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Romance Resolutions: 5 New Year’s Resolutions That Will Improve Your Love Life

The new year is almost here and that means it's time to reflect on the year that is coming to an end. If you spent 2018 going on an endless horrible dates or no dates at all, it could be time to make some New Year's resolutions to improve your dating life. Or maybe you've been struggling in your current relationship and you want to salvage things between you and your partner. Either way, you'll want to check out these five New Year's resolutions that will improve your love life:

1. Put Yourself Out There More

The best way to improve your love life – or actually get a love life in the first place – is to put yourself out there. If you haven't met that special someone yet, it could be because you aren't putting yourself out there enough. This year try putting yourself out there more by joining some clubs or getting a new hobby. Participating in new things can help you finally meet someone!

2. Learn to Accept Failure

Dating and relationships both come with failure. You can go on a dozen dates and not hit it off with a single one of them. You can date someone for three months and then it doesn't work out. Learn to accept these things. If you can't accept failure, your love life is going to be miserable. Instead try to learn from whatever went wrong and use that insight to make your next date or your next relationship better.

3. Realize That Compromise Is Key

Compromise is key when it comes to healthy relationships. If you've been seeing someone for some time and you find that you're arguing all the time and constantly disagreeing, it could be time to learn how to compromise. Learn to give a little and learn to pick your battles. This will help you avoid constant fighting and lead to a happier relationship.

4. Stop Setting the Bar Too Low…Or Too High

Many people have trouble finding a partner because they set the bar too low. They accept people who are bad for them when they know that they deserve better. Being with someone toxic is worse than being alone. On the flipside, people also set the bar too high. They have standards that are unrealistic and because of this, they let a lot of perfectly good people slip through the cracks. If you set the bar too high, you could miss out on your soulmate!

5. Be True To Yourself

The most important New Year's resolution to improve your love life is to promise that you will always be true to yourself. A lot of people try to change themselves so that they can find a partner or so that they can make their current partner happy. Not being true to yourself will only hurt you in the long run. Your first priority should be staying true to yourself and as long as you do that much, you're more likely to find the love you desire.

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Relationship Resolutions: 8 Small Acts To Improve Your Relationship in 2018

Our relationships are hard work. We all wish that we could have happy, healthy and long-lasting relationships. Whenever a new year rolls around, it gives us a reason to wipe the slate clean and try to build a better relationship. These are eight small relationship resolutions you can make to improve your relationship in 2018:

1. Spend Less Time On Your Phone

One of the relationship resolutions that everyone should follow is to spend less time on their phone. As technology has advanced, we have relied on it more throughout our days, to the point where we are on our phones 24/7. We need to start putting our phones down, stop looking at social media and quit surfing the web when we should focus on our partners instead.

2. Try Something New As A Couple

A great way to strengthen the bond with your partner is to try something new with them. Go on a vacation this year to somewhere you've never been. Start taking cooking classes together. Enroll in yoga classes, if you have time. Doing something new together will bring you and your partner closer.

3. Plan A Weekly (Or Bi-Weekly) Date Night

Plan a weekly date night with your partner to ensure that you're spending time together. If you can't do it weekly (we know you have work, kids, and other priorities), you can plan a date night every other week. It gives you and your partner a chance to get away and enjoy one another's company.

4. Make More Time For Sex

One of the more important relationship resolutions is to make more time for sex. Sexual intimacy is an important aspect of a happy relationship and people too often let things get in the way of their sex life. Don't let stress or your work schedule stop you from having a healthy sex life with your partner.

5. Do One Kind Thing Each Day

If you really want to improve your relationship this year one of the best things you can do is make a plan to do one kind thing for your partner each day. It doesn't have to be anything big. Maybe you can bring flowers home one night, or pick up their favorite snack when you're at the store. Just do something little every day to show that you care.

6. Throw Pettiness To The Wayside

Healthy relationships are mature and stable. So if you want to improve your relationship in 2018, you need to stop being petty. This means not starting unnecessary fights or always having to get the last word. Learn to pick your battles and not bicker with your partner over everything.

7. Show Some PDA

A great way to improve your relationship this year is to start showing some PDA. We don't mean stripping your partner's clothes off in public. We mean kissing, hugging, holding hands. Show your partner some public affection to let them know you're proud to be with them.

8. Say “I Love You” Everyday

This is the most important of all of our relationship resolutions. If you want to have a healthier, happier relationship this year, make sure to always say, “I love you.” Even if your partner already knows that you love them, it never hurts for them to hear it. So no matter how your day has gone, even if you have been fighting all day, tell your partner that you love them.

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