A romantic relationship between two people is unlike any other in life. You can have multiple friends and colleagues, but you can (or should) only have one “significant other.” And trust me on this, habits can have a powerful impact on your relationship. Once you put the habits into practice the eventually become an act of unconsciousness.  You need to work to make sure that your relationship grows strong and stay strong.

I have a list of few simple and easy habits to prop up a happy and healthy twosome.

1. The key ingredient……Respect 

Showing respect towards your partner is the first milestone that you have to achieve in the journey of being and maintaining a healthy relationship. It’s a habit worth creating and practising as it is the key element for a happy, healthy and long lasting bonding. You may have different viewpoints towards life but it does not mean you should degrade and disrespect your partner and put him down.

2. A must, once in a day……Reconnect

For a happy and long lasting relationship reconnecting with your partner over the day is very crucial. It can be as simple as sending a loving text or making a call to your partner as and when you get little free time from the busy schedule. Be more creative and try to focus on ways to reconnect with your partner. Couples who commit to prioritizing time to be together and shows affection are definitely the happiest.

3. Say a big No to….Comparison

We often compare our lives with other – what jobs people have, their homes, clothes etc. And with the help of social media, we have started to compare the relationships as well. Be content with what you have. Every person is unique in its own way and has their own style of expressing. Do not compare it with others. Comparing yourself to other couples is a recipe for disaster. Remember that the grass is not always greener on the other side.

4. The most crucial one…..Communication

Communicating with your partner plays an important role in maintaining a healthy relationship. Make a habit of discussing even the silly topics. Communicating makes you move ahead in your relationship whether it’s expressing your love every single moment or be any issue, communicate it all with our partner. In order to move forward and grow, you two need to be able to truly talk about your feelings.

5. Helping helps….Work together

It’s always fun when you work together for your home whether being cooking or cleaning. It’s the perfect opportunity to spend the quality time together. It builds a strong connection between a couple. It’s fine to enjoy little distractions, but it’s crucial to make sure you two are still engaging while working and spending quality time together to maintain a deep connection.

6. The magic word….Appreciation

Often we forget to let our partner know that how much we appreciate them. We do think it but do not remember to express. So appreciate your partner, it’s as simple as that. You can leave a love note before going to work or bring flowers at home or any other thing. Remember that a flower a day keep the fights at bay.

7. The wonderful feeling….Hold & Hug

Couples should just take out a little time each morning and night just to hold each other. Give a hug before leaving for work or hug before sleeping at night, kiss goodbye before leaving to work etc. Making out time to make eye contact with your partner and kiss them, shows that you prioritize your relationship even during the busiest of mornings or evenings. This is a wonderful way to start and end your day.

8. Be wise on….Disagreements

There will be times when you can disagree with your partner or certain issues but do not try to let down each other. Choose and solve your battles wisely instead of arguing and yelling. Differences of opinion had to be there in a relationship so it’s important to bring the issues to the forefront and walk through the hard times together. Don’t let small issues grow into big quarrels.