Do you ever stop and ask yourself why you and your partner can never find time for just yourselves?
Happy New Year! The turn of a new year, new month, or even a new day, can bring a spark of new hope and motivation! As you are getting into the new year and planning on all the ways you will be a better you, I want to remind you of how you and your partner can set goals for your relationship!
It’s that time of year to start finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list. But when it comes to your partner, how do you find the right one?
Expressing gratitude is healthy for your physical health and for your relationship health as well! Studies have found that expressing gratitude in a relationship adds a small boost of wanting to hold onto the relationship, therefore leading to working to maintain the relationship’s happiness. It makes sense that if you feel appreciated and you appreciate your partner that you will both want to continue to express your gratitude towards each other.
I have discussed in a previous blog series of how to maintain intimacy and passion in your long-term relationship, and while this approach is thinking more of the long term stability of intimacy, I know there are times in which you and your partner are experiencing differences in your desire. In fact, one study found that 80% of couples experienced a sexual desire discrepancy in their relationship (Rehman et al., 2011). So, don’t worry if this happens, it’s more common than you think.
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