10 ways to keep your relationship healthy and happy

10 ways to keep your relationship healthy and happy

Regular readers of this blog and/or anyone familiar with our approach here at The Happiness Institute will definitively know that happiness stems largely from positive relationships. 

Keep your relationships happy and you keep your life happy. 

With this in mind, today we bring you 10 simple tips to ensuring your key connections stay positive and pleasurable. Read on and enjoy…

by Helen Earley from LifeHack

Being in a relationship isn’t easy, but healthy couples know how to take the ups and downs; how to weather the storm.  Learn from the experts, with these ten ways to keep your relationship happy and healthy.  (And yes, you should be having sex every day!)

1. Communicate Openly

Research shows that communication style is more important than commitment levels, personality traits or stress in predicting which couples will stay happy.  Healthy couples don’t avoid conflict, but they do know how to keep the lines of communication open. Happy couples know that the best conversations happen without the distraction of phones, tablets and laptops.

2. Don’t Forget the Small Things

Saying please and thank you shouldn’t be reserved for the company. Manners are important – even with the person you’ve been with for 20 years. Extend the same respect to your spouse as you would to a visiting guest. Say please and thank you, make polite conversation and why not offer your partner a drink? A few manners and niceties will go a long way to maintaining a culture of mutual respect.

3. Exercise Together

Studies show that couples who exercise together are not only healthier, but more satisfied with their marriage. Psychology Today cites several studies that report that the symptoms of physiological arousal (the type of high you get from exercise) mimic the effects of sexual and romantic arousal. If you work out together, you will feel sexy, and in love!

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