A happy and successful relationship has many facets, which include finding hobbies. One of the things that makes a great relationship is maintaining a sense of individuality—each party contributing their uniqueness to the shared experience, thereby making it dynamic and fun. And an easy way to stay true to yourself while being committed to your partner is having your own exciting hobbies and interests. Having separate interests and hobbies can foster mutual respect and can even spice things up if you’re into sharing your passions with one another later.
A 2012 WSJ article went so far as to say: “Having enough space, or privacy, in a relationship is even more important to a couple’s happiness than a good sex life.” We can’t say one way or the other on that, but we can safely say that there are at least 14 reasons why having your own hobbies is great for your relationship.
1. We all need a little Me Time. Everybody needs alone time to recharge and get centered. Having your own interests and exciting hobbies gives you a little time and space to just be by yourself.
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