Relationships are great right? Having someone who’s there for us is priceless. But, relationships also require effort, intention, and a lot of self work from both partners- but it’s doable and worth it.
A recent survey from online dating portal EHarmony showed that 64% of Americans are very happy in their relationship. An indication that all of the hard work is certainly worthy in order to enjoy the satisfaction from a healthy relationship.
The constant excitement, longing for each other, navigating your respective wants and needs, the occasional fights, and then making up – all make romantic relationships a bumpy yet pleasurable ride. However, too many rough times can cause a strain on your relationship. Especially if you both lack the tools to repair the disconnections and find your way back to each other.
Typically, when a relationship begins, it feels like a dream. But this early phase often lasts for about six months. Afterwards, and in order for your relationship to grow and deepen, you both need to roll up your sleeves and do some work. We believe great and easily accessible relationship advice can make a world of difference. Relationship coaches, therapists are a great start, as is reading some awesome relationship books. The tech world has its own helpful, expert-based advice. Here are our Top 5 Apps to help you build a great relationship.
MindSail – In-app purchases – iOS Devices
MindSail is a pocket life coach that’s always there for you in times when you could use a mental pick-me-up. The app offers properly curated resources that help with various aspects of your relationship, from managing your emotions in a healthier way to breaking old relationship patterns. The app puts expert advice at your fingertips, and you can listen to mini-coaching sessions.
How much does it cost? Each program has a one-time fee of $0.99. Which, when compared to in-person counselling, is cheaper. Also, you can pay $5.99 per month to gain access to Mindsail’s entire content catalog, with the first month being free!
Relish – Free – All Devices
The Relish app is a fine blend of fun, and science-based mini-lessons in an app for couples who wish to create a long-lasting relationship. The app helps couples learn about each other and work on their relationship, using personality tests, customized lesson plans, and one-on-one counselling. The latter is what makes the app unique.
Relish provides a space where users (couples) can get customizable lessons about their love languages, sex life, and other factors impacting the health of their relationship. Every week a personal coach checks in with the users and has sessions where they provide actionable advice based on the weekly lessons. Relish has helped several couples build the relationship they wanted, and it can help you too.
ReGain – Monthly Subscription – All Devices
The ReGain App is an excellent choice for anyone looking for convenient, quality, and relatively affordable relationship advice from experts and couples counseling.
The app makes use of text messaging as well as video, phone, and live-chat sessions to conduct online therapy sessions. Many people often wonder how practical online therapy is in resolving relationship issues. However, recent studies show that online therapy for couples is promising.
In terms of cost, online therapy is much cheaper than traditional in-office marriage counseling, and, on average, the app costs around $260 upfront for a month or $65 per week. While you’re considering the cost, remember that some relationships are invaluable.
Jyst – Free – iOS Devices
Think of Jyst as Reddit for relationship advice. The app lets you seek anonymous relationship advice from their online community. Sometimes lived experience is the best teacher, and on this app, you get to hear firsthand the experiences and opinions of members.
This app could be helpful for those times when you don’t want to ask your pals what they think about a text you’ve been over analyzing: or times you simply want other opinions on a dating situation before making a decision.
Mend – In-app purchases – iOS Devices
Mend is specific about the help it offers. This app is for people who have had a rough breakup and are heartbroken. Your friends might get tired of hearing how heartbroken you are or how your partner’s actions hurt you. They feel you should move on.
Mend is an excellent app that’ll help you cope. Day by day, the self-care app will guide you through your heartbreak. You get access to advice, stories, and interviews to help you along the way. The app first has a 28-day free trial, after which you can choose from a few payment options — monthly for $9.99, three months for $23.99 ($7.99/ month), or all year for $59.99 ($4.99/month).