In a healthy relationship, it is important that you and your partner are always happy with yourselves and each other. Keeping a high level of happiness over a long period of time can be difficult, so here are 10 tips and tricks to keep your partner happy!
The power of listening is something that is oftentimes overlooked and forgotten. A partner should be there as someone who you can talk to about anything and who is willing to listen, no matter what. Keeping your partner happy consists of being a good listener and comprehending what they have to say. Studies show that listening without giving advice or trying to console someone actually helps more so don’t feel obligated to try to offer a fix for all their problems, but just be there to listen.
2. Give Compliments
In a relationship, especially if it’s been a while, compliments don’t come around as often. A simple compliment goes a long way in making someone happy and whenever you can, a complement of any sort is great.
3. Act Rationally
Along with plenty of good things in relationships also comes the bad and ugly: fights, misunderstandings, and arguments. While in a relationship act rationally; take time to make impactful decisions and don’t act based off of sheer emotion because it may be overdramatic and unnecessary.
4. Speak Your Heart
Emotions are some of the most interesting and confusing things for humans because they are uncontrollable, spontaneous, and overwhelming. Don’t be surprised if you feel an array of emotions while in a relationship, and also don’t be afraid to vocalize how you feel. Tell your partner how much they mean to you or tell them what’s wrong. Always speak your heart because your gut feeling and instinct will guide you the right way.
5. Go Out Of Your Way
If you live by the expectation that cruising through a relationship will work long term, then you’re in for a rude awakening. A relationship will always take time and effort, and if you are looking to keep your partner happy, do so by going out of your way for them. Make sacrifices and decisions that may not beneficially affect you, but will make them happy. And hopefully, they will reflect this same commitment for you.
6. Give Them Things
Presents aren’t always necessary in a strong relationship and should never be the root of your connection. But they are inevitably a great way to make your partner happy. You can give them anything from a fancy necklace to a homemade art project, to even just your time and love. People love to receive things so giving is always essential for making others happy.
7. Be Understanding
When it comes to a relationship there is a fine balance between being overbearing and being under involved. It is important to be understanding with each other. For instance, if your partner isn’t texting back or is busy with other things, be happy for them instead of being upset about why they aren’t getting back to you. More often than not, someone who’s “ignoring” you isn’t actually, so just be understanding.
8. Surprise Them
A surprise is a key to anyone’s heart and everyone loves a surprise every once in a while. Surprising your partner even with little things will fill them with happiness and will show that you care about them and are willing to take the time to make them happy.
9. Keep Things Interesting
Perhaps the most important thing a relationship needs is to be constantly moving. If you stay in the same place for too long or do the same things over and over again, things may grow boring. Always keep things interesting and feel free to try new things whenever you can. A new experience always provides for memories, laughs, and much more.
10. Make Smart Decisions
While in a relationship, it is your responsibility to make smart decisions because they won’t only affect yourself, but also your partner. Make decisions that make yourself happy, but also that won’t make your partner unhappy; in a relationship, it’s always alright to be selfish about your personal happiness, but also important to keep your partner’s in mind.