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10 Subtle Ways To Deepen Your Relationship

10 Subtle Ways To Deepen Your Relationship

It is admirable to do the worthy thing to make your other half happy. While some scold at this, you should understand that it takes continued effort to make a relationship work. A relationship doesn’t stop with the two of you agreeing on being attracted to the other person. The work doesn’t stop when the other person is willing to go the whole nine yards with you either. You have to put in daily work for the relationship to blossom and thrive.

Those who can put the certain small subtle actions listed here into use will see their relationships flourish. At the end of the day, your careful attention here could be what it takes for your relationship to remain active and alive.

1. Take walks together

Taking walks together to special places brings memories. It also gives room for communication and expressing your feelings to the other person. Besides, walks could present an opportunity to see something nice that you can get for the other person.

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2. Play games together

There are cool games to play together like Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly, or even a video game on the Xbox or PlayStation. There are a lot of games that you could play together or with another couple that could propel and deepen your relationship. Playing games together brings smiles, thrills, and talking points.

3. Pay attention to the details

Compliment him/her when they make little changes. Notice the little things like their favorite color or their favorite restaurant. These are things people may seem to ignore; however, if you want the best out of your relationship you are really leaving no stone un-turned.

4. Exchange memories

Whether they are memories from childhood or those that have defined your relationship, learn to talk about the pleasant memories that you have gotten from your relationship. Talk about each other’s families and what it was like growing up. Understand there are no perfections in these experiences. The goal us to reveal your true self and your perspectives to the other person.

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5. Always be available

Never be far away or too distant to show that you care. Volunteer to do the things that will show you are willing to go the extra mile for your partner. Go to their exhibitions, graduations, baby showers, or anywhere that will prove to the other person that you care about the their happiness just as much as you do your own.

6. Introduce them to your friends and family

Make the other person feel special. Let them be aware that they are truly involved in your life. Introduce them to your social circles. Whether interests with these persons are aligned or not, let them have you as a center point and get connected.

7. Discuss ideas together

Talk about your goals. Where do you want to be in 3-5 years? What ideas do you have about the world and existence? Look at where you want your relationship to be in the near future. Go beyond discussing about people and events. Make sure your discussions have depth and address important matters.

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8. Always be attentive to their needs

Give them the attention they need. Dedicate yourself fully to their needs. There should be no distractions or borderlines. Even though technology takes most of our time and attention, this shouldn’t be the case if you want to get the best out of your relationship.

9. Attend events together

Religious events, social gatherings, and sometimes even professional gatherings are great occasions to go together. Be seen together. Even if you are at loggerheads, these gatherings have a way of mending differences and making the other person know that you want them to be involved in your world. Besides, it establishes territories and protects your relationship from being attacked by a third party.

10. Go for a short trip

Going for a hike or going to a popular site could be refreshing for your relationship. Such experiences together unite you and the other person. Try to plan for such short trips and create the enthusiasm for experiencing such beautiful moments together.

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Last Updated on September 12, 2019

12 Things You Should Remember When Feeling Lost in Life

12 Things You Should Remember When Feeling Lost in Life

Even the most charismatic people you know, whether in person or celebrities of some sort, experience days where they feel lost in life and isolated from everyone else.

While it’s good to know we aren’t alone in this feeling, the question still remains:

What should we do when we feel lost and lonely?

Here are 12 things to remember:

1. Recognize That It’s Okay!

The truth is, there are times you need to be alone. If you’ve always been accustomed to being in contact with people, this may prove difficult.

However, learning how to be alone and comfortable in your own skin will give you confidence and a sense of self reliance.

We cheat ourselves out of the opportunity to become self reliant when we look for constant companionship.

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2. Use Your Lost and Loneliness as a Self-Directing Guide

You’ve most likely heard the expression: “You have to know where you’ve been to know where you’re going.”

Loneliness also serves as a life signal to indicate you’re in search of something. It’s when we’re in the midst of solitude that answers come from true soul searching.

Remember, there is more to life than what you’re feeling.

