Relationships are most people’s prized possessions because our lives are formed by the relationships
that we have with people. Our co-workers, our friends, our family, and most importantly our
significant others. Whatever relationship it may be, every relationship must be nurtured properly.
When in a relationship with someone, you must always keep in mind that in order for it to be
successful and long-term, it will require a good amount of effort from both individuals. You need to
take care of every single detail to build a strong relationship!
So, what do you need for any good relationship?
Trust is one of the most essential aspects of a relationship, as well as being the foundation of the
relationship. If you don’t trust your partner or you constantly doubt their words or actions, you will
never be happy. If you feel that there is a problem with trust in your relationship, it is always best to
bring it up to your partner and have that conversation as soon as possible to avoid further conflict.
The longer you go on and are quiet about something that is not sitting well with you, the more likely
you are to explode from the bottled up emotions. You must also remember that you can’t bring up
things from past relationships if they are not relevant to the present time, because you decided to get
into a relationship with this person. If there are specific things that you need to know, then ask or
bring it up kindly to your partner, but always keep in mind that with any new relationship you must
learn to trust as well because it is a two-way street.
In any case that there is a situation that causes mistrust, then you should discuss it to understand the
root of the problem, then you can act accordingly. You can’t doubt your partner without having solid
evidence that they are in the wrong. Secondly, just like you expect your partner to be loyal and
trustworthy, you must also possess those traits. You have to be honest, truthful, and most importantly
transparent in your relationship.
Respecting your partner’s individuality is another important thing when it comes to having a
well-balanced relationship. Some people have the notion that they must be exactly like their partners
or that their partners have to be like them, when really this is not the case. It is okay to have different
opinions on things, have different hobbies and different careers. You must not criticize your partner
because of dissimilarities that exist and try to change each other. What you must do, is respect those
things that your partner chooses to do (as long as it’s not a life-altering decision that takes two) and
find a way in which you can support them. Respecting one another is needed in order to have a
healthy and happy relationship. With that being said, if you feel that something that your partner
chooses to do is not healthy for them, then respectfully bring it up and openly discuss how it makes
you feel. Many times that the other person doesn’t know how they are making you feel because they
never ask you or you never speak up, so don’t be afraid to speak your mind.
You must give your partner attention and listen to everything that they have to say. This is important
in communicating and expressing your feelings for one another. Giving attention makes the other
person feel special and loved. When your partner opens up to you, it is important for you to listen to
what is going on in their mind and what is happening in their everyday life. As you continue to do this
and have open conversations, you will get to know them better and it will bring you closer as a couple.
This is essential and a form of intimacy in a relationship. You will learn what your partner needs
without them directly telling and this can help you prepare on days when you see that they are stressed
or are feeling down.
● Take mental notes
● Pay attention to their body language
● Ask questions
Communication is of utmost importance and it goes hand in hand with giving your partner attention.
Instead of suppressing when you are feeling hurt or angry, you must talk to your partner and tell them
how you feel at that moment. Otherwise, you will be resentful towards your partner and they will
never know why because you never spoke up when you felt a certain way. You can’t expect them to
read your mind ( a common misconception) and fix something that they are not aware of. The more
you communicate with each other, the more you get to understand one another and the better your
relationship gets. If you refrain from communicating your thoughts and feelings from your partner,
the more misunderstandings will be created. Communication is key to a happy relationship!
Love is important for any relationship, but it alone can't establish a strong and long-lasting
relationship. You will need respect and trust to create a strong bond. These simple things can bring an
ordinary couple together and thrive. By implementing these few things, you can begin to build a
lasting relationship with your significant other.