Our relationships, platonic or romantic, are a large part of what makes us who we are.
Relationships need to grow with you.
Here are eight ways to deepen your relationship with anyone:
Spend A Sunday With Them
While this may seem meaningless, spending a Sunday with them involves an entirely different mindset. This isn’t a typical Saturday night where everything is loud and socially seamless; it’s a lazy Sunday morning. Spend a Sunday morning with them when you’re tired and hungover, without plans for the day, experience each other without needing to entertain.
Be Comfortably Silent
Silence can be scary for many people, but silence isn’t something we should fear; it’s something we should embrace. Go for a long drive, sit together, allow the silence to increase your relationship. Sitting in someone’s silence allows you to exist in the most intimate part of their life.
Give Them Your All
Hold space for this special person in your life. Listen to them, hear them. Most importantly, listen to them fully, without any distractions, wandering eyes, or checking your phone. Give them all of your energy because our energy is sacred, and when we give our all to someone, we show them how much they mean to us.
Talk About Your Ideas And The Future
Sit down with your person and talk about your beliefs; go beyond the superficial layers that hold discussions of events, people, and daily grievances. Talk about what you hope the next five years holds for you; talk about how fate brought the two of you together.
Create Something Together
Work on something together, start a business, paint something, volunteer at your local animal shelter or soup kitchen. Support each other’s interests and team up for the greater cause.
Pay Attention To Details
Notice what bothers them, what kind of milk they put in their coffee, know their favorite ice cream flavor so you can surprise them with it. Not everyone is naturally detail orientated, so make an effort and make it an intention to be. You’ll be pleasantly surprised how much people appreciate your efforts.
Integrate Them Into Your Other Social Circles
Introducing someone to your friends is a great way to show them they’re important to you. Merge them with your friends for a night out or an evening in. There’s something special and intimate about gathering all the different people in your life in one place, and your partner will recognize your efforts to involve them in all of your life.
Talk About Your Families
Tell your loved one the imperfect picture of how you grew up, let me know what made you who you are. This isn’t a call to needlessly air out dirty laundry, but rather a chance for them to get to know and understand your foundation.