10 Things You Can Do Today To Nourish Your Relationship
Great relationships don’t happen by accident.
Just like that sweet little vegetable patch in your backyard, the more you nurture and nourish your relationship the happier you’ll both be.
And what does that look like? Quality nourishment requires pausing, listening, and paying attention to your partner. It requires that you learn to love people in ways that are meaningful to them and listen when they tell you what their needs are.
Here are 10 ways you can nudge your relationship into a happier, healthier, more fulfilling version of itself.
8 ways to strengthen your relationship
Love is perhaps our most powerful emotion, and the need to be in a loving relationship may be one of the strongest needs we have. Being in an intimate relationship makes us feel connected, not only to our partner, but also to the world at large. When our hearts are filled with love, we feel profoundly content and satisfied. We become more patient, more empathetic, kinder, gentler.
Nourishing the Different Types of Intimacy in Your Relationship
When we talk about being intimate in a romantic relationship, we often equate it to sexual intimacy. But sex is just one form of intimacy.
“Intimacy is a process whereby we feel truly seen, known by and connected to our partner,” said Jennifer Kogan, LICSW, a psychotherapist who provides individual and couples counseling in Washington, D.C.
And this can manifest in many ways. Here are other types of intimacy and how you can nourish each one.
Marriage - A look inside by Nicole McClure
I have been married for 28 years. Many find this to be an anomaly. I am asked often, how… How do you stay with the SAME person for a lifetime? My answer is… spend more time working on yourself while nourishing your relationship with your partner and most importantly, with yourself.
Connect with the right accountability partner.
One of the worst things you can connect yourself to is a person who complains. It is important that, as you shift your life and stretch toward your greater purpose, you surround yourself with someone who is likeminded.
A portrait of Janet McNish
Professional Counsellor, Dating & Relationship Coach, Trainer, Blogger, Clinical Supervisor, Radio Presenter, international Public Speaker.