If you can’t expect these basic things, you’re not really in a relationship.
Everyone knows that relationships are practically emotional rollercoasters. Things won’t always turn out the way that you expect. There will be loads of happy times; the moments that you live for. And there will be the bad times; the moments that make you appreciate the good times even more. To go along with that, a relationship is always give and take. The complexity of having two separate personalities share a life together can make for interesting social fireworks. You can never accurately predict how a relationship is going to turn out because of the sporadic nature of human beings in general.
There are just too many variables at play when it comes to determining the strength of a relationship. A lot of times, from the outside looking in, it’s virtually impossible to tell if a relationship is strong or not. Only the people involved in a relationship have a generally good idea of where they both stand romantically. But even then, it’s still a wonder. However, there are some signs that you can be on the lookout for. There are red flags for bad relationships; and there are good signals for healthy relationships. Here, we are going to highlight 6 things that every individual in good relationships can expect from each other.
1. SHARED TIME
A couple in a relationship should always be comfortable with the concept of shared time. Their own personal times are never completely of their own anymore. They always have to take their partner’s plans and schedules into consideration whenever planning something.
The best kinds of couples understand that this is an important aspect of relationships and they have no problem sharing their time at all. In fact, the best couples love spending as much time with each other as possible; but they also understand whenever their partner is in need of private and personal time.
2. COMPASSION AND EMPATHY
Getting in a relationship with someone doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re going to have to be your partner’s mind reader. Remember that communication is always important for any relationship to grow and develop. With communication, you will also end up developing a sense of compassion and understanding for each other as you grow in love together. You know each other’s tendencies and you know how the other will react to particular situations.
It’s not really about mind-reading. It’s just a developed sense of compassion for each other. Sometimes, the most senior couples resort to mere non-verbal communication, and that would be enough for them to determine what the other is feeling. – Continue reading on the next page
3. DEEP AFFECTION AND INTIMACY
Any lasting relationship will always need a limitless kind of affection and intimacy. There should be no ceiling to your growing love for each other. This doesn’t mean that you always have to go on fancy dates, or that you’re constantly having sex. Affection and intimacy can be expressed in plenty different ways. The key is in mixing things up so that there is variance and freshness in your relationship dynamic.
The best kinds of couples are able to find new ways of loving each other more and more each day. They manage to find new depths to their relationship as they grow in love together.
4. UNYIELDING LOYALTY
Loyalty is of utmost importance in love. You can’t be a cheater and expect your relationship to be among the good ones. You always have to remain loyal to each other as much as possible. The strongest relationships are built on trust, and you cannot afford to betray that trust with any form of disloyalty.
You also have to be loyal to each other in the sense that you have each other’s back at all times. You have to serve as each other’s support system whenever things start getting difficult. It’s a both of you against the world kind of situation. Once you’re able to establish that level of loyalty to each other, then that means the both of you are loyal to working out the kinks of you relationship no matter how difficult. – Continue reading on the next page
5. MUTUAL RESPECT
You can’t have a successful relationship with anyone in this world unless you establish a level of mutual respect for each other. You have to respect each other’s dreams and aspirations. You have to be able to respect each other’s differences and personal preferences. You should understand that you’re both different people and that you will clash once in a while. The best way to work through these clashes is by having respect for each other in the process.
6. UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
This is basically the root of any relationship. You really can’t have anything else in a relationship unless you have unconditional love for each other. That means a healthy tolerance for each other’s flaws and shortcomings. That means that your love is undying and uncompromising in the face of difficulties. An unconditional love is the kind that never waivers.
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