So, you’ve met the love of your life and want to spend forever with them. Congratulations, love is a beautiful, amazing thing, and like all beautiful, amazing things, it takes work and regular maintenance to ensure that love thrives. Everyone has rough patches and every relationship experiences its pitfalls; fortunately, these less positive instances give us a lot to learn from for future use. Let’s take a look at how a couple’s therapist recommends you work to future-proof your relationship and see about building a scaffolding for a strong, ongoing love.
Communication is Key
There is nothing more important in a relationship than being able to tell each other how you are feeling. The ability to have mature, valuable conversations where all parties feel heard and included is priceless and can make a world of difference in even the toughest conversations. Speaking together calmly is a great way to plan and work through things as a team instead of delving into an argument, which does not serve to further the strengthening of your relationship for the future since it entirely revolves around the heat of the moment.
Get on the Same Page
In the future, there are a lot of things to come. Marriage, big purchases, children, and more are all exciting new things you can look forward to together when in a relationship. That being said, you must be on the same page and know each other’s stances on the big stuff before proceeding. For example, if you want children and your partner does not, there will have to be some sort of conversation surrounding that to prevent an ever lingering “elephant in the room” sort of situation. The same goes for where you want to live, what kind of home you want, and if you want to one day get married. Understanding each other’s expectations of the future can prevent lingering or arguing when forks in the road come on your unified pathway and help things be smoother in the long term.
There is so much that goes into creating a strong, lasting relationship. If you want to future-proof your relationship, you need to know each other deeply and intimately to allow for the bigger conversations. One way to do this is to look into booking all-inclusive couples therapy retreats. Statistically, going on an all-inclusive couples retreat is a more effective method for working through issues together within a relationship or prepare for marriage than weekly appointments.
This is partially because you remove yourselves from the rest of the world and take time to work directly on your relationship, healing wounds and creating stronger bones and trust bridges to allow for more direct communication and planning for the future. At An Affair of the Heart, the all-inclusive program is designed to open up communication and create a fertile space for the cultivation of deeper intimacy and trust within the relationship. For more information on the comprehensive program, feel free to contact the trained specialists and couples therapists available to start the process on booking and learn more about what exactly we can do to help you future-proof your relationship and approach the trials and wins of life together with confidence!