In today’s modern world, we’re often navigating a mix of busy schedules. Work obligations, our kids’ sports, gatherings with friends and family, health and fitness goals, and the upkeep and maintenance of our homes.
Oh yes — and don’t forget about your partner!
How easy it is to be passing ships while living in the same home.
That’s why it’s more important than ever to be intentional about creating connections together. When routine and mundane activities take priority, stress can outweigh the joy.
Here are 10 easy ways to create more joy and connection in your relationship.
- Set aside a specific time each week when you won’t be interrupted to sit down and really talk and connect. No phones. No kids. No interruptions. Jon and I do this every Sunday. We call it “Talking Time.” Even 15 minutes helps maintain a strong bond and connection.
- If you have an issue with your partner, do not point it out in the moment or in front of the kids. Privately ask to meet to discuss some things you have on your mind.
- Weekly date nights are a must! Some couples enjoy going out a lot, while others are homebodies. Maybe you’re a mix of both. Whatever the case may be, schedule in dates, whether it’s getting dressed up and leaving the house, or setting up a date at home that feels special and fun.
- Pray together. Jon and I pray every night. We alternate nights. We have done this consistently for our soon-to-be 43 years of marriage. If a formal prayer is not your practice, still take a few minutes at the end of the day to have a gratitude moment where you each share something you are grateful for.
- Take on a new challenge together. Jon and I have taken on many new challenges together through the years. Marathon running, Triathlons, art classes, and most recently, mountain bike racing! Having a common goal that you’re both working toward together provides camaraderie and support.
- Have a favorite show you watch together and cuddle while you are watching.
- Don’t teasingly put down your partner in front of others (or privately for that matter). This erodes trust and safety within the relationship and will cause resentment.
- Don’t correct your partner or their version of stories in front of others. You want to be your partner’s #1 fan, correcting them publicly will make them feel criticized instead of respected.
- Never joke about divorcing your partner. Every couple goes through challenging times, and when divorce is brought up (even as a joke), it places a seed of doubt in your partner’s mind. Commit to each other to never threaten the relationship with mention of divorce.
- Maintain the health of your relationship with powerful healing work and self-education. Always be willing to learn more and stay curious about ways to enhance your relationship and heal old patterns. The Relationship Reset is the perfect way to do this. It’s a two-week course I’ve created that helps you (whether alone or with your partner) take a look at energetic patterns that may be causing disconnect, disharmony, disagreements, or dissatisfaction.
See how you can transform your relationship in just two weeks.
Come join The Relationship Reset. This is a power-packed, two-week course that’s designed to help you transform your relationship, even if your partner isn’t on board!
The best part? When you become a new member of the Carol Tuttle Healing Center, I gift you a complimentary two-week free trial. That means you could start (or even complete) the whole Relationship Reset before paying a thing.
We officially start the guided plan as a collective group on March 20th. Join us now!