Are things going smooth in your relationship? Do you feel connected and close? Congrats! We are so excited for you! Getting to a good place in your marriage can be a long hard road. Many couples we work with are able to achieve connection, but they fear that things will go down hill over time.
This week we are going over 5 ways to maintain your relationship connection in order to not go backwards. After all the hard work of getting connected, make sure you don't get too comfortable and forget to nurture the relationship to keep it alive.
#1 Open Up
Being vulnerable and open with your partner is one of the main ways to keep the connection going. I know for many this can be a scary place, but when you create safety in your communication it is much easier.
The benefits of being open are incredible. You feel known, loved, cared about, and understood when your partner listens. Oftentimes once one partner opens up, the other person does too. Being open invites your partner to meet you in that vulnerable place and share as well. As both of you open up and share, the connection deepens.
Opening up is a great way to keep your connection strong. Without it, your are likely to drift apart quickly.
Keep reading tomorrow for more maintenance tips!
Written by Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW, LCAC
Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW, LCAC is a licensed therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group. Teri does virtual therapy for residents of Indiana and Florida using videoconferencing technology. Teri enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, couples and relationship counseling. Teri also does family counseling and adolescent counseling.