Are you and your partner a happy couple? Do you feel good about your relationship? Does seeing him or her makes you excited? To us, what does a happy relationship seem like?
Everyone in a relationship want it to be a happy one; they want to be labeled as “happy couples.” But, what makes a happy couple happy ? and what do happy couples do differently?
Happiness is a different standard for various individuals. However, when it comes to the characters of a happy couple, they are many.
Now, below are 10 things happy couples do differently that make them stand out:
1) They Communicate
Happy couples talk frequently, and not simply about how their days at work or with their children went. They discuss their ambitions, hopes, and what makes them happy and sad. They share any concerns they have and work together to resolve them.
One of the most exciting aspects of being a pair is having someone to talk to, someone to support you, and someone to assist you with any challenges or struggles you may face.
Couples that are happy chat about anything and like talking with one another.
2) They Practice ‘Alone Time’
One of the most common ‘traps’ that many couples fall into is spending all of their time together. Sure, they’d like to! They’re happy and in love, and spending time with the one they care about is a lot of fun!
But… before you got into a relationship, you were a happy independent person, and it’s important to honor that happy independent person throughout your relationship.
Not only that, but spending time alone is beneficial for recharging and filling your own cup. You don’t have to do everything together; having something that each of you enjoys doing alone is beneficial.
Time apart does not imply that you do not want to be together; but, it implies that you recognize that you are both individuals who require time alone to recharge. Plus, it makes that quality time together much sweeter.
3) Happy Couples Listen to one another
Talking to each other is one thing, but listening to each other is where the real magic happens.
Through their nuances, how they communicate, and the words they use, happy couples have a better understanding of what each other is expressing.
They understand that it’s not just about what’s said, but also about how it’s expressed, and as a result, they can learn more about their spouse.
They also take the time to listen to what each other has to say and respect one another’s viewpoints.
4 ) They are accepting of one another’s differences
While it may be difficult to see past differences if he prefers watching movie
and you prefer Music, a happy couple recognizes that you are two distinct individuals who will have some variances.
What counts is how you treat each other as a result of your differences, regardless of what they are. A happy couple would never use their differences against each other in a negative way, and often recognizes that it is their differences that allow them to operate so well together.
One person’s flaw is another’s strength, and a happy couple understands how to leverage their differences to improve their relationship.
5) They understand that it’s the little things that count
Happy couples understands that it’s the simple things that make the biggest impact in a relationship. Not about the Valentine’s Day gifts you give or the over-the-top romantic gestures you do on your anniversary. It’s about the morning breakfast you prepare for him, or the fact that she refuels your car for you.
All these sums up the simple things that make relationships so wonderful, and they’re what will get you through the tough times. These are the foundations of your relationship, and a happy couple understands that they are the most important.
6) Happy Couples Show Love And Appreciation
Each person’s expressions of love are unique, but a happy couple knows how to read each other’s love language.
Love can be expressed in a variety of ways, from washing your partner car to cooking his or her favorite meal, and a happy couple works together to understand each other’s ways of expressing love.
They also exhibit thanks for each other do so on a regular basis, not just when spectacular acts occur. They recognize that gestures of love and gratitude bring each other closer and make each other feel wonderful.
7) They Accept Each Other Without Trying To Change Them
People who are in happy relationships don’t try to change each other. They love and accept each other just the way they are, and don’t try to change or manipulate each other in any manner.
The characteristics are what they adore, regardless of how other’s feel about them. And they don’t put pressure on each other to be any different. They love each other for who they are and continue to love each other through natural changes and evolutions of life.
Happy couples stick with each other through everything, they build one other up, are each other’s biggest supporters and love each other through the highs and lows of relationships and life.
They understand that working together is preferable to working against each other, and that a relationship isn’t a competition, but rather a collaboration, and it’s a pretty beautiful one.
8) They Go Out Of Their Way To help One Another
It’s not the huge, sweeping gestures that form a happy partnership; it’s the small things you do every day that count the most. Written love notes for the other before he or she wake-up, cooking dinner and inviting him or her over, and doing anything you can to see your special person smile each day can make life a little simpler.
It is a two-way street, and it is not about doing everything for the other person. It’s more about demonstrating your love and concern for the other person, it shows the fact that you’re thinking of them.
9) They act in love and prioritize each other
Consider your actions: are they motivated by love? Are you prioritizing your loved one? You see, when you put them first and make sure their wants are satisfied, and they do the same for you, you never have to worry about being selfish or that your relationship isn’t equal because you both put each other first and make sure your needs are met.
Each relationship will have its own version of this. Maybe you’ve noticed your significant other is stressed recently and just needs a break, or maybe they’re an introvert who needs to recharge — put their needs first by recognizing this and ensuring they get that time, knowing that in doing so, they’ll be able to recharge, they won’t burn out, and your relationship will be better for it.
It’s not necessary for a happy couple to do everything together all of the time or to work as a flawless unit. It’s about recognizing that you two are different
individuals with distinct needs that must be satisfied, and ensuring that you’re both the greatest versions of yourself.
10) They Show Their Appreciation
Thank you for allowing yourself to be who you are. Thank you so much for everything you do. After seeing how weary I was, thank you for making dinner tonight. Thank you for giving me that embrace when you saw how much I needed it. Thank you for taking the time to listen to me; I’m feeling much better now, Thank you very much. Do you have any idea how powerful these words are? When you say them directly to someone, with eye contact and no other distractions, they’re even more effective.
We all need to be acknowledged and validated, therefore being grateful for one other and expressing that gratitude is a sort of acknowledgment. We get dissatisfied when we feel unappreciated, unseen, or unheard.
Every day, a happy couple recognizes, validates, and expresses gratitude for one another. On some days, it may be evident, while on others, it may be as simple as a thank you and a hug.
As you have read, there’s no magic formula for a good happy couples. It’s the tiny things you do on a daily basis that make the largest difference. And they frequently become so ingrained in your routine that they aren’t even a conscious effort – they become a part of who you are as a partnership, not just something you do.