Relationships these days are fast-track owing, its nature to the changing lifestyle trends and the busyness of every individual. Couples who are deeply in love with each other, cannot be at their best always as that would really be a hypothetical scenario. The best couples are not the ones who do not have any differences among themselves but indeed, those who have the best understanding of their differences and respect each other’s opinions and actions. Keeping in view these thoughts, attaining and maintaining healthy a relationship is a challenge posed to every couple who seeks a lasting relationship.
All relationship successes revolve around the idea of maintaining a healthy relationship even though the feelings which contribute to it are different, but the ultimate goal continues to be the same. No matter how good things are with our individual partners, we always aim to be at our best when it comes to attaining our relationship goals. Always being there for your partner in times of hardship and happiness is what makes a relationship work and eventually strengthening the bond of love and affection between them.
After observing how successful and happy couples pull off a strong and long lasting relationship, here are the 7 keys that we found to be the most significant.
Trust is the basic foundation of any healthy relationship and hence building a highly trustworthy bond is a primary relationship goal. It takes years to build up trust for each other but only a few seconds to break it and may be an eternity to repair. This is the feeling which develops the emotions of maximum security and safety in a relationship. 90% of couples who first begin a relationship with their partner is observed to fully trust and rely their partner at the get go, and expects their partner to reciprocated with complete honesty. This is the building block and foundation for any strong relationships. So think before you decide to break your partners’ trust, because a full and complete trust will be hard to come by once broken.
When we truly love and care for someone, our psychological system automatically gets linked to our partner through a powerful brain and emotional connection. When one gets hurt or happy, the other too feels the pinch or joy of the other. Personality soon become inter-connected with one another. The sole attachment for their emotions thus becomes the partner’s response, feelings and reciprocation to their actions by default. Showing your partner that you care helps build a strong base of emotional support and encouragement to pull through the lows of every relationship.
It is true that when we fall in love with someone and starts a relationship, we expect them to be totally transparent and frequently communicate any resentment or feelings from within. One problem with most women is the expectation for their partners to know what they want without telling, just because they assume their partner knows them well enough to read the silence and unsaid thoughts between them. Men on the other hand, expects verbal communication at every step. They expect their partner to express their views as they do not consider themselves to be “mind readers” and requires communication at every point. Keeping things transparent between each other, talking your inner frustrations out instead of keeping them all within and making assumptions may be the cause of the frequent quarrels in your relationship.
Let Little Things Go
Relationships are all about compromise and adjustments. Nobody can be completely perfect and thus the beauty of every relationship lies in accepting your partner as he/she is rather than trying to change them. This will eventually cause lesser arguments and develop a good understanding over a period of time.
By listening to your partner you are showing a sense of respect and devotion to your partner. Making eye contact with your partner, avoiding distractions like cell phones and allowing them to talk uninterruptedly are few ways of showing good listening skills and building that comfort towards your partner.
Be thankful to your partner for the every little thing he or she does for you. Appreciate and notice the little gestures that they do for you, and praise them whenever you notice these acts. Learn to focus on the positives and good that your partner bring and eliminate the negatives thoughts that you have toward them. Sometimes we as human, tend to only focus on the 1 bad point, without realising the other 99 other good points of a person.
Respect Each Other
If your partner is willing and really enthusiastic to do something or wishes to follow his or her passion, you should be highly supportive and encouraging towards them. This will give them a feeling of trust and openness towards you and will even cause them fall deeper in love with you.
Inculcating these simple yet effective tips into your relationship will help you attain your desired relationship goals and have a successful relationship in the long run! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!