Relationships are all about human connection done through love and understanding.
But sometimes it can turn out to be rather difficult to keep a relationship strong…
Through every couples’ journey together, a few or even several hiccups inevitably occur and make things a little tainted. Mostly, this happens because you encounter a difference in your opinions, one of you feels insecure and becomes jealous.
1) Respect Each Other
The first rule to keep a relationship strong is to treat your loved one with respect. You have to respect your partner’s time, heart, character and, of course, his or her trust + expect to receive the same amount of respect back.
Keep in mind that there is a multitude of actions that can diminish the feeling of respect given or received. These include name-calling, secretly checking your partners’ phone, making ultimatums or threatening to end the relationship. Always avoid such behavior as it will 100% make things harder, instead of helping you both.
2) Do Things That Help You Bond
At the beginning of a relationship, we tend to focus on spending as much time with our partner as possible. But spending a lot of time together does not necessarily mean that your relationship is getting stronger. What does make it stronger is spending that time well.
To maintain and strengthen your connection, focus on doing activities that allow you to bond. Go out for dinner and have long talks, set up picnics and relax together, play fun games and giggle – the better the time, the stronger the relationship!
1) Talk About It!
One of the most important rules of a strong relationship is to communicate with your loved one, because communication is key to happiness & peace.
… Yet not every person knows how to express how they feel. The key to a strong relationship is to vocalize love, show your feelings and offer compliments as often as possible.
Moreover, discussing bad situations or fights is even more important, because avoiding and hiding from any bad issues won’t solve your problems anyway. To grow together and build the foundation for a strong relationship, a couple has to be able to truly express their feelings.
So, no matter how uncomfortable a situation might be, talking about it is what will lead to better problem-solving skills and a long-lasting relationship.
4) Keep a Relationship Strong By… Spending Some Time Apart
A little time apart can also keep you both healthy and happy. After 14 years in a relationship, I can honestly say that spending time apart from each other is as important as spending time together. And no, it’s not because “after a long time people get bored of each other”. I never got bored of my partner.
Yet when you spend too much time together, you can end up in a situation called co-dependency. This is when you start to lose your own authenticity and feel like you, as one, don’t or can’t exist without your partner (which is, of course, not true).
It’s incredibly important to stay YOU – the real, authentic YOU with your own likes, dislikes, goals, dreams, wishes, and abilities because essentially, this is what made your partner interested in you in the first place.
Thus, a healthy rule for a strong relationship is to have gentle boundaries and personal autonomy from time to time. This is the key to both personal happiness and a lasting partnership.
5) Appreciate & Admire
Being in a long-term relationship often makes us forget to express our appreciation for our loved ones.
Admiration shows your significant other that you are grateful for having him or her by your side and is a simple, completely way to keep a relationship strong.
Small gestures, a couple of kind words, a genuine interest in his or her day will boost confidence in your connection and make your partner feel loved.
6) s3x Is Important, Too
When it comes to relationships, s3x is just like a perfect frosting on an already tasty cake. It cultivates a flourishing connection for the couple because it allows you to feel connected, and share each other at the most intimate level.
Of course, this is not much of a rule since every person has his or her own preferences. Yet it’s safe to say that s3x is definitely a perfect habit to cultivate if you want to make and keep your relationship strong.
Thanks for sharing, well elaborated