You didn’t think that life hacks were only effective for your skin, washer/dryer, and garden did you? There are many things you can easily do everyday that will keep your relationship happy and healthy.
Make Chores a Favor– I know in my own relationship, it makes a chore go over much easier if I feel like I am doing my guy a favor. Never let your good deeds fall to expectations, and you won’t feel put out, and your guy won’t stop saying thank you.
Three Compliments for Every One Criticism– Every now and then I have to get after my guy, and tell him about something he is doing that is driving me nuts. It always makes anything I say go down much smoother, if I start with three positive comments before I move to the criticism.
Stay Curious About Your Partner– A relationship is over once a couple stops being curious about each other. You must find each other interesting in order to maintain faith and intimacy. But what if you’re guy isn’t all that interesting? Well, then you help him along.
Foster Creativity Through Your Gifts– Telling your guy to take up a new hobby is not quite the same as giving him a gift that will encourage it. I’m talking about a musical instrument, a book on gardening, or whatever. The point is, you can influence your guy to be more interesting through your gifts of love.
Admit You’re Wrong, Even When You Know (ahem, Think) You’re Right– Many times when we think we are right, we are just as guilty of fault with whatever argument you are having. Guys are stubborn, and hate to admit when they are wrong. You will actually get farther by admitting your part of the fault, and then asking for what you want. Most guys will be so happy the argument is ending, they will give you what you need.
Use Silence To Get Your Guy To Express Himself More– Women rarely use the power of silence as often as they should. If you ask your guy an important question, and he just sits there, use your silence to heighten the moment and let him know that you mean business this time.
Don’t Threaten, Unless You Really Mean It– Sometimes we can get so mad that we spout out threats, like “I can’t take this anymore,” or “I’m through with this.” These weaken relationships, because they force a guy to act a certain way to avoid an end, rather than to create new beginnings. If you really feel strong enough about a threat, then you would be better off just acting on it.