Relationships come with a range of benefits and are often something people strive for. Whether you’re currently in one, or want to be the best you when you are in one, here are three easy tips to help boost any relationship.
3 Ways to Boost Your Relationship:
1. Hugs and kisses
It is common practice within most relationships to do this, however, don’t underestimate the benefits they bring. Whether it’s a relationship with family, friends, or a partner physical contact goes a long way. A study in 2015 showed that people who received hugs were less likely to get sick, and those who did get sick displayed less severe symptoms than those who didn’t receive any hugs. This is because the body produces Oxytocin upon physical contact (a neuropeptide responsible for mood). In addition to this both hugging and kissing reduced a person stress levels. So don’t hold back and show your affection to those you love.
2. Tell them you love them
It’s always nice to hear. Even when people know that you love them and you feel like it doesn’t need to be said, say it. Everyone is different and some might tell their loved ones this all the time but some might not, relying on the fact that it is implied. Don’t overdo it, but these simple words are very powerful.
3. Do something thoughtful
Actions speak louder than words. Plan a date or a fun activity which you think they would like. Be sure to think about them when planning the date and not yourself. Let’s say you really enjoy sports and your partner watches it with you, going to a game might sound like fun, but maybe your partner watches sports as its something nice for you. Be careful of making assumptions. You don’t even need to go out to do something thoughtful. As long as you are acting with the intent of making them happy, it should be a success.
These things are simple to do and can really strengthen the bond in the relationship. They can be applied to friends, family, and partners so don’t close off your options. Everyone is worthy of love, so don’t be afraid to let them know how special they are to you.
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