Sometimes it’s good to have New Year’s love resolutions. Maybe your relationship needs a boost or you just want to make sure that it stays on the amazing path that it’s on. Setting New Year’s love resolutions can help you with either of those goals. It’s always good to make an investment in your relationship.
1. Become a Better Listener
One important resolution you could consider making is to work on becoming a better listener. This is something most of us could use some practice in from time to time. It isn’t an easy skill but it’s an important one. You can do this by making sure you’re concentrating on what your partner’s saying and refusing to let your mind wonder during conversations. When your partner feels heard, they’re going to feel happier with you. Think about if this is one of the New Year’s love resolutions for you.
2. Practice Appreciation
It’s so easy to take others for granted, including your partner. Life’s busy and full of obligations. You may feel stretched thin between school, work and other things you have on your plate. When that’s the case, it’s easy to overlook all the sweet little ways your partner goes out of their way for you. Make a resolution to notice and thank them for those things next year.
3. Have a Weekly Date
This is a good resolution for both dating and married couples. When you’re in a committed relationship, it’s easy to get in the habit of just hanging out together rather than going on actual dates. When this happens, romance can start to be MIA. Don’t let this happen in your relationship. Schedule a weekly date and keep the sparks flying between you.
4. Work on Being Understanding
Sometimes, you forget to try to see things from your partner’s point of view. It’s easy to get wrapped up in only thinking about your feelings. That’s something everyone can fall into from time to time. But if you can try to be more understanding of your partner, your relationship will be so much sweeter. They’ll love you even more for your effort to understand them.
5. Be Kind to His Family
Sometimes your partner’s family isn’t all that you hoped for. That’s a difficult situation. They may not be as kind to you or as supportive of your relationship as you’d like. But you can still choose to respond in kindness. You’ll feel good about your choice and hopefully in time they’ll see you for the treasure you are.
6. Be Honest
Honesty is important in your relationship. Without it, you can’t have trust. Make a commitment to be honest with your partner, even if you haven’t always been in the past. Your honesty can encourage your partner to be honest, too. Your relationship will benefit hugely from this decision.
7. Have High Standards
This last love resolution is purely for you. Have high standards in your relationships. Refuse to be treated poorly. You deserve to be loved deeply for the beautiful person that you are. If the person you’re with can’t give you that, move on to someone who can. This world is full of wonderful people that could be the very soul mate you’ve been searching for.
These are 7 New Year’s love resolutions to consider making. Which one stands out to you? I’d love to hear what your resolutions are for 2018.