Nowadays, people measure how happy couples are by the number of sweet posts they have on social media. But oftentimes, the happiest couples are those who are keeping it private. And it should be like that, relationships are about the two of them regardless of what society perceives or makes of them because it is still their own lives at the end of the day. Couples should not do things just because it is the norm.
We have always been amazed at how couples last for so long and somehow wondered how they did it. Whether you are now in a relationship or you are still a single soul who wishes to find the right partner, here are some ways to make your current or future relationship last a lifetime.
Never lose respect for each other:
Respect goes a long way and not enough people know what that means, how to show it, give it or earn it. But it is probably one of the most important aspects of a relationship. You are still two different people who may have a contradicting opinion on things and respecting each other’s perspective is a way to understand each other’s differences.
Support each other:
You two have different goals and dreams in life that you want to achieve, and what motivates you more is seeing your other half support you on your endeavors. No matter how grand or simple it is, constantly support and encourage your partner.
Accept each other’s flaws:
No human being is perfect, we all make mistakes and your partner is not an exception. Being imperfect is what makes us human. And also, you want to spend the rest of your life with someone who accepts you for who you are.
Show gratitude and appreciation every day for the little things:
Always say thank you for a nice meal your partner made you. Let your other half know how much you appreciate the things he/she does all the time. You can show it with your words, or actions.
Always remember all the important dates:
Do I even have to elaborate this one? Remembering all the important dates such as birthdays, date nights, and anniversaries shows how much you mean to your partner. This will also, of course, avoid unnecessary arguments with your partner. Write them on your planner, mark your calendars or set a reminder on your phone to avoid forgetting all these important dates!
Do not limit the number of chances you give to each other:
People make errors, it is only human nature to make mistakes and it is also inherent in us to forgive those errors. Do not ever be that person who takes away the chances from your significant other. They will make mistakes just like you and they too deserve chances to make things right and to work harder for the relationship and for your shared future.
Keep your promises:
Promises are not supposed to be broken, they should be kept. When one promises is not kept, no matter how big or small it is, it starts damaging the trust between the couple and it takes a lot of time to restore that very same trust. Be very careful and realistic with your promises, don’t just make promises even just for the heck of it. Make sure that you only make promises you can fulfill.
Making your relationship last a lifetime is not a walk in the park. But no matter how hard it may seem, always know that every good relationship faces a lot of challenges. It’s through their hard work and love for each other that keeps them together. When it is a relationship worth having, it’s a relationship worth fighting for.