Are You Having Trouble Connecting With Your Partner?
It’s not always easy to connect with your partner. In fact, many couples who feel disconnected oftentimes seek help in order to save their relationship because without a connection, things can turn sour in just a little bit of time. How’s your connection with your partner? Do you feel like you’ve lost that powerful connection that you used to have? Do you wish you could get it back?
Good news is that there are some things you and your partner can do in order to get your connection strong and save your relationship. A relationship does take a good bit of commitment, investment and energy. If you’re willing to do the work and be open-minded, surely you can get that connection strong again.
Why is connection important?
When you have a connection with someone, you share a common bond. In a relationship, you can have an emotional and physical connection and when both of these are thriving, the relationship can really be amazing. It’s kind of tough to have authentic intimacy when there is little-to-no connection and this is a complaint of many people. Here are some tips to help you build a strong connection once again:
Begin your day together
If you happen to get up around the same time in the morning, consider eating breakfast together at the kitchen table so you can start the day together having some quality time to nurture your relationship. If you cannot commit to this during the week, consider doing it on weekends. With the days usually being so busy, spending just a little bit of quality time together in the morning can really help your connection become stronger.
Be more affectionate
Holding hands and cuddling goes a long way in a relationship. If you’ve been slacking off when it comes to affection, make a commitment to increase the frequency. Physical touch can really strengthen a bond and help you remember what it felt like to fall in love. Remember those days? You couldn’t keep your hands (or lips) off each other!
Invest in quality time
Life can certainly get busy with jobs, kids, chores, etc. It’s easy to just get into a routine and let quality time with your partner slip. In fact, some couples that are on the brink of a breakup will admit that they rarely spend quality time together. They watch television, play on the computer, play games, yet they rarely just have a real conversation with each other. Relationships need nurtured, so if you want to strengthen your connection and save your relationship, both of you need to make a commitment to spending regular quality time together. Having one date night each week is a superb way to make this happen.
Limit electronic time
We live in an age where the computer, television, iPad and iPhone are vying for most of our time. If you really want your relationship to flourish, limit your time on electronics. You really have to make a firm commitment to this because before you know it you can both get into a routine where your connection to your devices becomes more important than your connection to each other. Have a conversation about this topic; it will serve you well and could save your relationship.
Check in once or twice a day
While it’s not advisable to text your partner all day long, sending one or two texts per day or giving a quick call at lunchtime is a great way to stay connected and let them know you’re thinking of them. It’s just a thoughtful gesture that goes a long way.
Make love regularly
There is a lot to be said about making love and building your connection. Of course, sex is way more than just a physical connection; it can also be an emotional connection that can grow quite strong. Be sure to incorporate regular sex into your relationship with the attitude that you’re making love because you want to share intimacy with one another, you want to grow stronger and strengthen your relationship.
Relationships can be tough and the longer you’re together, sometimes the more difficult it gets, but rest assured that there are things you can do in order to keep your relationship thriving. When it comes to connecting and feeling a strong connection, take these tips into consideration and make a commitment to investing regularly in your relationship.
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