Do you feel like you’re losing the connection you once had with your partner and wonder how you might resurrect it?
If so, this article is for you.
Sometimes, life overwhelms us and we find ourselves not having enough time for ourselves and for our significant others. Exhausted by the intensity of our lives, we often end up spending our free time doing senseless activities like watching TV while sitting next to one another. But if we take some time to think about how we can better spend our time together we can certainly rebuild our lost connection.
One of the main principles in Gottman Method relationship counseling is shared meaning within a relationship. Some of their best recommendations include rituals and connection, which is greatly helpful for reconnecting with your partner. They can be daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, or any time period you chose. They must be planned and intentional and advisably include something you both enjoy doing.
Rituals of connection can help build a much happier and healthier relationship. They can also increase closeness and intimacy, as well as improve friendship and create a stronger bond in the relationship. Rituals of connection do not have to be too time-consuming when done on a regular daily basis.
Here are some examples of rituals of connection you can incorporate into your relationship:
- Hit the gym together
- Drink your morning coffee together
- Cook dinner as a team
- Do a date night every week
- Go on vacations together
- Be together on holidays, anniversaries, and birthdays
- Talk about a common future
- Hug each other and say goodbye properly when leaving home
- Reunite warmly when coming back home
- Schedule game nights
- Get-togethers with friends and family
- Keep in touch during work hours
- Give yourself massages
- Have regular sex
- Go for drives together
- Try new places to eat
- Go to church as a couple
- Engage in hobbies and try taking some classes together
- Go for walks
- Prepare for work together
- Talk about your days
- Take care of each other when ill
- Go shopping together
Making time for you and your significant other to do activities as a couple can strongly boost the positive part of your relationship. It gives you things to look forward to that are special just between you two.
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