The one question you should regularly ask your partner to keep love alive

first_imgAnyone in a long-term relationship would tell you that it’s normal to go through highs and lows with your partner.If you want to stop any relationships blips from escalating, then making the effort to keep that all-important spark alive is key. Luckily, one relationship expert says there’s an easy way for couples to stay connected – and it involves regularly asking one another a simple question.That’s according to relationship counsellor Jonathan Bennett of Double Trust Dating, who told Business Insider that allowing yourselves to drift apart can prove fatal for relationships.‘Once couples start to live separate lives, it’s very difficult to rekindle the spark,’ he said. ‘In these situations, absence doesn’t make the heart grow fonder, but kills off whatever physical and emotional connection is left,’ he said.‘Many people in long-term relationships get into unhelpful routines and this can include a lack of regular communication.‘For example, after a long day of work, both partners might just prefer to unwind and watch Netflix rather than have a serious discussion about the relationship. Over time, this leads to both partners taking a nonchalant or reactive approach to dealing with problems.’The good news? Bennett says there’s an easy way to stop this from happening: all you have to do is make the effort to regularly check-in with your partner by asking the question, ‘What do you need?’Explaining that many of us can feel secretly unfulfilled in our relationships, without knowing how to openly communicate this to our partners, Bennett said: ‘Honestly asking your partner what he or she needs to be happy in the relationship or what is missing takes courage, but it’s better than not knowing or pretending problems don’t exist.’Emphasising the importance of regular communication, he added: ‘I believe all couples should regularly evaluate the health and direction of the relationship and then make efforts to fix underlying issues. If problems go unresolved for weeks and months, they begin to drive a wedge between otherwise happy partners.’He continued: ‘Regular assertive communication is the way most relationships can be strengthened and saved.’Sourcelast_img read more

Related Switch to Stockholm Arlanda Terminal 5 for

first_img RelatedSwitch to Stockholm Arlanda Terminal 5 for Finnair passengersFinnair’s Swedish passengers will benefit from a modern, spacious terminal.Passengers flying to Phuket on Finnair to benefit from new wide-bodied aircraftFinnair will introduce non-stop leisure flights to PhuketMD-11s removed from service by FinnairFinnair has used an MD-11 aircraft for the last time during a flight to Delhi from Helsinki Finnair passengers flying from Stockholm are now able to check-in to their flight at the city’s Central railway station.The airline will be trialling the system for six months by installing check-in kiosks at the departure hall of the Arlanda Express train, which transports customers to Arlanda Airport in approximately 20 minutes.This will save time for a number of busy passengers as the check-in kiosks can print out boarding cards and baggage tags, with customers’ luggage able to be dropped at the airport at the baggage drop desk.Check-in is also available for passengers embarking on a connecting flight at the Finnish capital, Helsinki.Finnair operates seven flights to Stockholm from Helsinki each day.Elsewhere, Finnair passengers flying to Osaka will now travel on new Airbus A330 aircraft, a move which came into effect on July 6th.This brings the total number of the airline’s A330 routes to four after New York, Delhi and Nagoya.It is hoped that Finnair’s fifth A330 will be added to its fleet by the end of this year.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more