It’s been said time and again: communication is the key to maintaining a healthy relationship. And sure, in the early stages of a courtship, it’s easy to bombard your new lover with “ILY” texts all day and night, but after a while you probably communicate about more mundane things. However, there are a few things to tell your partner every day to improve your intimacy and stay connected.
And you should mean it, too! Just going through the motions with no real feeling won’t cut it. But showing actual interest in your SO’s day, and their feelings, and sharing fond memories together: that’s a great way to keep your communication in tip-top shape. That’s how relationships can stay solid no matter how crazy the rest of your lives get.
Whether you and your SO are dealing with job stress, child care duties, or other vagaries of adult life, your words can be the lifeline that keeps your intimacy strong. They can come in the form of a heartfelt conversation or a hastily typed out text, but whatever the case it’s important to keep talking. Of course you and your partner know that you care for one another, but hearing it reinforced daily will only make your bond stronger.