For most of us, entering a relationship may be an easy decision. It can go either way depending on how prepared we are for something serious. Despite this, we can all probably agree on one thing. The decision to be with a person could be easy but deciding to stay in a relationship requires a lot of work.
Routines That Allow Us To Stay In A Relationship, Connected & Contended
However, if we put in the work at the beginning of the relationship, we might just reap the fruits of our labor. If we remain consistent, we don’t have to put in a lot of work to stay in a relationship or remain connected and contended with our partner. We just need to establish the following routines:
1. Going to bed at the same time.
While you may not be able to have dinner together because of your work schedule, you can try to arrange your time so that you can both be at home at night. Then, decide to go to bed at the same time. You can talk, snuggle, have an intimate moment, or do whatever things that you were not able to do during the day.
2. Have a special spot and visit it regularly.
It is nice to assign a special spot – a special place whether at home or just within your vicinity that can be considered your most memorable place. Keep building memories there.
3. Honor milestones.
You may not be very cheesy but your partner may like marking the milestones in your relationship. For example, he or she may be fond of remembering when you first when to the movies together. Honor these times and do something special on that day.
4. Celebrating holidays together.
Holidays normally mean that most people do not have work. If you find yourselves having free days for holidays, spend it together. You may want to visit friends, family, or just have a vacation. It doesn’t matter as long as you are together.
5. Scheduling date nights.
Date nights are essential in every relationship. These are nights when you spend light-hearted moments with your partner. You may do it once a week or whatever your schedule permits. Try to honor that schedule all the time.
Yes, most of these tasks will take some adjustments on both you and your partner’s schedules, but remember, the more of these tasks you do in the beginning, the easier it will be in the long-run. For more tips on improving relationships, read more posts on the blog.