Relationships should be fun, and your partner should be your best friend. Oh, you already know that! You should always work on making your significant other your best friend, and spicing things up now and again is a great way to do that. My boyfriend and I have made up a list of sorts of things we’re going to try together. I thought I’d share our thoughts on each, so you can determine if you’d like to try one as well! Just remember that friends never judge each other, so if you’re scared that your partner will make fun of you, take a deep breath, gather a little confidence, and remember that relationships are always stronger when you have fun, try new things, and have a laugh when it’s appropriate.
- Yoga – Tye is really supportive of me, and his reasoning behind the two of us doing partner yoga is that he knows I’m trying to live a better lifestyle. “I know you’re trying to become healthier, and yoga is a great way to exercise … it uses muscles you didn’t even know you had! You can do it at your own pace, so you’d be comfortable.” I like the idea of him teaching me yoga, because he’s had a class while I haven’t. He also talked about the ways partner yoga increases communication, because you have to learn each other’s limits.
- Meditation – I like the idea of meditation because I’m a really chaotic person. Meditation and other Zen practices allow you to relax, become more aware, and learn more about yourself. The benefits of that with other people are doubled, and particularly in couples. I hope that meditation brings the two of us closer together spiritually and emotionally. I love exploring new philosophies with Tye, and he feels much the same way. “Mediation is about becoming aware, relaxing, and being comfortable,” he says. “Becoming comfortable with another person is really important.”
- Reading – When I’m stressed, anxious, or I can’t sleep, I like Tye to read to me. Whether we’re in person, on the phone, or on Skype (I have been known to ask him to play to me on Skype!), it always calms me down. Reading together can be a great way to explore new thoughts and ideas, have a little quiet time, and learn about each other’s literature tastes.
- Crazy stuff! Once, Tye and I went out to throw knives together. Getting outside and doing all-around fun stuff is great for a relationship, too! “It was cool … Abby Lee, throwing instruments of death. But it was really fun. That’s what it was: fun. I think it’s important,” he says. And I agree! Having fun together is something all good friends do together. He continues, “You really get to know a person when you see them being a kid. You can learn a lot about someone just by seeing them cut loose and have fun. At moments like that, people can be the most honest.”
I hope you decide to try out one of the things we like to do together; who knows, maybe it will bring the two of you closer together! And of course, this applies to all friends, not just lovers.
Have a wonderful week, everyone!
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