Being in a healthy relationship is a lot more than just eating right or communicating. To be healthy in every way it is important to consider mental, emotional, physical, and sexual health as all pieces of a much larger puzzle of your relationship. Being able to work on these aspects of life will help build a strong and happy foundation of a healthy relationship.
We want you to work together as a couple to improve every aspect of your relationship. Having a problem in one area of health can often lead to an imbalance in your relationship and leak into seemingly unrelated areas. Your relationship is fluid, growing, and evolving. Allow it to mature in a healthy manner, and your chances for a successful relationship will only increase.
Emotional and Mental Health of Your Relationship
Being mentally and emotionally healthy in your relationship allows you and your partner to successfully face challenges together, communicate your feelings more effectively, and find solutions to problems as a team. This area of your relationship health can greatly affect all others so do not ignore it!
Be Each Others Comfort Zone
Every day take a moment together to just relax. Turn on some jazz music and cuddle on the couch in silence. Talk about your favorite TV shows or where you want to travel on your next vacation. Try for a moment to ignore your crazy work schedule and long grocery list. These moments are necessary for you to remember that you are each others comfort zone. Clear your minds and just be in love.
Communicate with your partner when you are unhappy. Allowing negative feelings to build up and gnaw away at your sanity will turn you into a bomb just waiting to explode. Gather your thoughts and have an open and honest discussion about your feelings and what needs to be done to fix the issue. There should be no blaming, yelling, or name calling. This is a strategy session for you and your partner to move forward and improve on your relationship health. Your partner may not have realized there was a problem and will be happy to try and find a solution with you. No relationship is perfect and the quicker you can work on solutions together the quicker you can get back to being happy. Being able to do this will make you feel stronger and proud of your relationship.
Make Each Other Laugh
Laugh as much as possible, as loud as possible, and as long as possible. Laughter really is the best medicine. When you make each other smile, that feeling lingers in your thoughts. You will ride the bus and grin thinking about your partner. These feelings are what keeps your love alive. Go watch comedy shows together and sit in the front row, or get a little tipsy and come up with interpretive dances about your first date. Sometimes being an adult can make us way too serious. There is a reason why being funny is on the top list of “must haves” in a partner, because laughter is necessary for healthy for your mind and your relationship.
Take Long Walks
Not only are walks a great way to improve your physical health, it allows you and your partner time to chat. Discuss how your day went, make your plans for the week, decompress after a hard day at work. By the time you get back home you will be more relaxed and able to turn off your mind for the evening. Walking can also spark creativity. Many people have their best ideas, conversations, and epiphanies while taking a stroll. Doing it together gives you someone to bounce your thoughts off of.
Be Healthy and Sexy in Your Relationship
The sexual health of your relationship goes way beyond the act of sex itself. Having a healthy view of sex starts with being educated about the risks and benefits of sexual activities, communicating your needs, and feeling comfortable with your partner.
Communicate Your Sexual Needs
There is so much more to sexual health then just having an active sex life. It is important that both partners feel fulfilled and satisfied. Relationships are always evolving and with that so are sexual needs. It is imperative that you and your partner never stop talking about what you are comfortable doing and what your needs are. Just because you enjoy sex in the missionary position now doesn’t mean you will forever. Bodies change, feelings change, and what you enjoy sexually changes. As long as you and your partner have open communication, you will be able to adapt. It will even improve your sex life since you will be able to satisfy each other better and will keep coming back for more! Try out our Couples Exercise if you need a kick start in expressing your sexual fantasies.
Creating a feeling of intimacy with your partner allows you to feel much more comfortable together and greatly improves the sexual health of your relationship. Simple actions like holding hands, giving random kisses, and sitting close to each other, can create a sense of intimacy and a bond you do not have with others. Without intimacy, your relationship can leave you feeling unfulfilled and unsatisfied.
A Healthy Body Leads to a Healthy Relationship
One of the greatest things you can do for your relationship is get physically healthy. You love each other, so shouldn’t you want to live as long and as healthily as you can together. Use this as motivation and take simple steps to increase the physical health of your relationship.
Making physical fitness a part of your relationship is a great way to stay accountable, become proud of each other, and build a deeper connection. We have discussed physical fitness a lot on our blog so check out some of our other articles on getting physically healthy as a couple here. Not only will you be getting physically healthier in your relationship, you will both look sexier then ever before and wont be able to resist each other.
Get Hot in the Kitchen
It is way more fun to make nutritious meals together. Compliment each others culinary skills, laugh at your kitchen failures, and come up with amazing new healthy recipes. Improving your nutrition as a couple makes it so much easier to stick to a plan, and gives you both a sense of pride. You are working on your physical health as a couple to build a long and illness free life together. Sign up below to receive your FREE copy of our Healthy Snack Bar recipe eBook!
We want your relationship to be healthy in every way! Tell us how you and your partner stay mentally, emotionally, sexually, or physically healthy in your relationship. Comment below or write to us @lovetripping on twitter.
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