We read the book Mindful Relationship Habits: 25 Practices for Couples to Enhance Intimacy, Nurture Closeness, and Grow a Deeper Connection.

Why we chose it

The book title sounded promising and something that would deliver a lot of bang for the buck.

Key takeaways

There are overwhelming amounts of things you can do to improve your relationship.

There are too many things you can do, you should select some.

Never stop being inquisitive and curious about your partner – Ever evolving beings who grow and change, must share and grow.

Actionable advice

1. Create a couples vision

  • Define core values of relationship
  • Both write their own vision first
  • Vision goals and action steps
  • Top 5 priorities
  • Habits / behaviours for success

2. Use rubberband method to stay concious of habits

  • Use a rubberband on your wrist to stay more concious of behaviours you wanna avoid
  • When you catch yourself doing the action you want to avoid, move the band from one arm to the other or snaop the band, this will make you be more concious of actions you do and make it easier to catch your self and make a change.

3. Learn love languages

  • Learn your partners love languages and your own
  • Optimize relationship by applying the knowledge
  • https://www.5lovelanguages.com/

How we liked it

The book felt a bit all over the place with lots of unrelated tips / advice. It felt like the book could have been better organized to make it easier to follow and more actionable.