Plus, we asked a few of our favorite relationship experts for Ami Angelowicz. It might sound obvious, but when you really allow yourself to listen—and ask questions about—what your partner says, it not only leads to better conversations, but also better communication.
From how to deal with jealousy to how to get over a potentially deadly lull, we’ve got 101 relationship tips that you can start implementing right now.
When you and your partner see positive actions, solutions, or behavior in one another, acknowledge it and remind each other to keep it up. Establish genuine connections with the other’s friends and family. This is the stuff that makes the world go ’round, people! Pay attention to the tiny things that bother your partner, and if it’s painless for you, work to change them. If your partner’s day sucked and yours was just “eh,” let them have the pity (and the control of the remote, and the choice of take-out).
Remember all the amazing things that brought you from then to now.
Pick up a six-pack of toilet paper or (even better) a six-pack of beer. Take a step back and figure out the big things about your partner that truly bother you, and approach them from a place of concern and support instead of nitpicking for sport.