By Lisa Silvani
When we go into a relationship, there will be many things that change in our lives. We will try to adjust with our partner and there are going to be changes in our habits and preferences, even when we don’t intend to do so. Most of the time, couples that stay together for years will pick up their partner’s habit, bad or good, just because of the sense of belonging and togetherness.
It’s a good thing to be in a relationship especially if you want to better yourself and get healthier. There are many living examples of couples that are not only partners for romantic connection but also toward a healthier life. This will enhance their progress in keeping themselves healthy by making better choices and staying committed to a healthy lifestyle.
Unfortunately, it isn’t always this way. Many people also said that their health worsens after they get into a relationship. This can be because of the stress of the relationship itself but often can also be because of how their partner behaves toward their health. It’s hard to resist temptation when the person you’re living or involved with has a poor choice in health. Although not always, many couples tend to have the same eating patterns, exercise habits, and even stress levels.
In life, sometimes all we want is to move forward, whether that is in terms of our career, business, or relationship. But, for all the good things to happen, we also have to be healthy to strive and to enjoy the good moments when they arrive. In a relationship, it’s best if both people agree and are willing to commit to better themselves as opposed to just expecting good things from their partners or something good just falls into their lap. One of the keys to a happy relationship is having good health. And it can be achievable better together.
If you’re in a relationship, ask yourself these questions before you ask your partner:
What do I want my future to look like?
How healthy I should be to achieve that?
What do I need to change to have all of that?
What kind of healthy lifestyle am I willing to do?
How will all of these affect my relationship? What do I expect from my spouse?
How do I want to be supported in my health?
How can I support my spouse in their health journey?
As I said before, it is best if couples can be healthier together. It reduces stress by having one type of decision for diet, exercise, and different sleeping habits. It reduces tension since both agree to have better habits and preferences for their health. It also makes changes easier since you have a partner who stays with you and can give feedback and support when you’re feeling low. Another thing is that couples who share similar goals, especially health goals, and do it together, usually have stronger bonds and have better relationships overall.
But, life isn’t ideal. Asking people to change is hard. So, instead, make a compromise with your spouse with the decision that you might take for your health if sharing goals is just like an impossible thing right now. Keep going better and lead your own healthier life. Sometimes, when you already gained a few results, there is a bigger chance that you’re spouse want to follow your step. Then, you could help them and build a healthier life together.