Some tips to keep your relationship healthy
Research shows that improved emotional, social, physical, and spiritual health leads to better outcomes for couples and families. Couples can support each other in improving their health by doing activities together or encourage each other to do activities alone or with friends. Here are several tips to keep yourself and your relationship healthy
- - Practice deep breathing and other stress management techniques, which are available in many communities at no or low cost through community centers and health centers.
- - Focus on relationship maintenance strategies such as eliminating distractions (TV, phone) during meals.
- - Spend time together in the community; volunteer to serve meals once a month at a homeless shelter, for example.
- - Go for a walk together after dinner, and/or limit fast food intake to once a month.
Information from the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families
For more tips to support healthy relationships, see the Resource Center tip sheet, "Why good health matters in relationships."