Two people start living together on the sole reason of love but one reality they are not going to realize until it hit them hard on the face that there are other facets of a successful relationship too. For a relationship to be successful, partners should have to endure hardships, commit dedication and give each other time to nurture a relationship.
Below is the list of anticipated scenarios that every couple may go through, not in the same time, but at some point of the relationship.
1. Partners should have mutual agreement on their individual goals
Passion and aspirations make two individuals different from each other. In order to survive this phase, you need to make sure that you two resolve and accept each other’s goals and plans in life.
2. Make no hurry and give time to your relationship
You can’t just decide on your first date that you will marry this person tomorrow. You need to give time to your partner and this relationship to unfold things. Patience is the essence of a long-term relationship. If the other person cannot bear time then it’s a wrong choice and you have to run away from this right now.
3. You two must have moments of laughter otherwise you’ll lose interest
A sense of humor is necessary to keep everything fresh. While one person is sad the other can turn it up with a witty quip to lighten the mood.
4. Open communication ties everything
Your relationship should not be suffocated where you have no choice to voice your opinion. Partners should be sharing every detail of their life to begin an honest and open environment. A fearful atmosphere is not an option for a relationship to work.
5. Acknowledge all the little things in life
Partners should ensure that they acknowledge little things or little gestures in their relationship. Express your gratitude as much as possible. Try to find happiness and love in the simple and little things.
6. A successful relationship fosters when transcends mere lust
Physical attraction brings two people together but emotional connection binds them into a relationship that is strong and far beyond mere lust. If you are not able to develop an emotional closeness with the person you are living with then it’s time for you to take a decision.
7. Be a support not hindrance of each other’s way
Your relationship is going to survive only when you will be supporting each other’s dreams. In case you feel you are coming in the way of your partner’s goals then you have to step away from it and its better doing now than resenting and hating each other in the end.
8. Your relationship allows you to live in your natural way
Couples who live together long and happily are the ones who never demand to change their personality. Your relationship must be giving you ease to live your life your way.
9. Partners should encourage to work on the weaknesses
While not changing the core of the personality, the weaknesses can be removed when two people encourage each other to become better people.
10. Despite all the weaknesses, love each other wholeheartedly
Your relationship will have to bear every sort of circumstances but the love you two share should be intense enough to heal all the wounds of hardships.