If 2019 wasn’t your year of love, you might have entered the new year with big goals in mind. The new year is an excellent opportunity to start your love life out on the right foot. You can improve upon your self, your relationship, and your love life all around. So if you told yourself 2020 was going to be a year of improvements, here are some ideas about how you can go about improving your relationship:

Communicate better
Often what a relationship lacks is good communication. How are you going to have a successful relationship if you don’t discuss your feelings and thoughts with your partner? Make it a goal to communicate better in 2020 and see how much your relationship improves.

Put your relationship first
Life happens, and often our relationship is the first thing to take a toll. Whether you moved cities, started a new job, or graduated from school, it’s common for people to neglect their relationships. This is precisely why it’s crucial to put your relationship and your partner first when it’s needed.

Be affectionate
Because when the romance stops, often does the relationship. The longer you’re with someone, the less affectionate you’re probably going to be. But that doesn’t mean the romance should stop altogether! Surprise your partner with a bouquet, their favorite food, or even a surprise trip to bring excitement back in.

Be playful
Who wants to be in a relationship that’s all work and no play? Laughing and having a good time together is crucial to every relationship, and sometimes all you need to do is be playful with one another to make the relationship fun again.

Put down your phone
We all know how frustrating it is to be with someone who’s just always on their phone, looking down at their screen and ignoring you. Now imagine if that’s your significant other. In a world where technology is so prevalent, it can be hard to find a moment to put your phone down. But in order to make a relationship successful, it’s imperative it turn off your phone and spend some time away from the screen and with your loved one.

Go on dates
Just because you’ve been together for years doesn’t mean you can’t still go on dates. Make “date night,” a regular thing to bring a sense of romance and excitement back into the relationship. You can even spice things up further by making the date night a surprise to add even more adventure.

Spend time apart
Spending too much time with the same person is bound to lead to arguing. You might want to spend all your time with your significant other, but it’s essential to spend time apart. You have to build in time for your friends and family outside of your relationship, and the more time you spend away, the more you’ll appreciate your time together.

Agree to disagree
No relationship is perfect, and sometimes you have to suck it up and agree to disagree. Being stubborn is only going to lead to more arguments, and sometimes it’s better to agree to disagree and call a truce. You love your significant other regardless, and you don’t want to spend all your time fighting with each other.