When getting serious in a relationship, do you look ahead at the possibility of divorce? Do you examine this relationship to really determine if it is right or good for you? Do you ignore red flags when they come up?
This article highlights some easy steps and things you can do to ensure the strength and health of your relationship with your significant other. In today’s hectic and busy world where everyone has a hand held device that many are glued and/or tied to, it is important to take time and make room for “quality time” in your relationship. That does not mean sitting together in a room while you are both on a device, not paying attention to one another. It means spending quality time that creates the foundation of your relationship. Actually having meaningful conversations daily.
In this article, Dr. Skylar, a PhD a licensed marriage and family therapist, says teamwork is an essential ingredient for the sustainability of a long-term relationship. Allowing partners to cultivate shared relationship goals and creating a meaningful shared life. One of the simplest ways is to sit down and truly have a meal together. That does not mean that you eat in the same room while watching tv and/or playing on your electronic device. It means having a meal together, sharing and actually talking with one another; having an actual conversation. Something as simple as making time to go to bed at the same time. This doesn’t have to end in an intimate sexual interlude; but could be simply cuddling before one goes to sleep and saying goodnight and I love you before going off to sleep.
This is a great read on some simple steps about how to make your relationship stronger and healthier.
Selected excerpt(s), photo and linked article courtesy of Jenn Sinrich of Martha Stewart Weddings and Erika Brown Photography.