We’ve probably never thought about this, but it’s important to be social. Now, I don’t mean that we need to go out and make friends with everyone we meet or going out to parties and being the center of attention. While those are fun and definitely being social, what I mean is to be social with your partner.
So many times we get stuck thinking about what’s not working and what’s making us upset about another person. If you ask me, that’s a pretty destructive way of thinking. Instead of talking about issues every day, why not talk about something fun? Each day, make it a point to talk to your partner about what makes you happy. Take time to laugh and joke. Take time to learn about interests, then go DO that. Do more of that. Relationships are a lot of work, but don’t forget to have fun.
When you take the time to be social rather than jump to the issues that you may have, you are telling your partner, “Hey, I’m patient enough to have this time with you.” You may not realize it, but taking that time speaks volumes in a relationship. While relationships aren’t all fun and games, it’s helpful to start on a light note before you get into the nitty gritty. That’s what reminds the both of you that love will always come first.
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