A harmonious relationship is not an easy thing to reach. And a long, happy marriage is not a gift of fate but the result of daily efforts on both sides, by both partners that are committed to making a relationship better than it is.
1. If you do not make mistakes, you do not risk
Sometimes we do something with good intentions, but it turns out that our actions are a mistake. However, without them, one should not expect any progress in their romantic relationship. Couples who take risks, have disagreements, and learn to make amends, looking back at their mistakes, eventually create a healthy relationship down the line.
2. To maintain a relationship, you need to be patient
Lovers believe that relationships are a natural process. We are sure that a partner shares our values and thoughts, that we are above everyday problems. But as time passes, the level of dopamine decreases, and what recently seemed insignificant, distresses and unnerves us, makes us weak. Scattered socks on the floor, snoring, or unhealthy passion for football can not only provoke a small quarrel but also lead to a divorce.
A happy relationship is possible if the partners are patient and willing to negotiate and compromise when it is required.
3. Partners have to work on their relationship
Everything valuable in life is achieved through hard work. Relationships are one of the most important values in life. Perennial alliances, which seem ideal from the outside, are the result of the work of both partners.
4. You need to constantly ask each other questions
Sometimes it seems to us that we know everything about our partner, reading them like an open book. But people change. Yesterday, she loved chocolate, but today she cannot stand it. Previously, we liked dumb comedies, but we seem to prefer dramas nowadays. Questions are the basis of communication. By asking, we not only learn about our partner but also get interesting opportunities for our development.
5. It is necessary to finish the job
In order to have healthy relationships, a couple must address their grievances. This applies primarily to disputes. Sometimes couples stop arguing to end a battle without actually solving a problem. They do not want to aggravate a relationship, but this only makes their anger accumulate; there will be even more irritation and dissatisfaction the next time they will open up that old wound. These feelings are enemies of relationships.
6. Learn to say yes
We are afraid of the new and the unknown. We do not want to feel uncomfortable, and we give up opportunities, making our relationships boring and monotonous. Try to say yes more often, and life will become a lot brighter and more exciting to you.
7. Do not dissolve in each other
When falling in love, we forget about the old life and stop communicating with friends, developing our skills, and evolving as individuals. Every man needs his own life that doesn’t have anything to do with his wife. Otherwise, we will not be interested not only in the partner but also in ourselves. The same goes for women: they need their own personal space in order to fulfill all of their goals and dreams.
8. Dreams do not need censorship
Life changes; dreams become different. You should not change your plans, goals, and desires just because your partner dreams of something else or considers your aspirations ridiculous and stupid.
Some lose themselves in a relationship. We learn to be happy with just the bare minimum. Life will not be interesting, bright, and surprising if we do not decide to reach our goals and fight for the things we love.
9. Relations must be fought for
Sometimes it is enough to admit your mistake and not try to prove the correctness or superiority of your position at any cost.
These statements may seem obvious. However, in the heat of a quarrel, we often neglect the feelings of our partners and put our relationships at risk in the process.