That’s a great mindset to start the new year! Setting relationship goals can help strengthen your bond and create a positive and fulfilling connection with your partner. Here are some ideas for New Year’s relationship goals:

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  1. Communication: Improve communication by being open, honest, and transparent with each other. Practice active listening and express your thoughts and feelings in a constructive manner.
  2. Quality Time: Make a commitment to spend quality time together regularly. This could involve date nights, weekend getaways, or simply enjoying each other’s company without distractions.
  3. Support Each Other’s Goals: Encourage and support each other in pursuing personal and professional goals. Discuss your individual aspirations and find ways to help each other achieve them.
  4. Shared Hobbies: Explore and develop shared interests or hobbies. Whether it’s a new activity, sport, or hobby, doing things together can strengthen your connection.
  5. Health and Wellness: Focus on health and well-being as a couple. This could involve exercising together, preparing healthy meals, or supporting each other in maintaining a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
  6. Conflict Resolution: Work on improving how you handle disagreements. Practice effective conflict resolution techniques, such as staying calm, compromising, and finding solutions together.
  7. Express Gratitude: Make a habit of expressing gratitude for the positive aspects of your relationship. Regularly acknowledge and appreciate each other’s efforts and contributions.
  8. Surprises and Gestures: Keep the romance alive by surprising each other with thoughtful gestures. It could be as simple as a love note, a small gift, or planning a surprise date.
  9. Learn and Grow Together: Attend workshops, read books, or engage in activities that help both of you grow personally and as a couple. Continuous learning can bring new perspectives and insights into your relationship.
  10. Celebrate Milestones: Acknowledge and celebrate important milestones in your relationship, whether it’s your anniversary, the day you first met, or achieving a shared goal.

Remember, these goals should be tailored to your specific relationship dynamics and should be realistic and achievable. Open communication is key in ensuring that both partners are on the same page and committed to these goals. Here’s to a fulfilling and love-filled new year!

Nancy Travers is an Orange County Counseling professional. If you need safe, effective counseling services, please get in touch. You can reach her here: