6 Unconventional Ways to Ensure a Happy Relationship

Keeping your relationship in tip-top shape is one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do. You live through the ups-and-downs as a couple and it can become a difficult task to keep things fresh for years on end. Thankfully, it doesn’t always have to be rocket science to find solutions for this problem. There’s a bunch of easy things you can do to guarantee you won’t lose that special spark that made you and your significant other come together in the first place. Let’s take a look at what you can start doing today!

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Talking About Past Relationships

Okay so, the obvious thing to take away from this is that your past relationship ended badly for a reason. Talking about that reason will let your partner know what the characteristics, behaviour and situations are that you can’t deal with in a relationship. Open communication is key here, no need to sugarcoat anything.

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Sleeping Apart

There’s a lot of scrutiny about this in particular since society pretty much demands that couples sleep together, but ol’ brother science has your back on this one. Scientific research has shown that couples sleep a lot better if they sleep apart, since it completely eliminates the feelings of resentment that might occur if you have a partner that heavily hogs the bedsheets or snores loudly. If having separate beds won’t fix it, you can even try getting separate bedrooms.

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Talk About Money

Money problems are one of the most common reasons for a divorce or splitting up. Be honest about what you make, what you spend, and what you’re saving. Once you tie your lives together, the same happens to your finances, so be prepared for anything that that might mean. Some ground rules here and there never killed anyone, it’s not that big a deal to discuss big purchases with your partner, right?

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Spend Time Away From Each Other

Living together doesn’t mean that you have to spend every waking moment together. There’s nothing wrong with going on a trip with some friends or staying over with your family for a few days. Spending time apart gives you relationship time to breathe and will make you all the more happier to finally see each other again.

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Eat Different Things

When you go out to a restaurant, you don’t eat the same meal either, do you? Well then, why would you be constantly eating the same thing when you’re at home? If you like different things, it’s fine to have different meals. In fact, it means you won’t have to share your delicious meal with someone that doesn’t even like it in the first place!

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Text Each Other Less

Look, this is an easy one. You’re going to want stuff to talk about when you get home. If you spend all day texting your partner everything that’s happened during your day, that conversation is going to fall flat very fast and you’ll spend most nights just sitting in silence. Having stories to tell is important, so make sure you save some of that juicy gossip for the pillow talk.