Being in a relationship and making it work requires effort from both partners. Many people often think that it’s about the big things while infact it is the small things that count.
Things that we often take for granted may infact solidify our relationships and make them stronger. There are things that one can say to their partner to make them stay inlove;
“We can work it out.” – Numerous studies have found a link between marital happiness and how often couples refer to themselves as “we.” That’s because seeing yourself as a team makes you more likely to cope well with the day-to-day problems that are inevitable in any long-term relationship. What’s more, “we” lends a spirit of cooperation to your discussions — and that not only results in fewer disagreements, but also arguments that get resolved more quickly.
“I hear what you’re saying” – Many people complain about their partners not listening to them. People have a primal need to feel, both, heard and understood and especially in relationships. This statement doesn’t necessarily mean that you agree with what’s being said. But, it does send a critical message that you’re listening with an open mind. And when that happens, your significant other is far more likely to share his or her innermost thoughts and feelings with you, which, naturally, tightens your bond.
“I’m crazy about you” – Most of us think nice thoughts about our partners all the time, but all too often, we keep them to ourselves. Truth is, our significant others need to hear (again and again) how smart, charming, attractive, and wonderful we think they are. In fact, constant reminders from the person whose opinion they value most keep your partner’s self-confidence soaring, spirits high, and his/her connection to you closer than ever.
“WOW, Thank you” – In the happiest relationships, couples make a point of acknowledging all the little things from his clearing the table, picking up the dry cleaning or making your favorite meal. But, the closest couples add an exclamation to their thanks. Adding a “Wow!” is like underlining your thanks or putting it in bold type, so you know for sure that your partner feels loved and appreciated. In fact, according to behavioral science expert Craig S. Davis, Ph.D., an exclamation actually registers differently on the cochlea — the part of the inner ear that receives and analyzes sound — so your partner literally perks up, listens, and better hears what’s being said.
“Go for it” – This phrase brings the all-important “boom” factor into your relationship. Though short and sweet, it speaks volumes whenever you’re sharing thoughts, hopes, and dreams with one another by sending the message “I’ve got your back” loud and clear. In fact, a ton of research reveals that couples who serve as cheerleaders for one another are not only more optimistic about life and love, but are far more likely to live happily ever after