There are a few couples in my life that have impacted my perception of relationships. It takes many things to build a strong, stable, and loving relationship, but I think there are two elements that are extremely important: the right partner and honesty.
The purpose of dating is to fundamentally get to know someone and the opportunity to decide if they’re the right choice for your life, personality and future. Building a strong relationship is not easy, it requires steady effort from both partners. It takes time to build a healthy relationship and to have that, both parties have to be willing to work on it.
Below you’ll find ways to keep your relationship strong and well-balanced.
Express your love and admiration
I don’t think anyone would ever get tired of hearing their partner express their feelings for them. Don’t be that person who says, “Oh, she knows how I feel about her.” Tell her or him. Many people stop trying once the relationship becomes “old.”
I don’t believe in the concept of old love and new love. How you feel about someone shouldn’t wither with the years, it should grow and be even more powerful than the first day you laid eyes on them. Let your partner consistently feel that they’re the most important person in your life, Express yourself with your words, actions, and acts of romance and intimacy.
Be whole within yourself
Get rid of the ideology that a partner is supposed to complete you. Relationships aren’t about having another person complete you, but coming to the relationship whole and sharing your life interdependently.
I believe that you need to first find wholeness within yourself and then, find someone who complements you. This way, you’re already the best version of yourself, and in a place where you can give your best to the one you love, and vice-versa. By letting go of the romantic idea of merging and becoming one with someone, you learn to love the distances in relationships as much as the togetherness.
Make time for romance
At the beginning of every relationship, there seems to be a lot of time for romance, love and affection. However, as the relationship matures, romance tends to take a backseat to the rigours of life. Romance no longer has priority, and as a result, we begin to lose touch with our partner’s true needs, wants and desires.
Those couples who have a strong loving relationship always make time for romance. They organize romantic dates, surprise outings, and adventurous activities that help strengthen their bond. Romance is after all often found within the little things you do that make your partner feel appreciated.
The better and more effectively you communicate with your partner, the richer your relationships will be. All good relationships depend on open, honest communication. Take some time out every other day to just talk and bond with your partner. Open up and share your thoughts and feelings.