7 Immensely Popular Things That Couples Do Everyday
Due to the daily pressures, distractions, and dynamics of modern life, a romantic couple doesn’t have to be dysfunctional to grow distant over time. Long working hours can push date night, and romantic vacations to last place on the priority list.
It’s easy to fall in love, but much harder to stand in love, which requires intentionally creating moments of connection and intimacy.
If you are in a healthy relationship or are happily married, you won’t need to draw inspiration from Disney characters. You have your own fairy tale, written only by you two.
We don’t need gems, bling, cash, and all otherworldly valuables to stay content. There are little things we do every day that are capable of making us joyous.
1. Communication Is The Key
A good relationship thrives on the open exchange of emotion, desires, and beliefs. Don't know about everyone else, but for us, communication is one of the biggest keys to a successful relationship.
Not being able to communicate well with your partner can lead to stress, frustration, and even trust issues. Being open and honest with your partner creates a foundation of trust, which is crucial to any healthy relationship.
If you are bothered about something or have an objection to something your partner is doing, talk. Communication is such a huge part of our day-to-day lives. When done correctly, it helps us understand how the other person is feeling and what they are thinking.
2. Sharing Common Interest
Sharing some common interests (not all) with your partner is a sign of a healthy relationship. Happy couples tend to enjoy each other’s company no matter what they are doing.
Common interests breed passion. Having shared interests a lot of the time makes it easier to have common ground and start to have a passionate conversation.
But shared interests are not really important. What is important is that you appreciate each other's interests. Shared interests can be a problem too because you feel you are competing with each other.
3. Spending Time Together
“There is no one busy in this world, it’s always about priorities. You will always find time for things you feel important.” ~ Anonymous
We are talking about quality time, but why do we need it in a relationship that has already gained maturity and the couple has found a comfortable and predictable routine?
It is because, no matter how much you know each other, with time, there will be something new to discover, including their changing interests, passion, aspirations and even friends or enemies.
Effective communication and quality time together thus plays a major role in sustaining a relationship, preventing it from becoming boring.
You can opt to read a book together and get creative, trying out a hobby. You can also plan outings on a weekly basis, choosing a location on which you both agree.
4. Snuggling And Cuddling
Going to bed at the same time doesn’t always mean having sex. Cuddling often gets conflated with sex because it releases oxytocin, a hormone that promotes bonding, and like sex, cuddling can lower blood pressure, ease pain, and increase sexual and life satisfaction.
But it’s obviously not the same as sex, and cuddling does not have to be romantic. Cuddling improves sleep. Cuddling a woman triggers an emotion in her that makes her feel safe with you. Snuggle depicts drawing close of people in a cozier position to get warmth or to show affection.
5. Hug and Peck
For some, this may sound like a silly thing to do every day, but this “silly” matter is actually a powerful medicine to keep you two happy.
However, Kissing and Hugging are not at all necessary if the relationship is meant for true love. Sometimes it's the situation that is favorable for hugging and Kissing.
If both feel some physical attraction with each other's agreeing kissing can be done. Hugging helps out when a partner is in fear or feeling a little bit down. It works!
6. Believing In PDA
Happy couples enjoy PDA. Small public displays of affection (PDA), like hand-holding, putting an arm around someone, or even just touching their knee, can help a person gain insight into their partner's private thoughts.
While many people wouldn't feel comfortable making out in the middle of the street, most people appreciate some sort of light physical contact from their love interest.
But you might want to talk about it first. That might sound counterintuitive, or even scarier than simply reaching out to hold someone's hand, but figuring out someone's PDA comfort level is an important step toward understanding their overall "love language".
7. Planing Futures Together
There is nothing more terrifying than the unknown of the future, and sometimes talking about the future with your partner is just as terrifying. One of the great things about being in a relationship with someone is essentially building a life together.
It ultimately becomes less about the butterflies and more about the union one can have with another person. Although, butterflies are always a great bonus.
Planning your futures can take two forms. One, sit down with calendars, calculators, and note pads. Two, have a deep and meaningful conversation on future plans for your lives together. For instance, happy couples have a thing of planning everything together, regardless of how small the matter is.
Happy couples never have the same character. And they have a good understanding of their differences. It doesn’t take a lot of effort; small gestures are enough for a happily ever after!