Maintaining Your Relationship Connection Part 3

This week we are covering ways that you can maintain a healthy connection with your significant other.  Life can get pretty crazy—in fact, you may be feeling a little crazy right this second!  Between work, children, schedules, bills, money stress, family drama, etc. your attention can easily be taken off your relationship and onto other distractions.  So what are some ways to make sure you are connecting with your partner?

#3 Assure Your Partner

When was the last time you told your significant other that you love them?  If you have to really think hard about it, it’s been too long!

As the years go by, it’s easy to assume that your partner knows how you feel about them.  You’ve stuck by their side through hard and difficult times, right?  You may not think it’s necessary to assure them, because the feelings for your partner should just be understood.  They should just know.  However, this is when a very dangerous break-down can occur.

If you assume your partner knows how you feel about them, but you don’t tell them, how do they really know?  The easy answer is: they probably don’t.  It’s important to remind them what they mean to you, and that you’re in it for the long haul (and not just on Valentine’s Day!).  Don’t just assume that your partner knows all of this.  They may be feeling very unloved and unappreciated by you because you aren’t verbalizing what they need to hear from you.

Check back tomorrow as we discuss more ways to maintain a healthy relationship connection with your partner!

Written by guest blogger Christy Fogg, MSW, LCSW

Christy Fogg, MSW, LCSW is a licensed therapist at Journey to Joy Counseling.  Christy enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, couples and relationship counseling.  Christy also provides family counseling, child counseling, and adolescent counseling. Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area, including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville, and Westfield.