In your dating life, do you believe that a bit of maintenance work in a relationship is necessary? There are a lot of couples who don’t believe so. However, in the long run, whether you want to admit it or not, you’re going to need some relationship maintenance to fix whatever issues that you have come across.
The Relationship Maintenance Checklist Everyone Needs
Before you even go through this checklist, you have to admit that your relationship needs a bit of work. It doesn’t matter if it’s a new relationship or you have been together for years. Everyone’s dynamics always needs adjusting, even if it’s just a little bit. Here’s the relationship maintenance checklist you can go through:
1. Make Your Partner Feel Good
When was the last time that you made your partner feel good about himself or herself? Say something nice like, “You look pretty today.” Or, you can speak some words of encouragement like, “You can do it. I know you’re going to do great on your presentation.”
2. Do Something You Enjoy
Definitely, you have a date night or you go on dates regularly. However, you may want to do something a bit different. Aside from date night, try taking a class together or try doing something that you genuinely enjoy. Whether it is hiking or cooking, do it together and have fun.
Sometimes, we have to validate whatever our partner feels. It’s a good way to communicate our support for the person we’re with. For example, let’s say your partner feels bad. You can say something like, “I know that you feel bad right now. What can I do to make you feel better?”
Remember that the goal is to rekindle the spark and make that re-connection with each other. Doing all of the four items on the list above every now and then is crucial to make your relationship better in the long run. If you’re doing regular engine checks with your car, why not check your relationship to see if something needs fixing? For more tips, read other posts on the blog.