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Have you ever wondered what the ‘secret sauce’ for a great relationship is?
Maybe you’ve already nailed it.
Or maybe you’re wondering why some couples ‘just work’ and want to bring some of that into your relationship.
They no longer feel close.
They’ve stopped laughing together.
They argue over little things – sometimes they’ve given up arguing at all because they know it won’t change anything.
They stop telling each other about the things that happen in their day that really mean something to them.
It’s in the ways we stop making an effort. The ways we stop ‘turning towards’ a partner (‘turning towards’ is the relationship-science term for paying attention to each other).
Their method of couples therapy is also proven to beneficially impact a couple’s relationship.
I’ve completed Levels 1, 2 & 3 of The Gottman Method of Therapy training. I love how practical and straightforward their advice is.
Based on this research, here are 7 things you can do to make sure your relationship thrives:
Say ‘I love you’ every day
Kiss passionately for no reason at all
Go on regular dates
Make intimacy a priority
Cuddle every day
Maintain sexual variety
Share appreciation for each other often
This is the ‘secret sauce’. This is what couples can do to maintain their connection and intimacy.