New Year 2023: 5 ways to appreciate your partner for a healthy relationship
Ladies, if you made a commitment to keep your relationship strong in 2022 but walked back on it, let us tell you that it’s never too late to do it! Relationships involve constant efforts, and it’s crucial to be able to express gratitude to the person you love in your life. Small gestures can go a long way toward making your partner feel cherished. So, what exactly can you do to show your care? For you, here are some ways to appreciate your partner!
Importance of appreciation in a relationship
When was the last time you intentionally let your partner know how much you appreciate or adore them? If you can’t recall it, you might be taking your partner and your connection for granted. And it’s not your fault; it happens with most of us. Life may be so hectic and stressful that we often fail to see the importance of spending quality time together. But if that’s not possible, there are always other ways you can show your affection.
In an exclusive chat with Health Shots, Dr Sonal Anand, Psychiatrist, Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road, Mumbai, says, “Appreciating your partner is vital to any relationship and you don’t need an anniversary or a special day for it. It should be in your daily gesture.”
So, here are 5 ways to appreciate your partner:
1. Listen to your partner
Many conversations between partners occur with multitasking or when either one is not on the same level of the topic. For a relationship to thrive, it is necessary to be an empathetic partner and let them know that you are there for them and that you care to acknowledge their feelings and can understand their apprehensions.
2. Appreciate your partner
Make sure to appreciate all the small things. Many partners often don’t feel the need to express their thankfulness and this might unknowingly hurt the other one. Partners often hint at what they want and what they don’t like. It’s a good idea to be mindful of the subtle hints.
3. Break the monotony
Plan some surprises, revisit old memories, or plan a date night. Some newness might also be required to rev up a relationship. Pursuing a new hobby or activity together can help in this. Going to the gym together or doing a Zumba class together can get the energy flowing.
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4. Practice gratitude
Be grateful for all the time spent with your partner. You can keep a gratitude diary in a commonplace and anyone in the family can write about how grateful they are for having a family and good relationships. This helps in avoiding taking things for granted and gives a more humane touch to relationships.
5. Make time
Time holds the most importance! Remember, relationships need time apart from love. It is necessary to cultivate the relationship and emphasize the importance of the relationship to your partner on a regular basis. Quality time matters more than quantity over here. It could be something small like a warm welcome or a note passed in the lunchbox or sending flowers at work.