5 Habits of Happy Couples: How to Build a Strong Relationship

5 Habits of Happy Couples: How to Build a Strong Relationship

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It's no secret that relationships take work. But what are the habits of happy couples that make them successful? In this blog post, we will discuss five habits to help build a strong and lasting relationship. If you and your partner are looking to live up to the full potential of your relationship, then be sure to read on!

  1. They have regular date nights

One of the most important habits of happy couples is having regular date nights. It’s easy to get complacent and stop putting in the effort you did when you were first dating, but no matter how busy your schedules may be, it's important to make time for each other. Date nights give you a chance to reconnect and grow as a couple. If you're feeling stuck in a rut, then mix things up! Try something new or go on an adventure together. It's important to keep things fresh in your relationship.

  1. They show active appreciation for each other

Another habit of happy couples is showing active appreciation for each other. Let your partner know how much you appreciate them, both big and small gestures matter! Sometimes we can get so caught up in our day-to-day lives that we forget to show our loved ones how much they mean to us.

  1. They are willing to learn and grow

Happy couples are also willing to learn and grow together. Whether it's attending a relationship workshop or reading a book on communication, you're both committed to bettering yourselves and your relationship.

  1. They strike the right balance with the 5 to 1 ratio

According to a relationship expert John Gottman, happy couples have what he calls "positive sentiment override." This means that for every one negative thing they say about their partner, they say five positive things or for every negative interaction or argument, couples have five positive interactions. That's a ratio any relationship can benefit from! So, start counting and make sure your positive to negative ratio is at least five-to-one. 

  1. They take responsibility for their own happiness

Lastly, happy couples take responsibility for their own individual happiness. Only when you work on resolving your traumas, build self-awareness, strive to become your best self and build your own happiness, will you be able to find true joy in your relationship. Choose to take charge of your wellbeing rather than relying on your partner to make you happy or placing unrealistic expectations on them.

If you want to build a strong and lasting relationship, start with these five habits of happy couples! By implementing these into your relationship, you're setting yourselves up for success. Just remember, it takes two people to make a relationship work so both of you need to be on board. 

Do you have any other tips on how to build a strong relationship? Share them in the comments below.

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