Relationships can be tricky. We all know couples who seem to have the perfect relationship, but the truth is that no relationship is perfect. But just because your relationship can’t be perfect, doesn’t mean that it can’t last. We all want to find that special person and once we do, we want to make sure that it’s real. These days it is harder and harder to have a long-lasting relationship, but that doesn’t mean all hope is lost. These are 5 tips on how to make a relationship last!
This is the most important thing in any relationship, whether that be with your friends or with a significant other. So often when problems arise, it is because of a clear lack of communication and understanding between the two parties. If you want something, ask for it, if you don’t like something, say it, instead of avoiding the issue to save face, look it straight in the eye and communicate what you are feeling.
There has to be a certain level of trust in order for your relationship to work. If you don’t trust each other, then no matter how much you love each other it won’t work out. Allow your partner to be independent, and trust that they feel the same way about you that you do about them. Don’t go looking for reasons not to trust them, just envelop yourself in honesty and know that if this is meant to be, you will never have to worry about them not being trustworthy.
3. Keep Things Fresh
Even if you have a significant other, it is important to keep things fun and still occasionally do things that are spontaneous or adventurous. Just because you’re taken, doesn’t mean you can’t still flirt with your partner or keep up the chase. Don’t let yourself get into a rut or a routine, spice things up; go on spontaneous dates, keep flirting with one another, and keep things fun. Relationships don’t always have to be so serious – there is always room for fun and romance even after you’ve been dating for a while. Don’t let things get stale by settling into a routine.
4. Give Each Other Space
Something that will help to keep things fresh is to not be with each other every second of every day. If you are constantly talking to each other and are always together, that can really put a strain on your relationship and can lead to that rut that I previously mentioned. Of course it is healthy to want to be together all of the time at the start of a relationship and there is the thrill of having someone new in your life that you can always talk to, if you are looking for a long-term relationship, space is a crucial component. Let each other have your own life, hang out with other friends, and do their own thing sometimes. You do not want to be smothering, and you would not want someone to smother you, so some space is important.
5. Be Yourself
All in all, relationships are all about two people connecting on a deeper level. That connection is only possible if you are 100% yourself going into any relationship. Be honest with yourself about what you want, who you are, and what you see for yourself in the future. Don’t be afraid to open up to your partner and show your true colors. Relationships built on disingenuous behavior never last.
While it can be frightening to be vulnerable with someone and put your heart on the line, lasting relationships count on two people’s ability to be purely genuine with one another. Being true to yourself is the only way to guarantee that the person you are dating knows who you really are and loves you for you, not for what you are presenting to them.
While there are many more things that are important to remember in relationships, these are the most important and the most difficult. Once you have mastered these, then you will be able to have lasting relationships that are as smooth as they can be. There will always be bumps in the road, but with these steps in mind, that road will continue to thrive and so will you.
Do you have any other tips on how to make a relationship last!? Share in the comments below!
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