When it comes to relationship etiquette, the whole concept is how you interact with your spouse or significant other. The tips we provide on this page will give you an idea of how to improve your relationship.
One of the most important things to maintaining a successful thriving relationship is to have one-on-one time scheduled. You could almost call this parent dating if you like that term.
When you were courting your loved one, you spent the time to go out with them and get to know them. Marriage should not stop that process. Spending time with people is one of the most important ways to show them that you love them and that they are important to you.
Say thank you frequently. This is one that I try to do with my wife but I am not always as good at it as I could be. Because she stays at home to care for our children, she ends up doing a lot of tasks that go unnoticed. This would be things like doing the dishes, cleaning the house, laundry, etc. when you go out of your way to thank them, it creates a lot of appreciation in knowing that their work is acknowledged and appreciated. The biggest part of relationship etiquette is that everyone wants to be acknowledged and appreciated. It is part of our basic needs as individuals and the core of relationship etiquette.
My wife is really sweet about putting a note in my lunch from time to time just to say she loves me. When I open up my lunch and see the note, it makes me smile no matter how bad of a day I have had up to that point. You could accomplish the same thing with a text, an unexpected phone call, or flowers that show up for no reason.
Schedule time with your loved one. Almost every night when the kids are in bed, she and I have time where we will talk about our days, how the kids are doing, what we can do to help each other, or just spend the time watching a movie or playing a game. The important thing is that we make sure that things do not get in the way of us spending time together.
If you think about it, relationships are the things that bring us a lot of satisfaction and fulfillment in life. If you are not spending the time to cultivate the relationships of those that mean the most in your life, that means that something else is more important to you.
I never wanted my wife to think that a football game, or anything else was more important than she was. As you are contemplating the things that you can do to improve your relationships, you must also think about the things that are currently getting in the way of that relationship. You will need to either eliminate those items, or reschedule them to a different time.
We hope you continue to focus on one of life's most precious items...your loved one.