7 great tips for more relationship happiness

7 great tips for more relationship happiness

via Bustle by Teresa Newsome

The honeymoon stage of any new relationship is one of the happiest, most exciting times in life. Then reality sets in and things go from super happy to regular life. If you employ hacks to massively improve your relationship happiness, you can keep your honeymoon stage going indefinitely. Or re-ignite some of those feelings of adoration that can get glossed over during the course of a busy life.

Because, I don't have to tell you, relationships are a lot of work. To stay happy most of the time requires a ton a patience, communication, and conflict resolution skills that you may or may not have. Not to despair though. Anyone willing to do the work can reap the benefits.

Sometimes that means compromises you don't want to make. Sometimes it means going on dates to events you hate. And sometimes it means just doing little things each day to keep the love fires burning. That's what I'm going to talk to you about today. As a former Domestic Violence Victim Advocate and Certified Planned Parenthood Responsible Sexuality Educator, I've talked to so many couples about what has gone wrong in their relationships, which gives a lot of insight into how to make things go right. Try a few of these little hack and watch the happiness explode all over your union.

1. Amp Up Your Hellos and Goodbyes

Let your partner know you're going to miss their presence when they leave. Give a kiss and a hug and remember to always say "I love you." And when they return, at the least, do the same. Every single day. Plus, every once in awhile, make your greetings extra special with gifts, naughty talk, or super sloppy makeouts. Well, maybe save those for when your partner comes home, so you don't make him or her late for work.

2. Add Some Sweet Routine

One of the best parts of my day is knowing that I'm going to have a romantic text message from my sweet wife when I wake up, no matter what. She never forgets. And most of the time, I get another one on her lunch break. It may seem like something small and boring and repetitive, but the routine of it makes it so special. It's love and affection and smiles I can count on. And it reminds me that she's thinking about me. I highly recommend it…

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