Sometimes we get stuck in a rut and we end up doing the same activities day after day, week to week. A relationship with your partner should be about having fun, learning new things, and sharing a piece of ourselves. Here are 6 easy ways to bond with your partner.
Share Your Favorite Books With Each Other
- There is something so personal about sharing your favorite books and allowing your partner into the fantasy world you adore. You may not have the same tastes in books normally but open yourself up to something different. It will help you connect better with your partner and you will learn something new.
- When Chris and I started dating Chris lent me Shogun, an amazing story based in feudal Japan. It was a fantastic story that I never would have read without his encouragement. I lent him The Stand by Stephen King, a book I have read 5x and absolutely adore.
- Worst case scenario, you don’t enjoy the book very much and move on. Best case scenario, you are opened to a whole new world that you can enjoy with your partner.
Bring Your Favorite Music While on a Road Trip Together
- Use the long boring drive to get to know each others musical tastes a little better. Sure you both have terrible singing voices but use your favorite old school songs to relive hilarious high school dance stories and choreographed dance moves. Are you amazed your partner knows all the words to Gangsters Paradise? Did they know you were a big Celine Dion fan when you were 16?
- Chris and I have very different musical tastes but when we discovered a mutual love for 90s dance music, the party started!
Pick a Relationship Mascot
- Did you win a funny little stuffed animal on your first date at an amusement park or did you bond over watching old Dragon Ball Z shows. Find a mascot that has meaning to you both and work with it.
- Suddenly it will become easier to pick out stocking stuffers at Christmas and get the perfect card at Hallmark.
- We have a little rubber ducky that has come with us everywhere and become our 3rd travel partner. He now has better pictures than we do and our dirty duck is a constant reminder of all the adventures we have had together. We even got little dressed up rubber duckies as a wedding gift!
Do a Silly Activity Together
- Try something fun and silly together. Pick something that neither of you have ever done to make it extra hilarious. Take a class in acrobatic yoga or cake decorating. Go karaokeing or sit at the very front in a comedy club.
- Being able to laugh at and with each other will bring out a whole new level of comfort in your relationship and create some hilarious inside jokes.
- We made a fun little game for couples to help you discover some of your partner’s interest.
- Chris and I enjoyed our first Kayaking trip together and laughed as we turned in circles before figuring out how to actually guide the thing. We have since gone kayaking a few more times and it has become a very enjoyable activity to do together. We even brought Ducky along on our last trip!
Learn a New Skill
- Learning a new skill together creates a bond that can last forever. Start a garden in your backyard or learn to make homemade wine and you will happily pass down your skills to your children one day.
- A physical activity is a great skill learn together as well. You could go take some classes of Judo or Crossfit together.
- Chris and I started using Duolingo to learn Spanish together. It is more fun practising with each other and we are less embarrassed when we make mistakes.
Start a Tradition
- Traditions have to start somewhere. When you get together with your partner you each bring your own family traditions. Start creating your own traditions to strengthen your relationship and make memories that will last a lifetime.
- Whether its to go to the same restaurant on your anniversary, watch a bad horror movie every friday night or to always make pancakes on sunday morning, these little traditions create familiarity and comfort within your relationship.
- Chris and I have bought a Christmas decoration for every year we have been together. When we are older and we have a big tree, it will be filled with memories of all the years we have been together.
What are some of the creative ways you’ve bonded as a couple on your Love Trip? We’d love to hear about them on our Twitter @LoveTripping!
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