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10 Ways To Strengthen Your Relationship With *Bae*

Amrita Paul

Junior Lifestyle Editor

A relationship, in spite of the romance and perfect compatibility, needs to be worked on. There are good days and then there are bad days, but you can definitely aspire towards making your relationship stronger. Here’s how…


1. Good communication is a must


No matter how close you are as a couple, you can’t expect him to read your mind. Clear communication and honesty from either side is the first step towards making your relationship last.


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2. Surprises help too


Plan a weekend getaway and take him to nearby places he’s been wanting to visit for the longest time. A surprise doesn’t have to be very lavish, sometimes a good conversation over a home cooked meal can bring you closer.


3. Challenge each other


In order to make things interesting, keep motivating and challenging each other to be the best versions of yourselves. From inspiring one another to work out to compete in a game of thumb fight - just like Shraddha and Arjun Kapoor do in this UC News Challenge for the release of their new film Half-Girlfriend.   

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4. Pamper each other


With gifts, massages, treats - the whole gamut. Investing in the person you love is another way of showing that you are deeply committed to making your relationship work.


5. Arguments help too


Neither of you should feel apprehensive of citing your opinions because you are scared of offending the other person. Fight it out in a healthy way, if need be. Dealing with a situation at the moment is way better than nursing pent up feelings.


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6. Talk in person


Thanks to social media and smartphones, real conversations are constantly being substituted by vicarious alternatives. But try to meet as often as possible - listen and talk to each other in person.


7. Set goals for your relationship


Having realistic goals for your relationship will help you work towards something tangible and real. It’ll also help you figure out if you see a future with each other.


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8.  Show him your appreciation


If you have been in a relationship for a while, chances are you have stopped being intimate outside private spaces. Small acts of love like an occasional hug, kiss on the cheek, holding his hand will make him feel really special.


9. Share your interests


You both might have different hobbies but when you discuss your interests, you get to know a lot about the other person which makes your relationship stronger.


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10. Don’t try to change him


Because trying to alter a person’s way of being is going to result in conflict. Instead, be supportive and accepting of each other’s shortcomings. It will only help you grow and mature as a couple.   



*This post is in partnership with UC News.

Published on May 19, 2017
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