Have you ever been in a situation when just a sight of a happy couple starts irritating you? Then welcome aboard my friend, because we all have been there at some point in our lives.

We have often seen people talking about the “honeymoon phase” in a relationship, when everything is sweet and beautiful like the roses. Then, the so-called phase come to an end turning the same relationship into a bed of thorns. There are times when everything falls into a monotonous routine, even our most romantic and spontaneous relationships.

And after that comes the infamous lines like “I can’t do this anymore”, “this is not working out” and my personal favorite, “it’s not you, it’s me”. As per the normal human tendency, people start blaming others for this. Sometimes, it’s a person and at other times, it is the circumstances.

I really can’t understand this. I mean, hello!!! It’s the same person you fell in love with. You can surely make some efforts to make this work, can’t you?

It doesn’t take much to make your relationship a successful one. Just small gestures, and a bit of an effort from both the companions will do it. Here are some of the small steps which can help.

  1. Make them feel special

I have often seen people declaring their love for each other. You tell them that you really do love them two times a day. It’s good. Really, it is. But it is high time that you take a step further than this. Tell your partner that why you love them. Give them reasons. It will not only make them feel special, but it will provide you with a self-realization and end up giving you more reasons to love them.

  1. Give them your time

The most common problem we face in this busy life is that we don’t have time for each other. Running from one place to another, we have completely forgotten what it was like to just sit with each other and relax. It’s time to schedule a one-on-one time with your partner. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a big date where you get all dressed up. Even a Netflix rundown on the TV, accompanied by popcorn would do the magic.

  1. Listen to them

Lack of communication can bite you in the ass. I mean, how can you even expect a healthy relationship when you don’t even know the routine life of your partner? Just give your full attention to them and turn off your phone or TV while they are speaking. Offer the words of encouragement after listening to them and do not, I repeat, do not interrupt in between. It will indicate your partner that you value them and that their opinions do matter to you.

I think that the most important thing to work out a relationship is to not give up on your partner and yourself. Taking these small steps will help you to boost your relationship to another level.