We live in an age where relationships break and end so often, one could mistake it for a super popular trend. Every single one of you who are reading this right now has of break up stories way, way more often than successful relationship and marriage stories. The “sad, single life” is everywhere. It is not just teens and young adults who find it hard to find a partner for themselves and even when that happens, it hardly lasts more than a months or at best, a few years. It’s adults too. No one can find the person to settle in the right relationship with. Marriages break off very quickly. Witnessing failed or failed relationships can really put people off on the whole idea of relationships.
But what about that couple down the street that’s been married for the past 30 years? And your mum and dad? Seeing two elderly people holding hands and walking down the road for groceries has undoubtedly become such a rare sight. It fascinates everyone. It makes people wonder where that kind of love can be found today. It makes all of us daydream about sharing a relationship like that with someone that will last till the day we last. So what really makes a marriage successful? What makes two people choose each other over and over every day of their whole? Who are the people that wake up next to their husband or wife every morning and don’t regret it one bit? What makes them choose that life of loyalty and commitment? The truth is, as fascinatingly impossible as it may sound, it’s not had for these people. It’s not hard to want to spend their whole lives with each other. It comes to them naturally. They want it with their heart and soul.
No one and nothing is perfect. Everyone fights, every relationship at some point or the other is brought to the breaking point, but couples who spend their lives with each other always come back to their relationship and marriage. Certain things make a relationship so strong that it can withstand anything and last forever. There are also certain things that break a bond between two people to the point of no return. No one wants to experience heartbreak or a broken marriage. People naturally want to spend a happy life with a partner they genuinely love. Keep reading to find out the secrets that make bonds stronger than ever and make them last a whole lifetime:
1. They never lose interest in each other
Happy couples will never lose interest in each other and in their relationship/marriage. Happy and healthy couples want to get to know each other every day. They want to talk to each other every day. They want to discover things about one another every day, and even when it feels like nothing is new anymore in the relationship, they will never let go of it. They fall in love with each other every day. They never stop wanting one another. Happy marriages are the ones in which people don’t get bored of each other, especially not to the point where they will leave and wander off to experience newer things with different people. It’s never like that in a happy marriage. They want to get to know each other better and better their entire lives.
2. They have realistic expectations from their relationship/marriage
Two people in love are guaranteed to always, always remain in love if the only kind of expectations they have from each other is the realistic type. Someone who expects the bond they have with a person to always be perfect will walk out the moment the going gets tough. Happy couples know that things will get tough, they know their partner will make mistakes, and they know they will have to be ready to forgive and move on from it. That’s what makes a relationship last.
3. They never cheat
Cheating is out of the question, it’s never, ever, EVER an option. The only couples that can manage to make their relationship or marriage last are those who will stay faithful, loyal and committed to their girlfriend/boyfriend husband or wife.
4. They respect each other’s personal space
Without regarding a person’s own space, you can expect a relationship to go on for too long. It’s entirely natural for a human being to need their space and time and it’s not given to them, they will feel stifled. That’s a given. One important secret behind the happiness of a couple is this: they give each other their personal space. They let them breathe. They let each other live the way they want. They allow each other to be themselves. A happy couple will be super open to each other about everything. They will voice their opinions, they will very comfortably and peacefully disagree with each other when they have to, and basically, they will understand each other at every step of the way.
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