How to Maintain Relationships in Today’s Fast-Paced Life?

How to Maintain Relationships

Has your relationship changed from ‘Hi Honey’ to ‘Yes, What now!’? Do you have floodgates opened all the time, rattling how your S.O. doesn’t give you time like before? Are there millions of things that need to be sorted? Well, it seems the Amor Cupid has not been in your favour lately. Relationships are not a bed of roses. Instead, they are roses with thorns. Besides, in today’s fast-paced and stressful life, the number of ‘I don’t want to talk to you’ has outrun ‘I love you’ in almost every couple’s life. Maintaining healthy relationships is an art, but not everyone is an artist, except Ferns N Petals (wink!). So, to remove emotional hurdles in love and maintain healthy relationships, here are some golden rules to maintain relationships and work in tandem.

Leave Work Stress Outside Your Home

Leave Work Stress Outside Your Home

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Workplace stress has become an increasingly severe problem that often hampers our relationships. After all, you have life and people outside work you interact with after the end of a long workday. So, whether you had an annoying day at work or are stuck in traffic on your way back home, don’t take that out on your partner. Instead, find your comfort in them after such a hectic day.

Be Honest & Keep Communication Straightforward

Be Honest & Keep Communication Straightforward

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Communication for relationship is what photosynthesis is to plants. Always be honest and clear with your partner. Talking your heart out is the cornerstone way to maintain a healthy relationship with your girlfriend or boyfriend. Even if you are feeling low after a long hectic day, just tell them maturely. And communication means talking more than just about your day. Have honest communication about your thoughts, feelings or even complaints. Communicate with each other with openness without any fear of being judged.

Lend an Ear, Not Advice

Lend an Ear, not Advice

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Whenever there is a complaint about a problem, more than the problem itself, some emotions are associated with the situation. So when your partner talks about their pain, rather than offering a piece of advice, just listen. Even if you want to help them fix the issue, don’t suggest anything then. Instead, give your bae time and space to let it all out and feel heard.

Keep That Phone Down, Please

Keep that Phone Down, Please

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We are 101% sure that your partner would feel like a third wheel when it comes to you and your phone. When your partner meets after more than half of the day, they won’t expect you to still text, scroll through social media, or talk over the phone. Don’t let technology, a mere invention, ruin your relationship. Put away your smartphone, be present, spend quality time with your partner and truly immerse yourself in conversation to maintain relationships in today’s fast-paced life.

Impromptu Surprise – and Not Just on Birthdays & Anniversaries

Impromptu Surprise - and Not Just on Birthdays & Anniversaries

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No, you don’t need to go overboard by buying something expensive or elaborate, just a cute, thoughtful and untimely gift can add new life to your relationship. Gifts express our feelings that sometimes words fail to. So don’t limit the gifts to birthdays and holidays. When a gift is given out of the blue, it doubles the joy. Even a sweet love note like Love you, Have a great day or Thanks for being mine with a few hearts and smileys still works like a charm.

Keep Physical Intimacy Alive

Keep Physical Intimacy Alive

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Physical affection is a fundamental part of a healthy relationship. Frequent, affectionate touches like hugging, kissing, holding hands, a loving peck and cuddling are the easiest, cutest and effortless things that keep the spark from burning out. Moreover, good communication, looking each other in the eyes and little flirting can truly be the cherry on top.

Don’t view your relationship as a part of your KRAs. Instead, it should be something that you look forward to growing deep, exciting and fun. Those mentioned above are small, consistent ways that will help you maintain relationships in today’s fast-paced life and keep your bond strong forever.

About the author

Anushka

Born and raised in the heart and soul of India, Anushka is a typical Libra who loves to play with words. She is an expert at creating engaging content that often sees Google search rankings surge. When not writing, you can find her swaying to Bollywood music, cooking noodles, enjoying riding her Jupiter to her friends’ place or speaking gibberish Japanese (Yeah, she’s an Otaku).

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