As great as romantic gestures and over the top sentiments are, the reality is that healthy relationships are built in the mundane, everyday habits. Things like where and how you sleep, the conversations you have each day, and tiny things you do to make the other feel valued are what really matter. As much as you both probably want to go to bed without a second thought after a long day, the way you spend your nights can make or break your relationship. Even doing a few of the worst things you can do with your partner at night can have markedly negative effects on your relationship — you just might not know where it's coming from right away.
Believe it or not, the way your spend your final hours of the day (and, yes, even your hours sleeping) are vital for a happy relationship. According to Psychology Today, these seemingly insignificant nightly habits can contribute to your overall happiness in ways you probably haven't realized.
Instead of finding yourself in the position of trying to reverse years of damage, knowing what habits to avoid from the get-go will ensure that your nighttime hours lead to happy and healthy daytime hours. It's not glamorous or romantic, but it's so important.