When you’re in a long-term relationship, it’s inevitable that at some point you will feel taken for granted. You’ll also take that person for granted.
Meditation can help you to love better and to react better. Rather than starting sentences with, “Why don’t you ever…” you can take time to reflect daily. This can be seen as an investment for the sake of your future relationship, and to stop the cycle of loaded remarks.
So take a good long moment, and invest in this mindfulness meditation for relationship bumps.
For a few minutes a day, sit down and reflect on what you want from your relationship. It could be security, it could be companionship, it could be laughter. It may change from day to day.
Rather than letting your mind enter the territory of reviewing what it doesn’t have, try to keep your mind still.
Imagine that your partner is everything that you want.
Imagine that everything you need from them, you can give to yourself.
Infuse your body with a feeling of loving-kindness towards your partner.
Imagine yourself with them right in the beginning; when your relationship felt easy and electric. Sit with that feeling in your heart and feel it expand.
This meditation will not fix all relationship woes, but it certainly can help stop the snarkiness that may erode a loving partnership. Every time you need a reminder of why you are together, start by reminding yourself so that you can approach the bumps in the road with a calm attitude.
If the ultimate goal is lasting love, this will help you get there.