Have you been looking for ways to fix your relationship? These long term relationship tips can help you greatly.
Maintaining relationships is not everyone’s cup of tea, especially in the times when people seek faster results in less time with minimum efforts. Relationships are like plants, you cannot test their strength when they are a tender sapling. You must first nurture them, wait until they become a strong tree and then reap their fruits. Relationships that last are the result of partners embedding themselves in each other’s lives in a positive and constructive way.
Here are some long term relationship tips for you:
Remove communication barriers:
- If you are happy, talk. If you are sad, talk. For an honest relationship, you need to talk about your problems.
- For a better long term relation, you need to overcome communication barriers.
- Figure out what is your individual communication preference and then compromise on something that works well for both of you.
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Be a giver than a taker:
- Love and relationships are all about caring, sharing and loving unconditionally. Give without intending to receive.
- For the first few months or years, invest in people and relationship, and only then you can hope to reap the benefits later.
- Be open to ideas and receptive to changes. As the only definite thing about people is, that they change.
Remember to fight the problem, not each other:
- “It’s not you versus your partner. It’s both of you against the problem and miscommunication is the biggest problem.”
- Sometimes you first need to recognize the problem and then focus on the ways to resolve it.
- Don’t let miscommunications ruin your relationship. You both must be considerate to each other’s perception and opinion.
Never take them for granted:
- Never take your partner for granted.
- Make sure you repeatedly express your love for them. Appreciate them regularly and tell them that you’re attracted to them.
- Tell them, what you feel about them and how important they are in your life.
Learn how to spend time apart:
- For a healthy long term relationship, you both really need to learn how to spend time without each other.
- Many people get into a relationship to seek an escape from their loneliness and often land up being dependant on their partners for everything. Such a situation can be tough to carry on for a long period of time.
- So first learn to embrace your own company and practice self-love. You can do justice to a relationship only when you are emotionally and mentally strong yourself.
Know when to be quiet:
- Fights and arguments are unavoidable when you are in a relationship. But it can worsen when you keep pushing the limit of an argument and it gets converted into a quarrel.
- People often make relationships reach a point where the amount of damage done reaches a stage of no repair. Make sure you do not take it beyond and avoid using harsh/hurtful words at all.
- If your partner is sharing the problem with you rather than giving him instructions to fix the problem, listen to him/her and work together to fix it.
Learn how to listen:
- It is one of the most important tips to maintain a relationship.
- Active listening is an incredible art that not many can master. But when you are in a relationship you have to develop that skill to make it work for you.
- Listen because you should, because you want to understand and not to only answer.
Be quick to apologize:
- Be quick to say ‘I’m sorry’ and even quicker when it requires you to say ‘I forgive you,’ even if you don’t feel like it at that time.
- Just getting those kind words out starts the process of healing. Stay positive and do weird things together.
- Find things to laugh about. If your partner is sick, take care. Understand boundaries. Protect your relationship.
Realize you have to keep working for your relationship:
- Realize that you have to continually work for your relationship. No other person is going to take stand for you.
- Realize that a person needs love and care. So, respect your partner. Motivate and understand their situation.
- Sometimes, your partner may be wrong and doesn’t realise s/he is. But learn to adjust sometimes.