Things Healthy Couples Do

All Healthy Couples Do These 10 Things

You know what perfect couple who just seems to have this specific kind of love that everyone else is jealous of and wishes they could have?

Plus, most of us have friends or know of someone who is in great relationships. But what makes their relationships so healthy and seemingly perfect?

There are a few habits that most healthy couples share. If you get in the habit of doing these things with your significant other, you can completely change your relationship for the better. Gone are the days of heartbreak, confusion and dysfunction. Instead you can look forward to a happy and healthy relationship!

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1. Cuddle With Each Other

There’s something about cuddling in its purest form that makes couples feel a specific kind of intangible connection nothing can come close to. Seriously. It might sound silly or obvious, but this is like the #1 intimate part of a relationship. It’s pretty much the best part.

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If you can’t curl up and nestle in his arms around him while you’re in bed, or on the couch watching TV, why are you even in a relationship? Being in a healthy relationship means giving into the impulse to do this.

Cuddling is the best. Period. Let’s move on.

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2. Binge Through tv Shows

Trust me on this one – there’s nothing I love better than curling up with my boyfriend to binge through our latest show on Netflix.

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You know how much fun binging on good TV is alone – it’s even better when you have someone to share it with.

Plus, boyfriends make super comfy pillows.

3. Follow Along With The Same Show From Different Places

OK, so he’s on a business trip across the country or you’re visiting your parents back in your home town. Or you’re in a long distance relationship.

That doesn’t mean you can’t spend time together!

Get on the phone, queue up your show, and watch along with him. It’s a great way to keep the intimacy in a relationship strong even when you’re not in the same place.

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4. Have Designated Sections Of The Bed

How could you not? If you don’t have clearly defined sleeping areas on the bed, it’s madness! On one side one night, the other side the next, switching pillows, getting stuck with his lumpy one, having him hog the blankets – can you even imagine?

In my house, I love to sleep on the left side of the bed closest to the alarm clock and he sleeps against the wall. That way, I can cuddle up next to him (I love sleeping on my left side) and still hit the alarm to go to work before he does in the morning.

5. Shower Together

Who DOESN’T like getting in the shower for some soapy fun with your significant other?

It doesn’t have to get sexy – in fact most of the time it can just be an enjoyable, intimate moment with each other.

There’s nothing that says “I love you,” more than scrubbing someone’s back. OK, there are a few things that say it more than that.

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6. Laugh With Each Other

Ever get in a huge fight with him, where you’re both super mad and you don’t even know how you’re going to resolve it and you’re ready to cry?

And then, suddenly, he says something that is really funny for some reason, and you both just burst out laughing?

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How angry can you stay when you’re laughing with him? How long can a fight continue when you’re both broken up with laughter on the floor.

Laughter and humor means a healthy relationship. It’s the best way to keep both of you sane (and happy).

7. Don’t Mind Sharing The Bathroom

Look – everyone has to use the bathroom, no matter what gender.

If you can’t pee while he’s in the shower – or vice versa – then what kind of intimacy does your relationship really have?

Now, bear in mind – this doesn’t mean going #2 when he’s in there. That is beyond the pale.

8. Late Night Food Runs

You’re hungry, your partner is hungry, you don’t feel like making anything since it’s 2am, what can you do?

Well, you can both pop over to Wendy’s for some late night binging.

Since you’re both eating junk, you can bond over how unhealthy it is while sating that midnight craving for some grease.

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9. Pick Where To Eat Together

OK, I have to admit, I’ve been guilty of this as much as anyone.

When he asks me what I want to eat, I’ve said, “I don’t care, you can pick anywhere and we’ll go.”

And I know that’s a lie!

It’s a bad habit and I just can’t help it.

Always try to pick where to eat and what you want to eat with your boyfriend, rather than making him yell out choices while you wait for him to say the one you really want.

He’ll thank you for it.

10. Change Clothes With Each Other

Another nice, intimate, low key thing you can do with each other. I always ask my boyfriend to help me zip up my skirt – even when I don’t need his help – because it’s nice to do things together.

Plus, if he can’t find that one matching sock, usually I can find it for him.

We’re a great team.

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In summary…

The Most Important Things Happy Couples Do

  1. Cuddle with each other
  2. Binge through tv shows
  3. Follow along with the same show from different places
  4. Have designated sections of the bed
  5. Shower together
  6. Laugh with each other
  7. Don’t mind sharing the bathroom
  8. Late night food runs
  9. Pick where to eat together
  10. Change clothes with each other

things happy couples do

23 comments… add one
  • Darlene G. June 16, 2015, 4:23 pm

    Love is weird and great at the same time. When you are experiencing things like you have on this list, you are in a good place!

  • J. Martinez June 14, 2015, 3:56 pm

    I am not going to deny that these things are great and are often done by healthy couples. The problem that I have is that we could do SOME of these and still be in a healthy relationship, right?

  • RomanticGirl June 14, 2015, 3:43 pm

    very good list. i feel the same way and in most cases, a healthy couple are going to experience these naturally.

  • Lonnie Benns June 10, 2015, 7:31 pm

    Great points. Even if you are not lucky enough to have ALL of these things to happen to you, it is a good place to start with a few of them.

  • Jasmine June 9, 2015, 10:06 am

    I love to read these lists. They get me so motivated to be in a good relationship! Thanks for that!

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  • P. Looner June 9, 2015, 9:39 am

    We love to binge watch shows on Netflix. When my husband is away on business we watch them “together” and text about it the entire time.

  • Joney B. June 7, 2015, 11:18 am

    I agree with this list. I also agree with others here that say they love it. You should love these things and when you do, it is evident that you are in a loving, caring relationship….and it will last!

  • Donna Chang June 7, 2015, 11:05 am

    Great list and I am 100% agreeing with it. Love is hard work, but if you can find a person that does these types of things WITH you, you are money ahead!

  • G. Hartman June 7, 2015, 10:39 am

    Even though eating late is not something that I would normally do, I love to get in the car and go for a drive for late night Chinese food. We both feel great about spending that time together and it brings us closer!

  • M. Killian June 7, 2015, 10:21 am

    My b/f makes me laugh and the best feeling that I get is when I make him laugh. It is so loving to be able to laugh together. This is a great list!

  • Stephie June 3, 2015, 11:38 am

    I hope that you do not have to do ALL of these just to have perfect relationship. I think I am in a healthy relationship and we hit some of these, but not all of them. I enjoy my time with him nonetheless :)

  • J. Freashen June 3, 2015, 11:24 am

    I love to go out to eat with my husband and our system seems to work well. We both know what we like, but we switch off each time. It adds some adventure for each meal and it allows each of us to choose a place we would like to try.

  • Mandi June 2, 2015, 10:47 am

    Healthy couples are easy to pick out in the crowd, that is for sure! This list is spot on and I think if you have a happy relationship as a goal, you NEED to follow along this list.

    • Gleason June 16, 2015, 3:48 pm

      I agree with you! The couples are going to be easy to see. These types of things will create a good couple as well.

  • LoveRomance June 2, 2015, 10:31 am

    I love getting into the shower with him after he has had a long hard day at work. It is very relaxing and I always feel that he enjoys when I do it.

  • Diauna June 1, 2015, 11:37 am

    You are right about this! Having a healthy relationship is something that my husband and I are very active in pursuing. It takes work from both ends and when one side is just going to “expect” things to happen, it will not work out very well.

  • Dannie June 1, 2015, 11:20 am

    I am a hopeless romantic myself and I must say that this list is great! I LOVE to do all of these things with my boyfriend :)

  • CuddleFest May 24, 2015, 11:20 am

    Throw me on the couch and cuddle with me all night long and we are golden. That is all that I ask for many times and when my boyfriend “delivers” it is a great feeling and great night overall :)

    • Veronica June 10, 2015, 7:20 pm

      Very good points that you make here. I am glad to hear about your “delivery” :)

  • J. Morman May 24, 2015, 11:06 am

    This is a great list. Even if you do not do all of these things, it is a great reminder of other things that you could try to keep the relationship with your wife even better. We should all be thanking you!

  • Skylar Jones May 24, 2015, 10:49 am

    When it comes to having a healthy relationship, it will take work. The couples that are doing the right things, like what is listed here, did not just wake up one day and it was happening. It comes with hard work and determination to be the better person and the person that your partner wants to be with.

  • Dreamer May 24, 2015, 10:30 am

    I LOVE this list. I am a hopeless romantic and as I read through these, they are ALL of the things that I love to do with my boyfriend. Thanks for the pick me up today :)

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