7 Actions That Make A Resilient Couple

“Sorry, I couldn’t help it,” says someone not in a resilient relationship. So you’re passed the first dates—or the honeymoon stage—where you flirt, look your best, practice your best manners and maybe even sacrifice what you prefer to do … in every interaction. In hopes or urgency to develop the relationship further. Because you feel attracted to someone—who you don’t even know yet, and they don’t even know you yet. Both of you are putting up your best personas. For all that, eventually you’ll feel more comfortable, or dare we say lazy, to flirt, look your best, practice your manners and now feel in your right to act a bit more greedy in your desires. Beyond the obvious act of making an effort in your relationship to keep it healthy, what should that effort look like? Which specific efforts separate you from being an Average Couple to being a Resilient Couple? Research has found several ways to be a Resilient Couple—basically, the part fairy tales don’t even bother showing. It’s raw, difficult, and takes work. I’m sure you remember all the adrenaline and butterflies you felt at the beginning gave you enough energy to put in that effort, but......

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