Relationships with room for learning and growth are more fulfilling over time.
The couples I see stay together keep learning alive in three key ways:
Couples Who Learn on Their Own
Staying connected to your own passions and interests is critical to the long-term success of your relationship. Of course it's easy to set aside your independence early in a relationship when you're caught up in new relationship energy- but to stay together long-term each of your individual wellness needs to be fostered.
Get out and try something new, get creative, read a book- just for you. It can significantly improve the health of your connection.
Couples Who Learn Together
One of the great parts of starting a new relationship is all the excitement that comes from learning together. Every date with a new person is about discovery and exploration. And that newness is intoxicating.
Over time we stop discovering together- and that is some of why passion and excitement can wane. Commit to learning together to keep discovery and fascination alive.
Many of my couples make a bucket list of things they want to learn - together and independently- from wine tasting, to tango, pottery to poker, they create a long list of possibilities to draw from. Once the list is created (without editing) you can decide together which you want to commit to trying out now.