By: Kims Cyra Rayel M. Moring
Are you in a romantic relationship with someone? If yes, have you ever wondered how to make your bond last longer? This article will provide you with the ten best ways to help your relationship withstand all odds.
Tip # 1: Learn to Listen
It is the most powerful way you can take to keep a relationship lasts longer. Speak less and listen more to your partner. Never let negativity goes in the way. Insults, criticism, blame, and bullying leads to the wrong end or living like hell.
If you find yourself in a situation when the talk turns combative, don’t interrupt your partner. Pause, let them finish, and offer solutions to the problem. You need to pay attention immediately.
Tip # 2: Grow together.
It is essential to see both of you grow as a couple. You would know if that person is the right one for you. Good communication and spending time with each other help your relationship develop.
Tip # 3: Encourage each other.
It is lovely to have someone who supports certain things you do and encourages you to try new things. Make sure you help each other achieve any goals you have in life.
Tips # 4: Respect time and space.
Spending time with someone you love is always a good thing to help your relationship grow, but giving each other some space is another critical factor in lasting a relationship. It gives you time to grow as a person (self-awareness) and gives you that time to miss each other a little bit.
Tips # 5: Remember to say “thank you.”
It is one of those golden rules mom always taught you. These two simple words can mean a lot to someone. Appreciate the efforts of your partner by saying “thank you.” Ask yourself this question: would you stay in a relationship if you felt unappreciated?
Tip # 6: Accept each other’s imperfections
No one is perfect. That is why you need to accept each other’s flaws.
Being imperfect is what makes us human. And also want to spend the rest of your life with someone who accepts you for who you are.
Tip # 7: Spend more time
Spend quality time with someone you love. Time is the most precious gift you can give to a person. It is the only way you will grow as a strong team with a blissful future.
Tip # 8: Trust your Lover
Without Trust, there is no point in staying in that relationship.
Trust is included when you love someone. If you trust them, you don’t have to worry or overthink when they are not with you constantly.
Trust is earned and shared. If your partner truly loves you, they will not do anything to make you lose your trust in them.
Tip # 9: Be present for better or for worse
Both of you need each other’s presence in every up and down. Be your partner’s number one support system. They need a solid person to hug them, listen to them, or be there in trying times. Always be that person.
Tip # 10: Keep your promises.
Promises are not supposed to be broken. When it is not kept, it could ruin the Trust. Be careful and realistic with your promises, don’t just make promises, even just for it. If you promise, make sure you will fulfill it.
Tip # 11: Acknowledge each other’s strengths and weaknesses.
Many couples break up because they overlook each other’s weaknesses and strengths.
They may feel like they are competing with their partners. Relationships are not like that. Instead, they are formed out of love, trust, friendship, and respect.
Tip # 12: Avoid the blame game.
Blaming results in toxic fights and break up. It is because there’s no need to find faults in each other. After all, you two are in this together.
Whatever happens to both of you, good or bad, is your actions’ product.
Instead, have open communication and find the solutions to the problem. Discuss your realizations and lessons learned from what you think are mistakes and mishaps, and find ways to compromise.
This way, it would be easier to solve problems because you agreed on roles and responsibilities and resolved them based on Trust.