Relationship Self-Care

If you’re in a relationship or have even been in one, you’ve probably had times where you and your partner just don’t click. It’s bound to happen, and it totally normal. But what if I told you it could be because you’re both not taking care of your relationship? Hear me out on this one. Ever hear of relationship self-care? This is something I’ve been thinking about for a while and wanted to discuss this week! Let’s dive in!

So what do we mean by “relationship self-care”? Well, it can mean a few different things.

  • Being present with your partner but also letting them know when you need some “me time”.
  • Willingness to listen to what your partner needs and having them do the same for you.
  • Practicing self-care both together, and apart.
  • Doing your best to fulfill both your needs and the needs of your partner. This doesn’t necessarily mean sexual needs. It could be as simple as helping to clean up after dinner if your partner has had a long or difficult day. Other times, it could be the more intimate needs.
  • Have time set aside each day for both each other and separately. This can help both of you become more aware of what you need as individuals and as a couple.
relationship self-care is not easy
Self-Care helps you care for your relationship

Part of relationship self-care is understanding your needs as well as your partner’s needs. It’s not always easy but if you’re mindful of it, you can succeed. It’s also a two way street. You cannot expect yourself or your partner to put in ALL the work. That’s where effective communication comes in. Be honest and open with each other. Asking the right questions such as what you both need, and how you can attain it can open that particular door.

Wrapping up this week, I want to challenge you all to take some time for self-care, individually and in your relationship (if you’re in one). It can be as little as 5 minutes. For some ideas, check out my post on self-care as healthcare.

While I definitely disagree with this article from Psychology Today, it was interesting. I believe self-care CAN exist in a relationship and the idea that self-care is selfish is so WRONG! The reason I put this piece here is to showcase a valid but in my opinion, inaccurate view.

Until next time. Be well and Namaste!

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