Mindful habits strengthen relationships and there are habits happy couples always follow.

Happy relationships take more than love and attraction to survive and thrive over the years. They also require conscious efforts by both partners to resolve problems and get through the challenges. But it is easy to take your partner for granted when you stay together for the long haul. You tend to miss out on unspoken needs and subtle clues only because you fail to pay attention.

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Here are 6 Habits Happy Couples Always Follow

You may lose interest and curiosity about knowing your partner over time. But happy couples are different because they pay attention, show love, and invest effort. You can be like them by imbibing these mindful habits they always follow. 

They express gratitude

Expressing gratitude is the most enriching mindfulness practice you can embrace to strengthen your relationship. You can speak about your feelings or write a letter to express your appreciation for your spouse.

Find ways to thank them every day for the little things they do for you. Drop a message, call randomly, or plant an unexpected kiss on their forehead. Take every chance to express gratitude because it breeds love.

They put down their phones

Although your phone keeps you connected to your loved ones, it can be a deal-breaker when you are together in person. Put it down and focus on spending quality time with your partner for an hour daily.

Happy couples swear by this ritual because it can recenter the relationship amid the confusing world where countless things always seem to be vying for your attention. Utilize the device-free time to have honest conversations about your relationship.

They are more aware of physical desires

As attraction wanes over the years, physical desires tend to take a back seat in relationships. But happy couples are more aware of them and try their best to fulfill them. The best way to do it is to make the bedroom a private space just for intimacy.

Understand the unspoken words and live up to each other’s expectations. If you want to explore and bring more fun into your relationship, a real whizzinator XXX can do wonders as it brings the thrill back into the bedroom. Try being as experimental as possible to keep the flame burning.

They listen to understand

Healthy conversations are another secret that makes happy couples different from others. Making a conversation healthy is about listening to understand instead of formulating a response. Be mindful about every word your partner speaks because it may have a hidden meaning. You tend to miss it if you only focus on your response and fail to be present in the conversation.

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They find a balance between togetherness and space

Being mindful in a relationship is also about finding a balance between togetherness and space. Remember that personal space is a part of a healthy relationship, so you must commit to giving it and asking for it.

At the same time, being together during happy and challenging moments strengthens your bond. The balance may be hard to achieve, but it is worth working for.

They limit technology

In this fast-paced world, it can be easy to fall into the trap of clinging to your technology devices but happy couples know how to limit technology.

Try turning off the TV once in a while and spend the time mindfully with your partner. When you are out eating, try not to focus on your phone and listen to your partner. If you both are busy, finding at least 20 minutes in your day to talk about something meaningful is important.

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Happy couples stick with these habits for a lifetime, and it makes them even stronger together. You can embrace these habits to move a step ahead toward a more fulfilling relationship.

Whether you are in a long-term or short-term relationship, I hope that there is something valuable lesson you can take from this post. What mindful habits do you think couples should follow?

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10 Comments

  1. Neely Moldovan

    September 8, 2022 at 7:45 PM

    Putting down our phones is big for us! We have a rule about it every night!

  2. Jennifer Prince

    September 8, 2022 at 7:13 PM

    Expressing gratitude is so important. So often we feel it but forget to communicate that we are thankful.

  3. Chloe Arnold

    September 7, 2022 at 7:27 PM

    YES! After 10 years of marriage these are such good tips. I really want to be better about putting my phone down more and not casually turning the TV on in the background at the end of the day. I want to be more intentional with our time!

  4. Krystle

    September 7, 2022 at 4:34 PM

    Bookmarking this post! I know I need to work on using technology less.

  5. Fransic verso

    September 7, 2022 at 4:11 PM

    Great things we need to follow as a couple. We need to limit technology and spend more time in real life. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Gervin Khan

    September 7, 2022 at 1:00 PM

    Such a great article to read especially to all couples out there! Definitely, a big help to make relationships smooth and lit the fire with in the couples! I totally love this! Thanks!

  7. Leanne Wong

    September 7, 2022 at 10:45 AM

    This is such a wonderful resource for any couple, no matter how long they’ve been together. I’m bookmarking this.

  8. Brianne

    September 7, 2022 at 10:42 AM

    It’s so important to always be attentive to both our and our partner’s needs. Communication is also a huge factor in that.

  9. Beth

    September 7, 2022 at 10:38 AM

    This is such an important read for any couple. We make so many mistakes trying to either be closer or maintain our independence, or we just get lost in the day-to-day.

  10. Rosey

    September 7, 2022 at 9:22 AM

    Yes, technology and the phone are such a waste of quality time. I hate when I walk into a restaurant and there are half a dozen couple sitting together, on their phones instead of talking to each other.

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