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Valentine’s Day is a day that is dedicated to celebrating the ones you love most. Though it is important to take this time to reflect on love and what it means to you, it is important to work toward having healthy relationships all year long. For family caregivers with busy schedules and a multitude of responsibilities, this can be quite difficult. One way to get started on improving upon your relationship with your loved ones such as your spouse, children, parents, and the person you care for is by celebrating Relationship Wellness Month this February. By dedicating this month to doing more of the little things that can help make your relationships strong, you will set a solid foundation for nurturing your important relationships all year long. Here are just a few tips to get you started on your journey toward relationship wellness.
- Show Gratitude
It is so easy to take our loved ones for granted. However, when we do this we can leave the other person feeling undervalued or under-appreciated. In the spirit of nurturing your relationships, make an effort this month to point out all of the things you are appreciative of in the important people in your life. Tell them how thankful you are that they support you, make you laugh, help you build your confidence, cheer you up when you’re having a bad day, etc.
- Communicate Openly
If you are a person that usually keeps things to yourself, this month try practicing good communication skills. If something is bothering you, be open and honest about it so that you and your loved one can work toward a solution together. When you keep feelings bottled up, they are more likely to cause you to feel angry, frustrated, or even resentful. Harboring these types of feeling is never good for relationship wellness. Instead, set a goal to be a better, more honest communicator.
- Take Time for Fun
The hectic life of a caregiver doesn’t always allow for much fun and relaxation. For this reason, it is important to be intentional about planning time for enjoyment. Strive this month to take some time out for just you and your significant other or other loved one to enjoy each other’s company. This may involve getting out of the house and doing something fun together like seeing a movie, or it may just involve staying at home and enjoying a home-cooked meal.