Every relationship has its ups and downs, and sometimes you’re going to experience a rainy relationship day, week, or season. But it’s how you prepare for those gloomy days that counts.
Dr. Gottman says, "Nobody has the emotional stamina to turn towards other people's needs twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Realizing the limits of our time and attention, if you face a time when turning towards one another is impossible, the goodwill you've accumulated will be enough to see you through to better times."
When you’ve built up enough positive interactions with each other, your relationship will be able to weather the difficult times better, and it will keep you on track for maintaining a healthy, happy life together.
So, build up positive interactions today to save for a rainy day in the future.
Leave your partner a little love note, tell them something you appreciate about them, or spend some quality time with each other today.