Can we agree that lack of love, money, and communication are the leading factors in destroying a relationship?
Business ownership can be hard for love relationships. If you're a business owner, you already know how business can consume the mind 24/7. I'm sure some partners may feel left out while you think sometimes he or she doesn't give enough understanding or support.
Initially, it becomes rocky because your relationship has entered an unfamiliar territory. It's shifting to new grounds and areas that are awakening. As a matter of fact, it's a fresh awakening specifically designed for your love to endure.
If you're in a relationship or married, your partner may feel pushed aside or neglected. So, here are 3 ways to balance your business and your relationship:
1. Date Nights and Monthly Getaways.
If you haven't already put this into motion, you need to! Set aside a specific day of the week and one weekend per month. You can also design a meeting area in the home with no distractions. For example, one business owner and his wife meet in a common area of their home. When one is out running errands or at the office, the other sits in this particular room (until the other enters the house) to meet upon his or her return. During this time, try to eliminate your cell phones. Certainly, have talks about life and each other: and what you miss greatly about him or her. Go out to new restaurants. Attend concerts. Save money for getaways. Take long walks or drives somewhere. For far too long, we neglect courtship because we get too comfortable in our relationships. If you have children, be sure to lock in a babysitter.
2. Love to Communicate.
I know it sounds cliche', but this one is serious. Send a text message and call throughout the day. After all, texting is the new communicator. There's something about texting in the morning, whether you live together or not. Send the message prior to starting your busy day. Say something simple like, "You were amazing this morning," or "Baby, I love you," or "I made it safely. Love you. Have a wonderful day." Language can't get lost here, nor misunderstood. You're merely communicating "Thinking of you." You can also send this text throughout the day. Be sure to call. Set patterns in your communication and try to stick to them. Talk everything through until there's a firm understanding and resolve. Include your partner in the business journey as well.
3. Don't Neglect Affection
Touch. Hugs. Kissing. Cuddling. Sex. They all play an important role in your relationship. Lack of these affections can come from either stress or sheer neglect. According to medical research, "hugging someone you care about can ease stress and anxiety, lower blood pressure and even boost memory ..." One thing is true; business owners do need their memories. Affection also brings the two of you closer and secures the relationship.
Intentionally including the above elements in your relationship brings every aspect of your life into balance. Hence, you'll be ready and charged to accept any challenge in business. Remember, love begins at home then spreads abroad.