Here are 6 simple but effective strategies that will keep your love relationship going strong and ensure that it lasts for the long haul. (Number #6 Can do Magic)
1. Celebrate The Small Wins
The best way to guarantee that your relationship will last forever is to celebrate the little victories. Instead of ignoring the minor but important achievements and milestones you’ve made together as a couple, remember to celebrate them! Doing so will not only help keep your relationship fresh and exciting, but it will also make you and your partner feel more connected to one another.
Make it a priority to celebrate the small successes and achievements, whether it be a minor birthday, anniversary or another special milestone. Doing so will not only help keep your relationship exciting, but it will also help to inspire and motivate each other to push yourselves harder and further in the future.
2. Make Time For Each Other
We all have hectic schedules that keep us constantly busy and running from one place to the next. If we’re lucky enough to have partners who are willing to accommodate us while we’re trying to make time to see each other, then there’s no excuse not to do so! However, while it’s absolutely imperative that we make time to spend with each other, we must also remember that time spent together must be quality time.
Spend your time together doing the things that you love to do and make it clear to your partner that you don’t want to spend all of your time talking and gossiping. Rather than engaging in the daily minutiae of your partner’s life, try to make a point of asking what they would like to do that day and make sure to attend to those requests. Likewise, try to make a point of asking your partner what they would like to do, while also making sure to take time to listen and pay attention to their suggestions.
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3. Be Honest And Communicate
When it comes to maintaining a healthy and long-lasting relationship, being honest and communicating openly and honestly with your partner is one of the most important things that you can do.
Unfortunately, many couples often fail to do so, particularly those who are in new relationships where false intimacy and communication are often prioritized over the harsh realities. However, once you’ve been in a relationship for a while and your relationship has grown, you’ll find that it becomes much easier to talk openly and honestly with your partner without fear of reprisal or judgment.
4. Don’t Take Your Partner For Granted
While we can’t expect our partners to be perfect all of the time, we can and should expect them to try their hardest to meet certain basic expectations. One of the most important expectations that you can have of the ones you love is that they make an effort to make time for you. While this expectation may feel like a given and something that is easy to take for granted, the truth is that it is much harder to receive than it is to give.
Be upfront and honest with your partner about this expectation, while also highlighting the fact that, if they make an effort to meet it, you’ll make an effort to meet their other expectations, such as being more attentive and responsive in your own way. Some people may find it helpful to keep a list of expectations that your partner has that you would like to see met, as well as your own expectations of your partner. This can allow you to keep things more organized and objective, as well as make it easier for you to keep track of your partner’s expectations.
5. Set Clear Expectations For The Future
One of the most effective and lasting ways that you can keep your partnership strong and thriving is to set clear expectations for the future. Whether it be regarding the sorts of things that you expect your partner to do for you, the sorts of things that you expect them to give to you, or the sorts of things that you expect them to refrain from doing, you should make it a point to put these expectations in writing.
This can be done in a number of ways, such as by creating a personal relationship contract, keeping a notebook on your laptop or mobile device, or even drafting a letter and having your partner sign it.
6. Keep your personal and professional lives separate
While it may feel like a bit of a cliche or common sense, the truth is that, when it comes to maintaining a healthy and thriving relationship, it is absolutely imperative that your personal and professional lives are kept separate. If you attempt to integrate your work life and home life, you’re more likely to compromise your personal morals and values and, if you attempt to integrate your work life and partner’s life, you’re more likely to compromise your professional skills and abilities.
It can be tempting to discuss your significant other with your family and friends and, while it’s important to keep your partner and your relationship a priority, it’s also important to keep your work life and your partner separate. By keeping your personal and professional lives separate, you’re more likely to come home tired and exhausted, rather than being excited and energetic about the things that you do. This can be extremely problematic, as it can easily lead to you making a number of poor decisions and choices, which can in turn, have a negative and detrimental effect on your relationship.