While we read our favourite book or watch a movie, all we wish for is a happy ending for the couple. However, a person who has been in a relationship for long knows how things are in reality, and it is way far from the illusion which is being shown. Maintaining a relationship is very difficult; as it has two different people involved. This leads to differences in opinion, choice and whatnot; all these drives to small tiffs here and there. Today let’s see some simple ways to maintain a healthy and long-lasting relationship if you and your partner are genuinely focused on making it work till the end.
6. Make sure to have a happy time together
The ability to laugh with one another is a real sign of continuity in a relationship. It’s essential to be able to share the happiness together; a bit of sense of humour will help to have a smooth flow in a relationship during tough times. Being able to laugh at one’s own shortcomings, and our partner’s quirks can steer us away from groundless dramas and keep a relationship alive.
5. Be open and honest about your feelings
It is imperative to express and show ones feeling without hiding or being judged. Effective communication is the pillar of a long-lasting relationship. Sometimes we hold certain things to ourself to not bother our partner, while other times we might just want to hold on to certain things as it gives us the power. Whatever the reason may be, never try to build walls between you and your partner when it comes to feelings. By doing so, you are put your partner at an unfair disadvantage if you are withholding information on your emotional state. Maintaining silence about your wishes and need in a relationship is a big NO.
4. Be open to new experiences
When a relationship gets closer, couples often tend to grow apart by closing off to new experiences or limiting each other in specific ways. Love doesn’t exist in a vacuum, so we have to share time and activities to keep it thriving. One has to pay attention to what makes our partners happy, their interests, and be careful not to take actions that will limit that happiness.
3. Remember that nobody ‘wins’ an argument
Winning an argument in a relationship is not the critical point; so focus on resolving issues rather than the concept of ‘winning.’ It is not easy to compromise on certain factors; however, in a relationship, it is more about ‘us’ rather than ‘me’ or ‘I’. We should not disappoint our partner with the decision; so better go for a wise choice by reaching a mutual understanding to solve issues.
2. Keep your identity as an individual
Losing yourself in love is one of the biggest threats and mistakes that one can commit. Getting close to someone shouldn’t mean mixing our identity or losing respect for our innate differences. Couples should try to complement and support each other to become their fullest selves instead of merging to become something else. Appreciate your partner’s unique interests and enjoy them for them being a unique identity.
1. Give them space
For some people, it almost seems unnatural to be apart. However, the truth is, we all need our space, even if that need doesn’t ever or often make it to the level of consciousness. Nonetheless, its absence will genuinely make us long for it.
Hope these tips will help you in maintaining a long-lasting relationship.