Most people believe that love is all it takes to make a relationship work. It might be enough to start a relationship but definitely not enough to make one last forever. Believe it or not, a relationship is hard work. In order to make it work with your partner, you need to be dedicated to making it work and that requires more than just love.
Most couples tend to disregard even the most basic advice, thinking that they don’t need any and that is exactly how they end up in couple’s therapy or broken up. There’s so much that can go wrong that doesn’t even have to go wrong. Here are some of the things that experts recommend in order to make your relationship work.
1. Don’t expect perfection.
Author of ‘Couples: How We Make Love Last’, Kate Figs, tells us that there is no unanimous definition of perfection. Accept it; what you consider perfect isn’t what anyone else considers as perfect, even your own partner. Your soul-mate isn’t supposed to be a perfect match in the sense that he or she has to agree with everything that you say. Everyone has different opinions maybe about politics, food, sports or anything else. Finding someone who’s different than us is often what’s best for us.
Furthermore, Kate says that learning to accept that everyone will make mistakes and that every couple will face bad days is key to making a relationship work since you won’t be constantly asking yourself ‘where did it all go wrong?’ The truth is that nothing went wrong; it’s just a bad day.