Small changes to improve your relationship

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Relationships are never perfect. No matter how much you love someone, a relationship is a work in progress. Even when things feel perfect, there is always something you can do to make your relationship better.

After all, if you’re with the right person, you have a lifetime together; you may as well make it exciting, right? So, with that in mind, I wanted to share some of the things I started doing to improve my relationship and maybe these will help you too!

Start saying thank you more

When you have been in a relationship for a long time, it can be easy to take things for granted. A simple thank you can go a very long way.

Honestly, I felt like I was always saying thank you for the same things and it didn’t feel like I was able to show how much I really appreciated the things Ryan was doing for me, so if you’re in need of some inspiration, you can find different ways to say thank you at Make your partner feel special by showing that you notice and appreciate the little things that they do.

Ask a new question

This is a hard one for me, because after 5 years, I feel like I know everything there is to know about Ryan. However, we spend our time talking about the obvious stuff – work, friends, and school. I’ve been trying to find things to ask that I usually wouldn’t – whether that be music or what Ryan would do if he won the lottery. (This is a fun one!)

Make your relationship a hobby

Make your relationship something you are focused on. I’ve been taking the time to read blogs and websites that have useful content on healthy relationships. I’ve used websites like There are also plenty of books on relationships too. Dedicate more time and effort to your relationship by making love an area of interest.

Go to bed at the same time

This is a hard one for me and Ryan because I am an early bird and he is a night owl. But lately, we’ve been making an effort to go to bed at the same time. On a really busy day, night-time is the only chance we get to spend time together. Plus, for me, when I’m in bed, I’m relaxed and don’t have other things on my mind, so it is a good time to spend a bit of time together.

Turn off your phone

Last but not least, I spend way more time on my phone than I should. Why not agree to have a night or two per week when phones are banned completely? We try as much as we can to stay off our phones at night because it makes all the difference.

From saying thank you more to asking a new question, these are the simple things you can do to improve your relationship. Let me know some of the ways you work on your relationship to make it the best it can be!

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