Words to live by.
1. Always make it a point to strengthen your communication game.
Communication is always going to be the foundation on which two people can build a strong emotional connection on. There are plenty of benefits to having a strong communication with your partner in a relationship. For one, you get to know one another better, and when you get to know one another better, you will understand one another more and it will make it easier to overcome conflicts and trials. Another benefit to having a strong communication game is that you can use your words to get closer to one another.
2. Respect must always be a constant in your relationship.
No relationship on the face of this earth can possibly survive when the people involved don’t respect one another. When you make it a point to always be respectful of each other, you minimize the chances of bringing on any unnecessary stress into your relationships. Often, ill feelings can stem from acts of disrespect. So make sure that you always conduct yourself with grace and poise with your partner.
3. Remember that having quality time together is more important than spending all of your time together.
Sometimes, it’s not about how much time you spend together as a couple. It’s what you do with the time that you have together that really matters. You could spend the whole day in the same room but it wouldn’t mean anything if the both of you are glued to your phones the whole time.
4. Make it a habit that the both of you spend some time by yourselves as individuals every so often.
Just because you both fall in love and decide to spend your lives together doesn’t mean that you should be giving up your own individual lives in the process. You should both still make it a point to maintain your sense of identity. So it’s encouraged for the two of you to take short breaks from spending time with each other sometimes. Work on your own individual stuff outside of a relationship. Build an individual life independent from your relationship that you can actually be proud of.
5. Make sure that your partner always feels appreciated in the relationship.
Sometimes, when things start to get a little too stable and comfortable in a relationship, a lot of couples are guilty of just getting complacent. They get overly comfortable with how the relationship is going that they think they don’t need to put in as much effort anymore. That’s wrong. Always make sure that you make one another feel valued and important. Never stop trying to make your partner feel appreciated in the relationship.
6. Learn to focus on the positives of your relationship without necessarily neglecting the negatives.
Your relationship is going to have its fair share of ups and downs. No person on this earth is perfect after all and so it’s only rights that no relationships are perfect either. But just because you don’t have a perfect love doesn’t mean that it’s an invalid one. All love affairs have their flaws and imperfections. You just have to be able to focus on the good parts of it while also taking the negatives and learning from them.
7. Have a healthy and active sex life.
A vast majority of modern couples are likely to have sex play a huge factor in determining the success and strength of their relationships. And there’s a good reason for that. Sex is more than just a physical act of pleasure between two individuals. Sex is the physical act of two people coming together in an effort to form a single entity. It’s the physical expression and manifestation of two people whose feelings about one another can’t be communicated with just mere words.
8. Not every argument is worth winning or having at all.
There are just some arguments that you need to let go of. When you’re in a relationship, it’s okay to have a few arguments and disagreements every now and then. Conflict is inevitable after all. But the best couples are always the ones who know how to manage the conflicts effectively. And they usually come out of these arguments stronger as a couple. The best couples also understand that there are some arguments that aren’t just worth having and it’s better to let them go.
9. Never subject your relationship to comparisons with others.
Your relationship should take a life of its own and it should never be subject to the standards and expectations of others. You are two very different and distinct individuals who fell in love with each other and decided to get into a relationship. And with your distinct personalities, your relationship also takes on a unique personality of its own. And so it’s pointless for you to be comparing your relationship to those of others. Move at your own pace and take your time as you go through the stages of love with each other.
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