No relationship is perfect. Nowadays, so many people think that just because they see a picture of a couple on Facebook that looks really happy, doesn’t mean their relationship is faultless. Truth is, that’s only the outside of it and there are so many things that go on behind closed doors. We’ve gathered up five tips for a healthy and long-lasting relationship;
We hear about trust all the time. People say, if you don’t have trust, you don’t have anything. That’s a very cliché term, but it’s very true. The question is, how do you build your trust? Building trust doesn’t just take a few days or when you first meet a person. It can take many months, even years to really trust someone.
Building trust begins with communicating. It’s so important to talk to the other person and be willing to share things about your life, struggles, dreams, fears, past experiences and things that you’ve been through that make you the person you are today. You should be willing to be open and also be willing to listen to your partner.
Don’t Rely On Another Person For Your Happiness
It’s very important to build memories, build a bond with your significant other and spend time with each other, but there are also limits to that. That could be hard especially when you’re in your honeymoon stage. But things and routines get old really quick. People get bored and tired. You kind of start to drift away slowly and argue more about dumb little things until these little things turn into bigger disasters. So it’s really crucial to sometimes take a step back and spend a few days away from each other. Have time to yourself and with other people who were there before your relationship such as family and genuine friends because it allows you two to miss each other.
Comparing relationships nowadays is really easy to do especially with social media. You see so many pictures of people may be getting gifts or something from their boyfriends and you feel envy toward them. Right there, you just have to change your perspective and look into ways to improve and continue to build your relationship instead of competing or comparing yourself to other relationships. Love, happiness and peace are the most important things about the relationship and gifts are just little bonuses.
Fight For Each Other
You and your significant other should always be putting a 100 percent in your relationship, not 50/50, not 75/25 but 100%. Never force relationships because when something is not meant to be, it’s not going to work out no matter what you do. Thus, when something is meant to be, it is going to work out no matter what you do. No matter how far you and your partner may be away from each other, if you go through a big struggle, if you’re meant to be, you can find a way back to each other.
Forgive And Forget
Time will come, you and your partner will both hurt each other. It’s bound to happen because people make mistakes. But most of the time, things are never intentional when it comes to hurting one another. You have to learn to just accept things as they are, forgive and forget. Very easy to say, but really hard to do. But always remember, no matter what circumstances you’re going through, things will get better because time heals everything.