It is widely believed that relationships end around this time of year (holidays) due to unexplained issues between partners or spouses. It is also widely known that the holidays bring family, friends and loved ones closer. As against the common belief, the holidays should be a time when people especially couples strengthen bonds and feelings for each other. Below are seven ways couples can make the most of the season.
Pen Down Your Feelings
In relationships we often tell each other that we love each other, write â€œlove youâ€ on e-mails, and show affection, but do we take the time to write out how we feel? A random note can lift your partner/spouse up on a dark day during the holidays. Try it!
In many relationships, the cooking duties fall to one person or the other. That is not necessarily a bad thing, but preparing a meal together can be a fun and enlightening experience. It promotes teamwork, and in some cases, stretching your abilities to try something new.
Make a Bucket List
Bucket lists are all the rage right now. How about trying one as a couple? Listing achievable goals or places to get to as a couple can give you both something to strive for and to look forward to. Itâ€™s easy to get stuck in a routine, but a bucket list can get you out!
Spend Time Apart
This may seem counter-intuitive to a healthy relationship, but it is actually really important. Couples should be happy to get time apart for their own activities and friends, as they are important for developing the whole person. Itâ€™s important not to spend too much time apart, but each relationship has just the right amount to stay healthy.
Go On Vacation
Taking a vacation allows you both to recharge your batteries and spend important quality time together. This holiday is a good time to be together and discover each other even better.
Build Strong Friendships
Having strong friendships is key to a healthy life and a healthy relationship. Find good friends and plan regular events with them, especially couple friends who also believe in having a healthy relationship.
Visit Each Other’s Families
If you haven’t had time to visit each other’s families before now, this holiday is the perfect time for that. Make out time to see family and friends together.