We always want nothing but the best in our life: successful work, perfect partner and a wish to make a relationship last. Who would not say YES to all those dreams and wishes? We are ought to live in this world with support, and that can be aided by establishing a good relationship with someone.When love is in the relationship, you will be amazed with how love changed the relationship for the better and also change you as a person: better and wiser partner.If you really are desiring for a good and lasting relationship, you can have it only when you value and practice commitment, trust, respect, understanding and the need for change. Unique as we all are, there are still common principles in all relationships for it to be meaningful, essential and exciting.
1. Constantly have a deeper connection with your partner.
You need to know everything about your partner, as in you need to be involved knowing him more and more each day. As time permits you, spend quality time together like going on a road trip, playing sports, dinner date, movie date, and all other things that compliments both of you to maintain and improve your connection as couples.
2. Solve the conflict together.
Conflict has always been part of the relationship, any time, any moment. The very first thing in mind is to recognize and acknowledge the problem. In such a way, you will be able to talk about the conflicts and try to solve it by realizing what really went wrong and if forgiveness is necessary, then be able to ask for it and forgive. Remember, being silent doesn’t help you at all, it can actually worsen the condition.
When you talk and exchange ideas to each other, it is communication, but it is not enough, you need to be honest, open and respectful when you talk. Direct communication is essential in the relationship so that we will be able to convey what we feel such that trust, respect, openness and honesty will come into place.
4. Always have that surprise in the relationship.
Once in a while, surprising your partner is also helpful to make a relationship last. Small things can be surprising and memorable as long as it comes from each other’s heart. Cooking for them is also heartwarming, as they say; “a way to the man’s/girl’s heart is through his stomach”.Even if you feel the relationship is boring for a moment, surprising him is of aid to bring back the spark and spice of the relationship.
5. Laughter is the best medicine.
Despite troubles and problems in the relationship, humor is indeed a great therapy. In the relationship, you can show your funny side too as in telling jokes even if it’s not funny. You see, you may not have laughed with the jokes but you laughed because of how you all become stupid because of each other.
6. Keep compromise in the relationship.
How you give and take in the relationship can tell whether the relationship will last or not. Do not expect any in the relationship because you might end up disappointed.Always recognize what is important to your partner as it builds feeling of support and compromise.
7. Expect ups and downs.
It is common in the relationship that problems come and go; sometimes you’re up and sometimes you’re down.When you are on the down side of the relationship, you can be hot and short-tempered in such a way that you can no longer solve the problems. So first of all, you need to go into a realization that problems will come and go. If changes are necessary, then do some change for the better.
When you establish and build relationship, it is a lifetime investment to maintain and nurture. Relationship is indeed an investment of patience, commitment, trust, respect, acceptance and the willingness to learn new skills. You should also understand that happiness in the relationship is not constant.Sometimes, you need to be hurt to learn because by learning, you appreciate more the relationship you and your partner established. There’s no such thing as a perfect relationship, but to make a relationship last is possible and not by being perfect but to see the imperfections you both have as couples for you to realize how much you both value each other despite differences and imperfections.