With 2018 right around the corner, it's the perfect time to reassess your romantic relationship. With a few simple relationship New Year's resolutions, you can recharge your relationship and start the year fresh. After all, even though you may think everything's great between you and your partner, every relationship can benefit from some recharging every now and then. For instance, if you think back to this past year with your significant other, you can probably think of some examples of relating to one another that you could have handled differently.
"Many people make New Year's resolutions that typically include personal goals or intentions, but making couple's resolutions can be beneficial to a relationship, too," Rachel Needle, Psy.D., licensed psychologist and certified sex therapist in West Palm Beach, FL, tells Bustle. "Making relationship resolutions in and of itself shows you are prioritizing the relationship. Relationships take energy, attention, and work. Couples benefit from constantly reevaluating their relationships and finding ways to strengthen them. Couple's New Year's resolutions are a great way to begin the new year, committing to connection, strengthening your relationship, and overall relationship satisfaction."
Like Dr. Needle says, couples will benefit from making relationship resolutions and strengthening their connection. That said, here are some easy-to-do relationship resolutions for you and your significant other to try in the new year.