Building a successful partnership takes time and effort and involves a lot of good qualities from each of you. Most people will have only one truly successful relationship in their life. That’s just one relationship that doesn’t involve a break-up. So, if that’s the case, does your relationship display the habits that are required to form a successful relationship?
Communication is probably the most important habit of all. It should be the foundation or cornerstone of all strong relationships. Be honest and open with each other. If you can discuss all things with each other then it has multiple benefits. Firstly, you will get a better understanding of each other and what you’ve both been through but also it helps to develop trust in a relationship.
It is fundamental to relationships that you must be able to trust each other. Everyone has enough problems to deal with in their ever-busy lives. Nobody wants to be worrying about what their other half is doing and have constant doubts nagging away in the back of their minds. Communication builds trust and trust helps to build more open communication. If you can keep your trust in each other then you’re building a healthy foundation. If there’s a breach of trust, then you’ll need to work quickly to fix that before it becomes a major problem in the relationship.
Remember to show appreciation for the role your partner plays in your life. It’s easy to take for granted the things that people do for each other the longer you’re together. If your partner makes you dinner, be vocal in your thanks. They will appreciate it. It’s a simple habit and costs you absolutely nothing. You wouldn’t hesitate to show your appreciation if your mate bought you a drink so ensure that you remember to appreciate the small things you do for each other on a daily basis.
Having a life outside a relationship is important. The better communication and the more trust you have in each other, the easier this should be to maintain. This is not always easy, especially if children are involved but it is important none the less. Having a catch up and a laugh with your friends is a great way to relax and help you to feel refreshed within your relationship. It also means that if you have an interest that you don’t share with your partner, you can still maintain that interest with your friends. It’s healthy for both of you if you are both able to enjoy life with and without each other.
Sex is obviously an important trait for couples who hold strong. If there’s a happy amount then it plays a part in keeping you close to each other. That frequency could be a low or high, it depends on what you both want from each other. You don’t have to have sex every day, or even every week, to have a long-lasting relationship with someone. It just needs to be enough for both of you.
Respect is key too. Respect their job, their family and their ways. It doesn’t mean you always have to agree but a relationship without respect is harmful. Your partner does their best with what they’ve been given. It may be more or less than other people, but it deserves just as much respect as the most successful person in life.
Remember to compromise with each other. Each of you will have different opinions and feelings and you’ll need to give some ground occasionally. Don’t always give up your opinion or feelings for the sake of compromise but learn to know when it is required. It will help to preserve the love and respect for each other.
Finally, don’t compare what you have with what other people have. You only see the outside of other relationships. You don’t know what’s happening on the inside. Similarly, with other people, you only see what they are like on the outside, it is not fair to make a comparison with your partner your viewing both under totally different circumstances.
Does your relationship display these habits? We hope so. If you like what you’ve read, please feel free to like, share or comment on our post.