Navigating a Modern Relationship

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In our fast-paced world technology connects us instantly, but often leaves us feeling more disconnected. The effort of maintaining a strong and healthy relationship can seem daunting. However, some timeless pieces of advice can help couples navigate this complicated dynamic to build lasting love.

Ask Questions

Genuine communication is more important than ever now in the age of screens and emojis. Take the time in between dates or “hang-outs” to write down on your phone’s notes app a list of questions to ask your partner.

It is easy to google lists of questions that address important topics such as family, goals, dreams, childhood, sex, money, and many others.

Take turns asking each other questions and create a safe space for each other to express yourselves without fear of judgment. Try to stay open and honest, and have fun!

Embrace Individual Growth

Each person in the relationship should enhance each other’s growth. Try brainstorming together ways in which you want to grow such as learning a new topic, building better habits, mastering a new skill, or perfecting a current passion. Perhaps there are overlapping interests you may discover that you can enjoy together! Allow your partner the freedom to pursue these things and be their biggest cheerleader when they accomplish their goals.

Practice Gratitude

It can be easy to overlook the small or seemingly unimportant gestures that make a relationship special, especially in the hustle of day-to-day life. Take a moment each day to express gratitude for your partner — acknowledge when they clean the dishes or make the bed, thank them for working hard for your collaborative success, and recognize that they’re putting in effort. This can sound like: “I appreciate that you went grocery shopping even though you were tired,” or “I’m proud that you’re studying so hard to accomplish your goals.”

In the end, the art of sustaining a fulfilling relationship lies in a delicate dance of understanding, commitment, and continuous effort. By embracing these timeless pieces of advice and incorporating them into your partnership, you can create a love that not only withstands the unique challenges of the modern world but flourishes in the fa