(1) Pursuing different hobbies:
When two people get into a relationship, there are certain things both of them love and there are certain things either of them don’t. We do get to see couples who are always together and have bonded because of a wide range of similar interests. They are the ones who go to watch theatres every weekend or click photographs together or probably go for hiking together. But opposites attract too. There are couples whose hobbies aren’t that similar. While one of them might like art, the other one might be interested in going for outdoor activities. But this doesn’t mean their relationship will not work. Relationship is about making time for one another and being supportive. As long as they do so, they are just fine.
(2) Not texting one another all the time:
Yeah, it might sound extremely romantic to text your partner and even more when your partner is the first one to text you but couples who don’t text each other during the day are no less in love than the ones who do otherwise. According to Johnathan Bennett, a certified counselor, it’s not necessary to need instant access in our lives by continuously texting our partners. A lot of couples find it romantic to work throughout the day and finally spend some quality time with their partners instead of sending quick texts all day long.
(3) Sleeping separately:
All serious relationships require intimacy but there’s a wrong notion that couples need to sleep in one bed in order to stay together. However, it’s not true. If both the partners are perfectly comfortable in sleeping separately and it doesn’t affect their relationship, then there’s absolutely no harm in that. According to clinical psychologist, Dr. Josh Klapow, if you are sleeping in a separate room to avoid intimacy with your partner, then it’s a problem. But otherwise, it’s absolutely okay.
(4) Talking about subjects which make you uncomfortable:
A lot of people try not to bring up uncomfortable topics in a relationship in order to avoid conflicts. The reality is, the more you bring such topics, the more the two of you get to understand each other better by resolving them. According to psychologist Dr. Julie Gurner, one shouldn’t be scared to discuss them with their partner and their partner shouldn’t make them feel bad for bringing them up. Talking about such things brings the couple closer and liberates them.
(5) Keeping secrets from your partner:
Not all things are meant to be told. While a lot of people tell everything to their partners, some prefer to keep secrets. Keeping secrets doesn’t mean you’re lying. It’s perfectly okay to keep certain things to yourself as long as you don’t lie to your partner.
(6) Spending some free time alone or without one another:
Being in a relationship doesn’t mean the two of you always have to be together even if you are in the same house. You can do things alone like read a book or just have some ‘me time’. You can go out with your friends, take a short solo vacation or go to movie alone. According to therapist Kimberly Hershenson, having some time alone or without one another helps in retaining ones identity. It means you are giving space to your partner and you have your own life too which makes your relationship interesting. Thereby it helps in keeping the spark in the relationship alive.