As you begin to map out the year ahead and set a few goals for your personal and professional life, you must consider setting a few relationship goals. Whether things are good, and you want to keep them that way, or you and your partner have some room for improvement—the goals below are an excellent place to begin.
- Schedule distraction-free time together at least once a week, which is a perfect opportunity for a date night. This is in addition to taking at least a few distraction-free minutes to catch up and with each other on a daily basis.
- Do at least one fun thing together each month. Try to find activities that are fun for both of you, but you can alternate things one of you is more interested in than the other. Better yet, try something new to both of you.
- Actively work on improving your communication skills. Even if one partner’s communication skills are better than the other, healthy communication often requires both of you to adapt your listening and communication methods.
- Support your loved one’s personal and professional goals, even if you don’t understand them. Especially if you don’t understand them. It is often your individual areas of interest that help keep your relationship balanced.
- Openly and honestly discuss areas of opportunity, and check in on how things are progressing at least every 3 months.
Relationships are work, sometimes hard work, other times little more than a conscious effort to be present and engaged. By setting relationship goals you can minimize the bumps in the road and make sure your #1 knows they are your top priority.