Are there habits happy couples practice that helps them stay happy and healthy in their relationships? Read on to discover.
Being happy in a relationship is something every couple should invest in. Happiness is a choice and those who want it must do or let go of things that will bring happiness. Are you finding it difficult to be happy in your marriage relationship? Here are 20 daily habits of happy couples you should start practising with your spouse.
Habits Of Happy Couples
Forgiveness is one major habit of happy couples. This habit helps them stay healthy and happier in their relationships.
Happy couples get angry but they don’t allow their anger to last longer. They might quarrel or fight now, but in the next one hour, they have reconciled and forgiven each other. In a relationship, happiness does not just come simply because you married the right person. You have to invest in it by letting go of anger and resentment. And you cannot let go unless you forgive. You cannot stay happy in your marriage whereas you can’t forgive your spouse. So, start practising forgiveness from today.
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2. Doing things together
Happy couples stay together and do things together. A couple who spends time together stays happy in their relationship. They always make out time for each other. They know when to suspend every other activity just to have fun with their partner. They’re not doing that simply because they’re less busy. But they understand that these little habits are the secrets to staying happy in a relationship. Furthermore, they make joint decisions. Whatever they agree on stands.
3. Honest communications
Healthy communications help you to get in touch with your partner’s feelings. Happy couples communicate often but in an honest way. They don’t hide anything from each other. And they try to listen to each other’s opinions to know the areas they’re failing in their relationship.
4. They trust each other
No matter how heavily you invest in your relationship in order to be happy, if you can’t trust your partner, all your efforts are in vain. Happy couples have the habit of trusting each other even when they hear something suspicious about their partner.
5. They care less about what people say
If you listen to everything people speak about you, your partner and your relationship, you will never be happy in your marriage. And this is one of the secrets of happy couples.
6. They’re always grateful
Gratitude is one of the secrets of couples who stay happy in their relationships. Grateful people are content with their partner and whatever they have. They appreciate their partner’s efforts and love and they do not demand more than their spouse can do for them.
7. They compliment each other
“Making your partner feel appreciated is the key to a happy relationship, and a well-executed compliment is one of the easiest ways to go about that,” notes Candice Jalili
There is power in compliments. How do you feel when someone says something nice about you? I guess you will be happy. Complimenting each other is another habit you should know about couples who stay happy in their relationships.
8. They have great sex
Sex creates bonds and helps to sustain intimacy between couples. Happy couples understand this secret and they don’t play with their sex life. They have sex at least every week.
9. They respect each other
Both their own emotional and material needs and that of their spouse are adhered to. They don’t take each other for granted. This helps them avoid any possible relationship problem that will destroy their union.
10. They send each other love notes
Love messages are not only for the newly wedded couple. It is something you should do often to always make each other happy. In the daily life of happy couples, the husband sends the wife love letters, and the wife also sends the husband love letters for him.
11. They walk hand in hand
Have you ever seen a couple handing each other while walking on the street? Unhappy couples cannot do that. This habit helps them stay happy in their relationship.
12. They go to bed together
Happy couples go to bed at the same time. In some homes, you will find out that the wife or the husband stays awake till their partner has slept before joining him or her. Couples who stay happy in their marriage don’t act this way.
13. They don’t compare their relationship with others
Happy couples are always satisfied with their love life and work daily to improve it. They avoid comparing their relationship with that of their friends or colleagues at work.
14. They tolerate each other
Tolerance is a secret to happiness in any relationship. If you lack the ability to endure or accept certain conduct from your partner, you will never stay happy in your relationship. And tolerance is one of the lifestyles of happy couples. There is no happy marriage or relationship without compromise.
15. They have date nights
Going on dates does not and shouldn’t stop after getting married. It is something you should do at least once in a while to stay happy.
16. They give each other space
Space is important in every relationship. Happy couples allow each other to have time for themselves and do what they love. They’re never clingy in a relationship. Rather, they give themselves the freedom to do other things without neglecting their relationship or their partner.
17. They make sacrifices
You cannot sustain a relationship without sacrificing your time, efforts and other necessary things to keep the relationship alive. Couples who stay happy in their relationship make sacrifice a routine.
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18. They don’t involve a 3rd party in their relationship
Nothing destroys a relationship like involving a 3rd party in it. There are certain problems you can settle on your own as a couple. You don’t have to invite your parents or friends to settle every argument or fight you have with your partner.
19. They attend marriage seminars
Attending relationship seminars shouldn’t be done only before marriage. It is something you should keep practising. There you will learn new ways to sustain and build your relationship. That is how happy couples get inspiration on how to keep the spark in their relationship.
20. They get out of debts
Debts can cause you and your partner to be unhappy in a relationship. Happy couples try their best to settle every debt that will bring them embarrassment and unhappiness. So, if you’re still in debt, do well to clear them to have peace of mind in your marriage relationship.
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