Apart from treating each other with respect and kindness, there’s a lot more that goes into making a relationship successful and lasting. Here’s the secret…
1. Respect Your Partner
It’s important that you tackle the differences between you and your partner. Don’t expect him/her to agree with you always. It’s better to quit the discussion, if you think its getting worse or you’ll end up having a bad fight. Also, learn to live up to your promises and avoid arguments. For instance, if you promise your partner something, make sure you fulfill it. This shows that you respect and love your partner. These little things really matter a lot in making a relationship successful.
Communication is key to a healthy relationship, as it helps you understand each other better. You should have a two-way communication and discuss your issues with your partner. Communication is to your relationship, what blood is to life. So never let that bond suffer. Two of you not on talking terms means that the relationship is losing its charm. It is also important that you listen what s/he has to say.
3. Don’t Do Things Expecting Returns
If you do things that make your partner happy, it’s a good thing. But do not maintain a score board that shows how much you’ve done for him/her till date and what has s/he given you in return. It will never work this way. You continue doing good and your partner will realize it someday.
4. Learn to Forgive
No matter how big a mistake your partner has made in the past, it’s better to forgive him/her and move on. Focus on the future, instead. Break up or being aloof is not the solution to every problem. Things can always be sorted out. Sit down together and talk about the issue. Try to reach a mutual agreement about how to close the chapter and move on or what should you do if s/he makes the same mistake again in the future. Everybody makes mistakes and they learn from their mistakes. So, there’s no harm in forgiving your partner. Remember to forgive and forget.
5. Spend Quality Time Together
There’s always an excitement when you do something together. You could either play a sport, dine at a restaurant or watch your favorite movie together at home. No matter, how busy you are, make sure you take out time for your partner after work everyday. This will go a long way in strengthening your relationship.