1. Spend time with family and friends.
Having meaningful relationships apart from the one you have with your S.O. can help you become a stronger person. That’ll keep insecurities, which cause strain in a relationship, at bay. You’ll experience loads of happy times too, and that can help give you a more positive outlook in life and make you more fun to be with.
You’ll broaden your horizons as you learn new things, see beautiful places, and experience different cultures. It can then teach you how to adapt to different situations and to keep an open mind when troubles arise.
Also, since you might meet fellow travelers who’re bound to charm you, you’ll learn to say no to them and choose your partner because you love him.
Working out with your partner is great since it’s a way for you to bond and help each other out. But working out on your own has its perks for your relationship, too. You’ll learn to rely on yourself first. No one’s there to cheer you on or push you further, so you’re the one who does it for yourself to get to your goal. It’s great to be your own cheerleader, tbh.
4. Do what you love or are interested in.
When you give up your hobbies and have nothing new to pursue, you’re depriving yourself of your own enjoyment, relaxation, and learning opportunities. And when you find that your partner has his life going for him while you have none, chances are you’ll feel empty and be full of regret or bitterness. Prevent this from happening by still having your life and doing what you love! It’ll keep you happy and healthy.
5. Check out something your partner is into in your own time.
While it’s fun to let your geeky guy explain to you the Star Wars universe (doesn’t he look cute when he geeks out?!), doing some of your own reading about things he likes shows thoughtfulness and helps deepen the conversation. What’s not to love here?
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