can be hard work.
A man and woman often must make a number of personal sacrifices, and they absolutely must make their relationship a top priority.
They also need to have a long-term plan for commitment, which will lay the foundation required to move forward with trust.
In fact, commitment is the first relationship goal to accomplish. However, there are many others if you want to build a solid relationship.
Here are a few #RelationshipGoals that all happy couples eventually accomplish.
1. Traveling Together.
When in a long term relationship things can become routine, and boredom can begin to set in. You also have the stresses of everyday life to deal with which can also put pressure on the relationship. Nothing can spice things up and relieve stress quite like traveling together.
An out of town vacation once or twice a year is a must. This is a relationship goal that you should make a priority.
2. Seeking to further their education together.
Furthering your education is a great goal to have individually, but it’s even better when you’re doing it with the person you love.
Our staff writer Jason Hill recently published an article that uncovered the interesting finding that educated couples have a lower chance of experiencing divorce. It’s hard to argue against the numbers.
Setting a goal to further your education together with the person you love will definitely strengthen your bond and lower your overall chances of a divorce or breakup.
3. Not missing date nights.
All couples should make it a priority to spend quality time together at least a few times a month. Having a scheduled date night is a way accomplish this
But here’s the thing…
Most couples at some point or another actually do set a date night. But it eventually gets lost in the shuffle of daily life, and it loses priority.
Don’t let that happen to you. Trust me when I tell you this is one of the most important relationship goals on this list. You should never allow your date nights get pushed to the side. It’s important that you share those moments together.
If it’s not an emergency nothing should stand in the way of your scheduled couples date nights.
4. Experiencing new things together.
Turning your lover onto new things they haven’t experienced is good. However, making plans for the two of you to experience things that you both haven’t experienced is even better.
This helps a couple grow together.
Life is full of adventure if you seek it. So take each other by the hand and go try something new. Exotic foods, rock climbing, two-step lessons. It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as you both think it sounds fun, go for it.
5. Getting physical together.
As a good friend of mine puts it “Health is wealth.” That’s a very true statement. If you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything.
With that in mind, one great relationship goal for couples to set is to become more physically active together.
Now I’m not saying you have to become health freaks that go to the gym every day and count every calorie. What I am saying is that you should make it one of your relationship goals to become more physically active together.
The great part about it is that it doesn’t have to be boring.
Here are a few fun activities you can do to easily mix physical activity into your relationship:
- Bike riding.
- Taking dance classes.
- Going swimming.
Every little bit of physical activity counts. Making good health a priority as a couple is a great relationship goal to have.
6. Seeking to better understand each other.
The gift of understanding is one of the best gifts you can give your partner. True, some of the things he says and does gets on your nerves and vice versa. But instead of arguing and trying to change each other you have to make it a relationship goal to try to understand each other.
To sum it up: Don’t trip over the little stuff. If it’s not a big deal, employ understanding instead of disagreement.
7. Learning to say F*ck the haters.
Haters gonna hate, and somebody is always gonna have something to say about somebody else’s relationship when 99% of the time their own relationship and love life is a disaster.
Make it one of your relationship goals to ignore the haters and enjoy your happiness.
Most people desire a long-lasting relationship with the person they love.
It’s a natural thing to want and have. But like anything worth having you have to work for it. Accomplishing these relationship goals are definitely a step in the right direction. In fact, at one point or another, most happy couples accomplish these things. Follow their example and start checking these #RelationshipGoals off of your list.