The Importance of Prioritising Your Relationship
According to a recent study by the Australian Government, the number of divorces has increased from 1.9 (per 1,000 residents) in 2020 to 2.2 (per 1,000 residents) in 2021. Divorce is a reality for many couples, but it doesn't have to be the only option. Relationships take work, effort, and dedication to keep the love alive. In this blog post, we will explore why it's essential to prioritise your relationship, and we'll give you some tips on how to reconnect with your partner.
What is it that changes in a relationship? There are many factors that can contribute to a relationship's decline, but at the core, it's the lack of connection. When couples stop communicating, making an effort, and prioritising each other, the relationship starts to suffer. Here are four things you can try today to help you reconnect with your partner:
1. Think about something you first did when dating and recreate it. It could be a particular activity or a place you used to go to together. The goal is to spark memories and remind each other of the good times you had in the beginning.
2. Google a few conversation starter questions. Our Emergency Date Kit comes with these included. Sometimes, after being together for a long time, it can be challenging to have meaningful conversations. These questions can help you learn more about your partner and form a deeper connection.
3. Sit down and have a meal together with no distractions and once the kids are asleep. Commit to dedicating some quality time to each other every week. Even something as simple as sharing a meal will help you focus on each other rather than your phones or TV.
4. Before you go to sleep, ask each other one question about your partners day. It's easy to get caught up in your own life and forget to share with your partner. By taking a few minutes to talk about each other's day, you'll feel more connected and valued.
Don't wait until it's too late to make changes. Start today and try one of the tips we mentioned. Remember, small steps can lead to big changes in your relationship.