It’s not a shocking or surprising statement, but successful relationships begin with fun time together. That’s really the key to connecting with someone. If you can’t have fun together, then what are you doing together?
Write this down and commit it to memory; successful relationships begin with fun times together. This should be a no-brainer, but so many people forget to have fun together! When I first started dating Dan, we initially began by just having fun together. As much fun as possible! I’ll never forget the first time he asked me out, I invited him to a party. We had a blast and I loved that we could just go out together and have fun wherever.
Having fun times together is something that Dan and I always make sure we do. Often its something small, like a walk or trip to get frozen yogurt, but the motives are the same. Doing this is super important to us and our relationship. The funny thing is, as we’ve been together longer, it doesn’t really matter what we do together. I always just have fun, even if it’s watching a movie on the couch. If you struggle to have fun with your significant other, then you owe it to yourself to talk about it with them, or talk to someone else who can help you turn things around.
Even through tough periods of our relationship, we’ve always come back to simply enjoying being with each other. Relationships can definitely be a challenge, but I find they get tough when we cloud them with so much stuff. The truth is that as relationships progress, we pile unnecessary weight onto them. To have successful relationships, we must laugh and play together and clear the junk away. We must have fun!
I consistently make sure not to pile unnecessary weight onto my relationship. It’s actually a lot easier than I ever thought it would be. Much like most situations in life, making sure you have clarity and staying present always helps.
Normally if I get frustrated in our relationship, it’s because we aren’t having fun. I always make sure we come back to having fun together. For Dan and I, with our schedules and our baby, that means snuggling on the couch watching a movie. That’s always our go to. It’s one of my favorite things to do and it’s amazing that he loves to do that too.
When we had our baby, Dan and I made sure we chatted about how our lives were changing. We’ve worked hard to make sure we can chat about all facets of our life. If you’ve lost that communication or can’t communicate with your partner, therapy is probably worth it. It will help you get back that communication so you can regain the fun in your relationship.
I’m always reminded around the beginning of the year that life is all about having fun. We stress ourselves out with so many minute details. Often times we bog down our relationships with unnecessary drama. The fun is squeezed completely out of it. Your successful relationships are not oranges to be squeezed, so don’t squeeze the fun out.
No matter what is going on in your life, make sure your relationship begins with fun! Dan and I always plan to have fun together. Often times that involves taking our baby girl on new adventures, but we always make sure we have some time for ourselves. From the beginning of our relationship, I’ve always had so much fun with him. I make sure that I constantly embrace that!
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