Couples Therapy Exercises
Every human relationship requires little care, affection, and maintenance from time to time. Initially, every relationship seems to be so bright and colorful. But as you start spending time with each other, there is a possibility that some problems start to creep in between. But that doesn’t mean that there is anything wrong with both of you. Every human being is totally different from each other, but those who are compatible with each other are only able to become a couple. Therefore every couple should work together to remove any discrepancies between them and couples therapy exercises is an innovative and fun way to do that. By doing these together couples will be able to become closer and would make a strong relationship. Below we are going to mention seven couples therapy exercises that will be beneficial for any couple.
This might be easy but it is very effective exercise. You need not have to do something great, just for the duration of five days, write down 1 point about what your partner had done for you which you are pleased about. It need not be a grand gesture, it might be a small signal of a compliment but it has made you feel more happy and lively. In this way , you will be able to point out something about your partner that you are glad about. Also your partner will feel valued and happy after knowing that how even their small hugs and compliments are appreciated by you.
2.Air Your Resentments and Grievances
Just like every week we have a pile of dirty clothes which needs washing, similarly, every relationship also gets dirty when partners start confining their resentments to themselves. It might be a nice idea to talk with each other, decide a day of the week in which you both would share your trivial irritations of resentments which you both have kept up to yourself. There might be the case, that with a little talking and communication these can be resolved and you can start afresh without any bitterness and displeasure.
3.Wish List For Fun
You might have thought about doing many things that are fun with your partner, but because of some stupid reasons every time you have stopped in the midway. Now it’s time to relive those wonderful moments you have imagined with your partner. Make a fun list that includes many activities you wanted to do with your partner, it might be anything like visiting a particular place or doing a particular activity like trekking etc or you wanted to enroll yourself into a dance class. Involve your partner too while making this list and try your best to do at least one thing from this list on a monthly basis. You will see that by spending those special moments together you both have become closer to each other.
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4.Keep Your Bedroom Away From Problems
You have heard this many times before but yes it is very important to keep your bedroom away from your problems. As if problems will linger on to your bedroom then it is going to damage your relationship to a great extent. Thus it will bring more distance between both of you. The bedroom should be a place that is ought to be meant to bring you both closer together rather than drifting you apart. In case any problem happens, try to find a solution for that as soon as possible. In cases where it is not possible to find a solution, at least don’t carry on your tension to the bedroom, and keep them out of your bedroom door.
5.An Hour Of Truthfulness
It seems so easy to say that honesty is the best virtue, but in reality saying something with pure honesty to someone you care is really tough. There are cases when the other person might not take your honesty with appreciation, as they felt hurt and injured. You need to have a talk with your partner that whether you are ready to perform this exercise or not. Every week set a particular hour when you would share your opinion and thoughts with your partner, but you will have the power of immunity during that hour. Also, follow these two rules strictly while doing this exercise. First, it will be limited to the duration of one hour and secondly the tough feelings or bitterness will not be held by either of you afterward. Over a period of time, you will observe that how your relationship has improved a lot.
6.Work On Your Intimacy
After kids and with busy life schedules, intimacy vanishes from our relationships without letting us know about that. But in relationships intimacy is such a powerful base which brings two partners closer and bound them together. Take out some time from your busy life schedules when you two are all alone by yourself, bedroom might be the best place for this. Children have gone into their rooms, all household chores are done and your mobile phones are in silent mode. Face toward each other and hold your hands and come close to each other. Share your love, feelings and thoughts with your partner and let them know that how much they value for you. By doing this you will be able to regain the lost intimacy in your relationships.
As a partner, you should be aware of the situations and conditions through which your partner is going through. There might be reasons that he is going through a tough phase in his office because of which his behavior has totally changed recently. Therefore talk to them, start communicating to know that whether they are perfectly fine or not. Remove any distractions like television and phones and start talking about anything in general like how his day was? What did he do? How is his favorite colleague? By doing this you will let him open and share any problem he is facing. Thus with the help of this exercise, he would be able to feel valued and will come much more close to you.