11 Qualities Every Truly Happy Relationship Has In Common

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Of course, physical attraction and quality chemistry was what brought you together in the first place. It is what compelled you to lower your guard and allow yourself to get smitten by another person. So you chose to take a risk and let yourself serve as a target for cupid’s arrow. You took a leap of faith, and now you’re in a steady relationship with someone you think has the potential to be your life partner. But you have to understand as early as now that it takes so much more than physical attraction and chemistry to make a relationship work.

It requires a lot of patience, understanding, sensitivity, and respect for a relationship to maximize its full potential. If you still feel like you’re in the dark with regards to how a good relationship is supposed to look like, then this article is going to shed some light unto your situation. Here are the most common qualities that are present in genuinely happy relationships:

1. Empathy

In order for ANY relationship to work, there always has to be a healthy semblance of empathy there. Every person needs to have a basic sense of understanding when they are interacting with other people. You have to establish a personal connection with someone in a way that you can sense what the other is feeling or thinking at any given moment.

2. Compromise

No successful relationship has ever been built by people who refused to compromise. Relationships are tough because you are forced to give up huge bulks of who you are just to accommodate another person in your life. That is why compromises are always necessary. Things aren’t always going to go your way, and you should be okay with that.

3. Comedy and Humor

A sense of humor can go a long way when it comes to long-term relationships. Remember that while physical attraction may have been what drew the both of you closer to begin with, looks will eventually fade. However, a sense of humor and character only get better with time. That is why it’s important to be with someone with whom you share excellent rapport.– Continue reading on the next page

4. Trust

Trust is always important in a relationship. There’s no point in being with someone who you can’t trust. You have to be able to trust your partner to do right by you and pick up the pieces where you left off. You have to put your trust in a person separate from yourself if you want to maximize the full dynamics of your relationship.

5. Optimism

Stop being such a negative Nancy. Maintain a positive outlook as often as you can. Having a healthy dose of optimism in your relationship can go a long way in fostering a happy romantic atmosphere that the both of you can enjoy together. Always choose to see the glass as half full, not half empty. Maintaining a positive outlook can also come in handy whenever your relationship is going through tough and troublesome times.

6. Respect

Respect each other. Always be aware that you’re dealing with another human being who has feelings, emotions, and sensitivities. Always be wary of what you say and be careful with your gestures. Treat your partner with respect; the kind of respect that you demand in return. Every human being deserves to be treated with respect, all the more when you’re in a relationship with that person.

7. Intimacy and Affection

Of course you have to be intimate with each other. Be affectionate to each other in grand and in simple degrees. Express your love and your gratitude for each other as often as you can. Never leave space for doubt or for yearning in your relationship. Let your partner know that you are always ready to give them a hug or a kiss whenever they need it.– Continue reading on the next page

8. Time

When you get into a relationship with someone, your concepts and understandings of time will have to change. You used to take sole ownership of your time, but now, you must share it. Your time is no longer entirely your own and you have to be okay with that fact.

9. Love

Of course, no successful romantic relationship can ever survive without the presence of love. Love each other with all of your heart. Let your passion for each other flow ceaselessly like a strong river. Let your love shine forth like the uncontainable rays of the morning sun. Allow your love for your partner to expand without limits like the depths of the universe.

10. Patience

Patience for your partner is very important in any relationship. There’s no point in trying to rush your partner into doing things that they aren’t ready for. Be patient and understanding in your partner’s development as a struggles. Be at his/her side during times of struggle and despair, and always remember to put on a brave face.

11. Companionship

Lastly, with relationships, you want to find someone who will serve as your companion for life. Your partner should also be your best friend. You want to be with someone who is an extension of your being; someone with whom you can share your entire life with, no strings attached.

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