You know you want your relationship to keep getting better, you want to grow together not apart and the best way to accomplish that is by setting some New Year’s Resolutions that are guaranteed to improve your communication, enhance romance, increase intimacy and expand your sexual horizons.
Here are 10 Relationship Resolutions that I know will make your relationship even better.
- Set a Romance Goal – Hold hands, kiss daily, make time for make-out sessions at least 3 times a week and take turns initiating romantic dates such as candlelight dinners, movie night or romantic surprises.
- Set an Intimacy Goal – Listen to each other, be emotionally supportive, share your feelings and make love with eyes open at least 2 times a week. Be tender, compassionate, supportive and unselfish to make your partner feel loved.
- Set a Communication Goal –Ask your partner how you can be a better spouse or lover. Praise your partner often, give him or her a compliment every day, listen more, argue less, verbalize appreciation more and criticize less.
- Set a Collaboration Goal – Spend quality time together by doing things you both enjoy. Learn a new hobby together, take dance classes, Loveology online classes, cooking, yoga, camping, painting or volunteering for a charity together.
- Set Habit Changing Goal – Make a pact to help each other lose weight, stop smoking, procrastinating, being messy, lazy, grumpy or any other bad habit where you can support each other to quit. Keep each other accountable with reminders of the benefits to changing bad habits and give each other some fun rewards.
- Set Fun Goal – Play indoor and outdoor games like you did when you were kids. From hide and seek to pillow fighting, from playing on the park swings to camping in the woods, be silly and playful to put the fun back into your relationship.
- Set Intention Goal – Write a couples mission statement and include where you see your relationship in one year. Then frame it in and put it in a prominent place as a reminder of your shared relationship mission.
- Set Improvement Goal – Change something about yourself to make your relationship even better. For example, make an effort to dress up and greet your partner with a kiss after work, learn how to give a sensual massage or just get a fashion makeover. Do something to build your confidence and improve your relationship at the same time.
- Set Forgiveness Goal – Let go of past hurts, open up your heart and let love in with a fresh New Year’s start. Tell people who have hurt and disappointed you that you forgive them. Write a forgiveness letter to yourself for allowing someone to hurt you or write a letter to someone you resent.
- Set Happiness Goal – Know what makes you happy individually and as a couple. Then live your life to the fullest by doing the things that make you happy, whether it’s eating ice cream, watching funny movies, being pampered at a spa or cuddling with your partner.
Be realistic when setting your New Years Relationship Resolutions. The reality is that a consistently successful relationship takes compromise and commitment.