These five little words can make everything so much better!
At first glance, it may be foolish to reduce the key to successful relationships into just 5 simple words. I’d be inclined to agree with you, but trust me, if you just remember these 5 simple words, you’re greatly improving your chances of being in a happy relationship. There is no surefire way to guarantee the success of any relationship. There are just too many variables at play. Also, each relationship will carry with it distinguishing qualities that make them unique. Not all relationships are created equal. However, there are common trends and values that we can find in successful relationships and that we should try to emulate.
There are no perfect relationships. But we simply cannot deny that there are happy and healthy relationships all around us. We should look to these relationships and study them, and see what good practices they have which we can apply to our own relationships. If you don’t have the patience nor time to conduct these observations, you don’t have to worry. I’ve already done it for you. Here are the 5 words that you need to remember to make your relationship work:
You have allow each other to live individual and shared lives. Understand that you are both still individual human beings who just happen to be in a relationship. You still have your personal goals and aspirations for yourselves. When you develop that understanding, maybe then you can evolve into something greater. You can start building and living your lives as a couple. When you find that your personal and individual goals start coinciding with your relationship goals, then you’ll see that your relationship will start becoming easier. You’re developing so much more as a couple because you’ve managed to somehow blur the lines between the individual and the couple. You are the living embodiment of the clich: two souls become one.
You should be having fun. Laugh as often as you can. You should always to effortlessly find joy in each other’s company. Am I saying that there should be no room for sadness? Should there be no rough patches? No, of course not. Every relationship will go through trials. However, despite the harsh realities of the world, you should be able to be each other’s source of joy. Your relationship should serve as enough fuel for you to face the world everyday with courage and a huge smile plastered on your face. Make your mistakes together. Go on adventures together. Make the world see how great you are together. Find ways to always make each other laugh. Be the brightness in the darkness of each other’s lives. The best kinds of couples are able to weather any storm together because they always manage to keep a positive outlook despite the troubles. – Continue reading on the next page
Know the lines and never ever cross them. If you truly want to be in a successful relationship, you should know your partner and what boundaries they have. Never abuse the trust of your partner by going over the line. When you deliberately go out of your way to cross their boundaries, then you’re essentially betraying their trust. The ideal kind of relationship is one where each partner is willing to let the other take a hold of their heart. If you cross the line and end up damaging each other’s heart, then there is damage there that nothing nor no one can ever repair. Always make sure to never say the wrong thing. Always remember to never do anything that would hurt them irreparably. Once you cross that line, there’s just no going back to where things once were.
Learn more and more about each other as often as you can. Life will always be an endless series of discoveries about who you really are. These discoveries can either be grand or they can be simple. It doesn’t matter. You should never stop learning and growing with each other. Learn what makes your partner tick. Learn what makes him/her happy. Understand your partner for who he/she really is and let them learn more about who you really are as well. Have lots of patience with each other. The best relationships thrive on patience and understanding. Also try your best to face new challenges together. Challenges will allow you to grow together. You will sometimes have to break to build. If you are able to weather through storms and treat them as learning experiences, then you’ll emerge stronger and more in love.
Most importantly, love each other. Love each other with all your heart. You should never be afraid to shower each other with affection. Always be intimate and find meaning in everything that you do together. Value the time that you share as a couple. Waste none of it. Be each other’s foundation and you’ll find someone you can always rely on when times get tough. Love is strong enough to overcome anything in the world.
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