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Relationship Resolutions for 2020

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Whoever said resolutions and New Year goals had to be established on the 1st January? Nobody… that’s who! And personally, I love setting a range of different goals for myself throughout the year. Rarely a month goes by where I haven’t set myself some sort of goal. My boyfriend Carl and I recently sat down and thought about our relationship goals for 2020, some things we’ve like to do more of which will hopefully improve our relationship even further.

A girl with short hair and glasses wearing a green checkered dress and a boy with black hair, smiling, wearing a shirt and a waist coat

I like the idea of setting goals together with someone else. Of course this doesn’t have to be a romantic partner – it could be a friend, a parent, a child – anyone. But setting out to achieve things together can be a great bonding experience and an opportunity to get even closer and more understanding in your relationship.

So Carl and I came up with 5 things we’d love to try and do more of this year as a couple. #3 might surprise you:

We will attend more racing events together

We’re very much a Motorsport couple. I wasn’t into Motorsport AT ALL before I met him but the more I learnt about it, the more I loved it. And now, it’s one of my favourite things in the world and I love being able to experience this passion with him. Racing events are so much fun – the cars, the atmosphere, everything about them is brilliant.

We’ve been to a few in the past; the DTM in 2018 and 2019, the Blancpain GT series in 2019 and the WEC 4 hours of Silverstone last year too. But our goal for this year is to do even MORE. Even if it’s a series we’re not too familiar with – we just want to get ourselves to a race track more often. I can’t see this one being too hard to achieve!

A girl at a race track leaning on the barrier facing away from the camera, looking at the circuit. Wearing jeans and a green sleeveless shirt.

We will go out for a meal together once a month just the two of us

Partially due to my anxiety, I never enjoyed going out for meals much in the past because it was something that made me feel incredibly anxious. BUT as I’m a thousand times better now, my love for going out for meals has come back – thankfully! As it’s something I always loved to do.

So we’ve vowed to go out for a meal, just the two of us, at least once a month. We’ve already completed that for January – as we had a 50% of mains for a pub that we like – so we took advantage of that last week. I’m looking forward to hopefully trying some new food and restaurants as we work through this goal.

We will do more things individually

I know this point sounds a bit backwards to what this post is actually about but particularly for me, this one is really important. Again, my anxiety took a lot from me, including my ability to do anything alone. For years, I’ve relied on my partner to go places and do things. Rarely doing anything alone. So if there was a film at the cinema I wanted to see but he didn’t? I wouldn’t see it. Because I couldn’t go by myself.

So this goal is huge for both us as a couple and me as an individual. I’m only 27, so I’m at a prime place to experience life both as a couple and on my own (not single, just on my own). And really, nothing should be stopping me. If you’re a little older and done all the travelling and experiencing on your own and are now looking for someone to have new experiences with, silver-dating.com is a great place for silver singles to find that companionship.

We will cook together more

When I say more I mean, at all. We used to do this a bit but then as life got busier, we just stopped. But in the past we’ve made Thai fish cakes, chunky beef chilli, south western sea food and much more together. Cooking together was always a fun activity and plus – super yummy food at the end of it!

We will watch more performing arts

And finally, we’re hoping to watch more performing arts together going forward. So theater, music, cinema – anything of that nature. Every time we come out of the theater we say we should go more. Every time I come out of the cinema, I say that I want to go to the cinema more. So now’s the time to put that into action! We have a James Bond Orchestra performance booked for February and hopefully a lot more for the rest of the year.

What are your relationship or dating goals for this year? If you’re in a relationship, what would you like to do more of together? If you’re single, what are your dating goals for this year? Let me know!

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Jenny in Neverland

Twenty-something lifestyle blogger from Essex. Book lover, Slytherin, organisational wizard and enjoys Motorsport, Disney and Yoga.

73 Comments

  1. Date nights are so important!! I loved reading this post, it’s nice to see the relationships behind the blog sometimes!
    Rosie

  2. Our biggy is date nights, Joshua isn’t a great sleeper so we’re a bit unsure about leaving him in the evenings at the moment but omg do we need a night away together xx

    1. Hope you can sort something out this year!

  3. This is SUCH a good idea! But I would need to be in a relationship to be able to use any of them lol

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    1. True – you could do friendship resolutions?

  4. Awwww!! You two are literal goals! You look so adorable together and make me feel extra single right now! *sob* xD

    Daisy xoxo | TheDeeWhoLived

    1. Awh thank you xxx

  5. Our goal last year was to make more time for date nights & it worked wonders for us!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

    1. Awh that’s lovely to hear!

  6. Going out to eat once a month sounds like a lovely goal, as does doing more things individually! I think both of those are great additions to any relationship.

    1. Thank you 😌 x

  7. These are such sweet goals!! Prioritising set aside, alone time together like a proper little date at least once a month is lovely. My parents aim to go out alone at least once a week if possible, and they always come back acting like two young kids who are super in love :’) I’m single, and I’m not necessarily looking. If the right guy comes along this year, then great! If not, I’m just going to continue working on improving myself & doing more things alone x

    1. Sounds like a really smart way of approaching it! 😌

  8. I think doing things individually is so important! With my ex I let him take over my hobbies with his and since leaving him I have rediscovered them and am such a happier person!

    1. Awh I’m so glad you’ve found your individuality again xxx

      1. Thanks Jenny x

  9. Love this post! So many good ideas here. I think it is a great thing for couples to cook together. It makes it much more fun. 🙂

  10. Love your post. Cooking together is a wonderful thing to do as you share more than just cooking, but laughter and creation. I love to travel more with my husband. lots of fun all the time even if we are in the car for hours on end.
    xoxo Giangi

    1. Thank you x

  11. I’ve never seen a post like this before but I think the concept is great. I like the fact you’ve said do things alone too. It’s important that you have separate interests and experiences as well as doing things together. I’m really glad that a lot of these are related to your anxiety improving too! x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    1. Thank you 😌 x

  12. Going out for dinner is so much fun, I’m glad you can enjoy it more now and you’ve gotten back to loving it! I literally love going out for food!

    I think being independent from your partner is so important. Of course, companionship is the best part but I think having your separate interests and being okay on your own, going out with you friends etc and making time for other aspects in your life is healthy, and can even add to the spark of the relationship when you come together!!

    Good luck with your goals, both of you! Here’s to an amazing year!

    1. Thanks so much, totally agree too x

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