The sum of our daily habits ultimately determines what kind of person we’re going to end up being. And it’s exactly the same when it comes to our relationships as well.

As a human being, you are going to carry some very distinct traits and characteristics with you that will help define who you really are. These are the traits and characteristics that will set you apart from everyone else around you. And ultimately, these traits and characteristics are going to determine the kind of person that people are going to make you out to be.

But what ultimately builds your character as a human being? It’s the habits that you do on a consistent basis. If you are always practicing good habits, then that means that you are ultimately building your character. If you partake in good habits, you are constantly working towards becoming a better human being.

It’s the same with your relationships.

Your relationship is bound to take on a personality of its own. And if you consistently practice good habits in your relationship, then the better character your relationship is going to have. And the better the character of your relationship, then the likelier it will be for you and your partner to actually make things last.

But what are some examples of these good habits that you and your partner need to be practicing all of the time? Read on to find out.

1. You go to sleep at the same time.

Going to sleep at the same time might seem like such a simple and mundane thing that has very little bearing as a couple. However, when done consistently, it can really breed a sense of familiarity, comfort, security, stability, consistency, and reliability in the relationship. And these aren’t small things at all.

2. You show your affection for one another often.

You should never be withholding of the love and affection that you have for one another in your relationship. Whenever you have an opportunity to showcase or express your love for your partner, you never want to squander it. Don’t take your partner for granted at all.

3. You give without demanding anything in return.

A relationship should never be a competition of giving and taking. There should be no scorekeeping when it comes to love. If you want to give love to your partner, then you should just do so. Don’t be putting conditions or expectations behind the love that you give them.

4. You communicate well.

There are very few issues in a relationship that good and effective communication can’t fix. And that’s why it’s very important that the two of you really master the art of communicating effectively with one another.

5. You always stay patient and understanding with each other.

You always remind yourselves that you are both only human and that you are bound to screw up in the relationship every once in a while. That’s why you make it a point to stay patient and understanding with each other all of the time.

6. You listen when the other is talking.

More important than doing a lot of talking in the relationship is actually listening. You always want your partner to feel like you are giving them a safe space to express themselves whenever they are with you. You always want them to feel comfortable telling you about whatever they want to get off their chest.

7. You still live your own individual lives.

Just because you get into a relationship doesn’t mean that you completely abandon your individual lives. You still want to be able to take the pressure off your relationship by actually focusing some of your energy to other aspects of your life. Still make time for your personal hobbies, interests, and careers.

8. You stay honest with each other.

The only way that the two of you are ever going to be on the same page with each other is if you always uphold truthfulness and honesty. You would never want to betray the trust that you so willingly give to each other as a couple. You always want to be staying true and sincere in your relationship.

9. You stay humble.

Couples who stay humble are couples that are constantly acknowledging their imperfection. It’s always important that you understand that there is always room for improvement. There is always one aspect of your relationship that you can continue to work on and strengthen. And recognizing that fact requires a lot of humility.

10. You show appreciation and gratitude.

You never want your partner to feel like they don’t add a sense of value to your life. Even when they don’t really ask for it, you have to give them recognition for everything that they do for you. It’s always nice to feel needed, valued, and appreciated – especially by someone you’re deeply in love with.

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