Women’s Health Magazine recently posted this article "10 Secrets of Super Happy Couples" and we found their advice very helpful! Whether you’ve been together for six months or six years, it’s important to reflect a little bit and work on your relationship. Our favorite secret? Pretending you just met. Their advice states:
“Spend some time each day acting as if you just started dating. Ask him what he thought of that TV episode or share what you'd do if you won the lottery. "Over time, couples stop asking those exploratory, get-to-know-you questions because they think they already understand each other," says Terri Orbuch, Ph.D., author of 5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great. But because we all continue to change and develop, little daily check-ins like this are what keep the connection growing, according to Orbuch's research of 373 pairs. Chat about something besides the daily grind—at least for a bit.”
We loved this advice because it really encourages couples to keep things exciting and fresh! After you’ve dated for awhile, you can easily fall into a routine (and that’s a big reason couples break-up). By pretending like you just met...you’ll learn even more about each other and maybe even discover a new hobby to do together!
Check out the rest of their secrets here.