By The Raquel Peel Editorial Team
Kyle Benson at the Gottman Institute talks about how to invest six hours a week to a Better Relationship and the little things that will make a huge impact on your relationship.
Six hours may seem like a lot, but in a week, you have 168 hours. If you sleep 8 hours a night, take off 56 hours to work, and 50 to commute, it still leaves you 62 hours for your social life and other commitments. Imagine using only 6 of these hours as an investment in your relationship.
Summary from the article ...
- 10 minutes per week (2 minutes a day x 5 working days)
Happy couples make an effort to learn one thing that is happening in their partner’s life that day before saying goodbye in the morning.
- 1 hour and 40 mins per week (20 minutes a day x 5 working days)
When you see your partner again at the end of the day, share a hug and kiss that last at least six seconds.
Appreciation and Admiration
- 35 minutes per week (5 minutes a day x 7 days)
It’s important to find ways to genuinely communicate affection and appreciation toward your partner.
- 35 minutes per week (5 minutes a day x 5 days)
Expressing physical affection when you’re together is vital to feeling connected to each other.
- 2 hours once a week
This important “we time” is a relaxing and romantic way to stay connected to each other.
State of the Union Meeting
- 1 hour once a week
Dr. Gottman’s research revealed that spending just one hour per week discussing areas of concern within the relationship has shown to transform the way partners manage conflict.
If you would like to read more and dig deeper into investing in your relationship please read the full article here.
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