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30 Tips For A Great Relationship

Have you ever had a great relationship? If you have, then you most likely remember how great and exciting it was in the early stages of your relationship.

Many people often refer to the first several months of a relationship as the “honeymoon” stage. That is because early on in a relationship everything is wonderful and things are just clicking. You get butterflies every time you are with the other person, you get excited just at the thought of them, and you just have an amazing time every single time you are together..

But, the reality is that despite how easy and great any relationship is in the beginning, it is always necessary to invest in your relationship and be willing to do things that will allow it to flourish.

However, it is easy to overlook the importance of having a strategy that will allow you to continually give all you can to your relationship and make sure you are doing those things that will allow it to be a great, long lasting and amazing relationship.

Just like we have an approach for pursuing our goals, our careers and the other things we want, we need to make certain we also have an approach for maintaining great relationships in our life.

That means we have to be open and willing to do things that will be beneficial for our relationship and also be willing to invest all we can into our relationships. There are definitely many things you can do, but the most important thing is that you decide you are going to have an approach you keep top of mind. Your approach should include great things you can do daily to sustain and help your relationship flourish.

Here are 30 Tips to Consider to include as a part of your approach:

1.     Prioritize being kind over being right

2.     Every morning, remind yourself of one great thing about your significant other

3.     Be affectionate and loving

4.     Always be on the lookout for great things your significant other does to appreciate

5.     Realize that you have idiosyncrasies too

6.     Start and end every day telling your significant other “I love you”.

7.     Have “Talk Night” for at least a ½ hour every week where you turn off the tv and eliminate any other distractions so you can just focus on having a great conversation with each other

8.    Compliment your significant other every single time you notice something great about them

9.     Have consistent conversations about things other than kids, money, work and issues

10. See your relationship as an opportunity to learn from each other and be willing to change those things about yourself that are working against you

11. Talk about your dreams and desires

12. Be willing to do things your significant other enjoys doing, even if they are not necessarily your favorite things to do

13. Make sure you reserve time for date nights and special outings

14. Eat dinner together as often as possible

15. Talk calmly about any issues or concerns

16. Think about and do one great thing for your significant other every single day …  it can be something big or small

17. Laugh together

18. Always be willing to meet half way and compromise when appropriate

19. Support your significant other’s dreams and desires

20. Send texts and friendly messages throughout the day that show you are thinking about them

21. Be a great apologizer when you are wrong

22. Alone time is good, but make sure you are also spending as much time as you can together

23. Come home with little surprise gifts from time to time

24. Be open and over communicate

25. Talk to each other at least once during the day, no matter how busy you are

26. Be willing to see things from your significant other’s perspective

27. Be gentle, kind and pleasant

28. Always assume the best of your significant other until they give you a good reason to believe otherwise

29. Be an amazing listener

30. Love and Learn