When making your New Year resolutions, don't forget to include
that will benefit your relationship. While we are always coming up with
resolutions to improve ourselves, we tend to ignore things that can improve the
quality of our lives. Building a strong bond with your partner, the person with
whom you hope to share the rest of your life with, can be one of the best things
you will ever do for yourself. Here are a few suggestions:
I'll make more of an effort to listen to my partner.
I'll devote one night a week to just the two of us.
I'll change my bad habit (i.e. jealousy, controlling, argumentative,
distant) into a good one.
I'll tell my partner 'I Love You' at least once a day.
I'll make every effort to not lie to my partner.
If I'm tempted to stray, I'll remind myself of what I will lose if I'm
caught, and the damage that will be done even if I'm not.
When I'm angry, I'll take a minute to put myself in his/her shoes before
The next time my partner is in a bad mood, I'll make every effort to not
let him/her upset me and will instead try to take the time to find out why
he/she is in that mood and attempt to make him/her feel better.
I'll think of one thing about my relationship I don't like and instead of
blaming my partner for the problem, I'll try to come up with constructive ways
to make things better.
I'll try not to take my partner for granted and will try to spend one
minute each day thinking of what I wouldn't have if he/she wasn't in my life.
I will learn / try / buy one new thing in/for the bedroom that I know my partner
I will go into the year determined that it will be the best year of my life.
(Do this one every year)