Top 10 New Year resolutions for couples

It’s 2018 and people are making New Year resolutions that will guide them throughout the year. And couples need to have relationship resolutions as well.

When couples make New Year resolutions together, it keeps them bonded to each other. It also makes them accountable to each other because they have both agreed to work on their relationship as a team.

If you are wondering where to begin in making new year resolutions as a couple, try these points for a better, romantic and sweeter relationship in 2018.


Connect with each other everyday
The struggle to make ends meet sometimes gets in the way of couples connecting with each other. In 2018, consciously set aside a specific time each day that you and your partner will spend quality time together.

Work together to be financially fit

Make 2018 the year you hit your financial goals. Financial goal-setting as a couple is a wonderful way to start off the new year. It makes couples feel they are taking charge of their money, together.

Work towards having more sex
Sex is a key component of a healthy relationship. Couples need to make a commitment to prioritize sex. They should plan it and make it work in 2018.

Turn off gadgets at bedtime
While smartphones, iPads, and TV make lives easier, they also make people disconnect from each other. This 2018, couples should decide to put away their devices at a certain time each night to focus on each other and on being present for each other.

Decide to be fit for your partner
You can decide to join a gym together or decide to take up a new sport together. When you are healthy, you are going to reap the benefits in other parts of your relationship.

Limit squabbles and petty quarrels
If you must have a misunderstanding with your partner, try to avoid petty arguments and insults. One fight isn’t a big deal, but over time, small hurtful comments can destroy your relationship.

Strive for emotional honesty
When couples are emotionally dishonest, it takes a toll on their relationship. It’s hard to keep trusting someone who is not honest with you. When there is honesty and transparency in relationships, couples are better off for it and their relationship can stand the test of time.

Listen more, talk less
Pay attention to what your partner is saying and ask follow-up questions. This is one of the best things you can do for your relationship in 2018. Active listening is a skill that couples should learn for a blissful relationship.

Give more praise and criticize less
When you spend a lot of time with someone, it becomes easy to overlook the things that are great about them. Instead of dwelling on your partner’s bad habits in 2018, remind yourself of the reasons you fell in love with them in the first place. Then remind them of their great qualities.

Play together

In 2018, infuse your relationship with play. Have pillow fights, talk in funny voices, and do something creative together. Stepping outside of your routine can bring you and your partner closer than before. It will also ensure that things don’t get boring between you.

 

Kate

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