Starting a relationship is always fun and exciting, but making a relationship last is hard work. Once you’ve gotten settled in your relationship, you have to maintain an honest flow of communication and to continue to cherish your time with your loved one. Making a relationship last isn’t always fun, but the benefits of maintaining a long-term and committed relationship far outweigh the difficulties that you may face.
No matter how long you’ve been together, there are some simple, fundamental rules of the road. Putting them into practice isn’t always easy, but it is critical. Make your relationship stronger, and the good stuff—fun, sex, trust, affection—will be better than ever. Here are 10 simple tips to make your relationship last longer.
10 Simple Tips to make your loving Relationship last longer
Honesty is the key to any long-lasting relationship. To keep your relationship strong, you should be able to be open and honest with your special someone. You should be able to share your most intimate thoughts and feelings with your loved one, or you’re not really communicating. Don’t be afraid to tell your loved one if he disappointed you. Being honest about your feelings will help you work through the problem, and is far better than being passive aggressive if you’re upset about something. Share your feelings with your loved one. If you’re really upset about something that happened at work or something your mother said, then don’t keep it all inside.
Call him every day just to touch base for a few minutes. Make his favorite meal once a week. Once he begins to expect these things, you will always be close to his awareness.
Everybody makes mistakes. This is a cold hard fact of life. If you truly care about the person you are in a relationship with, you have to learn to forgive them for their mistakes. Holding grudges toward one another is very toxic in a relationship, and is definitely not something you want to do if you want your relationship to last.
I’m sure you don’t want to ever feel held back from doing certain things or trying new things just because you are in a relationship, and neither does your partner. Make sure you encourage your significant other to achieve any goals.
Yeah, yeah, you’ve heard it a thousand times before but good communication really is the foundation for everything else. If you can’t communicate – because you are afraid of confrontation or hurting the other person’s feelings – problems never get solved, your needs never get known and addressed. Good communication is about being responsible with your emotions, specifically broadcasting your emotional state, letting your partner know when you are stressed and need to be left alone or needing a hug, rather than coming home and snipping at everyone.
Take your time at the early stages of the relationship to get to know what turns on or ticks off your partner. Learn if his beliefs and passions align with your own. This way you won’t waste any precious moments with someone who turns out to be incompatible with you.
In any long-term relationship, physical intimacy (in any form) is far more than just physical. It’s important in maintaining the health of your emotional connection, as well. The physical act of love is something that only you two share and revels in. It’s also important in reigniting the passion and bringing you back together if you drift apart. As with most elements of a relationship, it is easy to spark this physical connection in the beginning. It’s more difficult to work, finances, kids, home, physical changes, and whatever else makes intimacy more difficult.
Two different people sometimes mean two different viewpoints. This is most evident when making any kind of decision – big or small. Sometimes, the two people agree and sometimes not. When there is a disagreement, don’t allow it to become a full-fledged argument. Instead discuss it calmly and rationally. Be thoughtful and empathetic with the other person’s view on something. Don’t hear their response and immediately become defensive, insisting that you should have the final say. If you are unsure about why your partner thinks the way that they do, just ask questions for clarity.
Healthy arguments are also very essential in a romantic relationship. We should never bottle up our emotions and instead should express ourselves when we disagree. We should also aim to resolve the issues whenever we get the opportunity because it will help in the long run if we avoid looking for a fight and letting things escalate.
One must find time to celebrate every now and then. It doesn’t matter if it’s a small thing, we should never be short of excuses to have a celebration. Sometimes, being with the one we love is a sufficient reason to celebrate.