New Year’s resolutions tend to get swept under the rug, But making couples’ resolutions with a partner can help you stick to your promises and can also strengthen your relationship. This list of the best New Year’s resolutions-for-two will help keep your relationship strong’ all year long.
1. Make sex a priority
When we’re busy, sex can get lost in the shuffle and most of the time postponed, especially if you have children, But it’s good for your relationship, your health, and your mood to skip. Make time to reconnect with your partner in the sack by scheduling a weekend “staycation.” If the sex has become boring, put some energy into figuring out how to make it exciting again. Try a new position, a new toy, or just a straight-up change of venue; kitchen counter anyone?
2. Strive for emotional honesty
Even the most straightforward among us has avoided explaining feelings to a lover at one time or another. It’s hard to share with your partner (especially if you’re experiencing a thorny, irrational emotion like jealousy), but it’s important that you keep your mate in the loop so that he can act appropriately. Saying “I feel” instead of “you made me feel” will help you and your partner stay focused on resolving the negative emotions without it turning into a blame-game.
3. Treat your partner as well as you treat your friends
It’s easy to take your romantic partner for granted, and sometimes we don’t treat our lovers as well as we should and it makes them feel used. Like family, we assume that they’re in it for the long haul, and when we’re stressed, it’s our romantic relationships that take extra abuse. Ask yourself if you say or do things to your partner that you wouldn’t do to your best friend,
and if you discover that you do, adjust your behavior accordingly.
4. Do good things together (and not just around the holidays)
Everyone feels generous around the holidays, and in December a lot of people volunteer at different places to try and help the less fortunate. You and your mate should decide where and what you want to help out with, You can donate some stuff together, or even spend the whole day at an orphanage home, you will be surprised how close that will make you both.