3. Realize Loneliness Helps You Face the Truth

Being in the constant company of others, although comforting sometimes, can often serve as a distraction when we need to face the reality of a situation.

Solitude cuts straight to the chase and forces you to deal with the problem at hand. See it as a blessing that can serve as a catalyst to set things right!

4. Be Aware That You Have More Control Than You Think

Typically, when we see ourselves as being lost or lonely, it gives us an excuse to view everything we come in contact with in a negative light. It lends itself to putting ourselves in the victim mode, when the truth of the matter is that you choose your attitude in every situation.

No one can force a feeling upon you! It is YOU who has the ultimate say as to how you choose to react.

5. Embrace the Freedom That the Feeling of Being Alone Can Offer

Instead of wallowing in self pity, which many are prone to do because of loneliness, try looking at your circumstance as a new-found freedom.

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Most people are in constant need of approval of their viewpoints. Try enjoying the fact that  you don’t need everyone you care about to support your decisions.

6. Acknowledge the Person You Are Now

Perhaps you feel a sense of loneliness and confusion because your life circumstances have taken you away from the persona that others know to be you.

Perhaps the new you differs radically from the old. Realize that life is about change and how we react to that change. It’s okay that you’re not who you used to be.

Take a look at this article and learn to accept your imperfect self: Accept Yourself (Flaws and All): 7 Benefits of Being Vulnerable

7. Keep Striving to Do Your Best

Often those who are feeling isolated and unto themselves will develop a defeatist attitude. They’ll do substandard work because their self esteem is low and they don’t care.

Never let this feeling take away your sense of worth! Do your best always and when you come through this dark time, others will admire how you stayed determined in spite of the obstacles you had to overcome.

And to live your best life, you must do this ONE thing: step out of your comfort zone.

8. Don’t Forget That Time Is Precious

When we’re lost in a sea of loneliness and depression, it’s all too easy to reflect on regrets of past life events. This does nothing but feed negativity and perpetuate the situation.

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Instead of falling prey to this common pitfall, put one foot in front of the other and acknowledge every positive step you take. By doing this, you can celebrate the struggles you overcome at the end of the day.

9. Remember, Things Happen for a Reason

Every circumstance we encounter in our life is designed to teach us and that lesson is in turn passed on to others.

Sometimes we’re fortunate enough to figure out the lesson to be learned, while other times, we simply need to have faith that if the lesson wasn’t meant directly for us to learn from, how we handled it was observed by someone who needed to learn.

Your solitude and feeling of lost, in this instance, although painful possibly, may be teaching someone else.

10. Journal During This Time

Record your thoughts when you’re at the height of loneliness and feeling lost. You’ll be amazed when you reflect back at how you viewed things at the time and how far you’ve come later.

This time (if recorded) can give you a keen insight into who you are and what makes you feel the way you feel.

11. Remember You Aren’t the First to Feel This Way

It’s quite common to feel as if we’re alone and no one else has ever felt this way before. We think this because at the time of our distress, we’re silently observing others around us who are seemingly fine in every way.

The truth is, we can’t possibly know the struggles of those around us unless they elect to share them. We ALL have known this pain!

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Try confiding in someone you trust and ask them how they deal with these feelings when they experienced it. You may be surprised at what you learn.

12. Ask for Help If the Problem Persists

The feeling of being lost and lonely is common to everyone, but typically it will last for a relatively short period of time.

Most people will confess to, at one time or another, being in a “funk.” But if the problem persists longer than you feel it should, don’t ignore it.

When your ability to reason and consider things rationally becomes impaired, do not poo poo the problem away and think it isn’t worthy of attention. Seek medical help.

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Final Thoughts

Loneliness and a sense of feeling lost can in many ways be extremely painful and difficult to deal with at best. However, these feelings can also serve as a catalyst for change in our lives if we acknowledge them and act.

Above anything, cherish your mental well being and don’t underestimate its worth. Seek professional guidance if you’re unable to distinguish between a sense of freedom for yourself and a sense of despair.

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