With every relationship there are many aspects to it … in fact, think of your relationship as a series of individual pillars, all working together to make up your whole relationship.
When these areas of your relationship are strong and going well, you have an active, happy and healthy relationship. When they’re not going well, you have a weakened relationship.
If you have too many areas of your relationship experiencing problems, then the pillars collapse so to speak, and the relationship can no longer continue!
So let’s take a look at these crucial aspects that will allow your relationship to flourish.
1. Making The Effort To Listen:
Most people understand that being a good listener can really strengthen all of the relationships in your life.
If you can listen to your partner, and simply show them that you’re doing everything you can understand them, then they will truly love and respect you for it.
2. The Whole Date Night Concept:
Date nights have become very popular among couples in recent years. And while they may seem tacky, they’re actually a very good idea.
The two of you need to take some time to keep the flame alive. When you two first started dating, you did a lot together and had a lot of fun.
This will naturally die down, but if you commit to date nights, or just doing fun things together regularly, you will prevent your relationship from becoming boring and stale.
3. Keeping Your Standards:
When your partner first met you, you made every effort to impress them. You showed them the best version of you, and that’s who they fell in love with.
In reality, it is impossible for you to keep that going! Naturally you fall back into your routine way of life …. Which is fine.
But many people become very lazy. They put on weight, stop making an effort, and stop doing all the things they implied they did during the courting phase.
It can make your partner feel like they got duped, and like they are only getting a fraction of the person that they originally fell in love with.
So don’t be lazy!
4. Respect Is Important:
If there is no respect for each other in your relationship, then it is almost impossible for the relationship to survive in a healthy manner.
Unfortunately, when a relationship starts to deteriorate, respect for each other is usually the first thing to suffer.
You need to keep respecting your partner regardless of the state of the relationship. Because as soon as you start calling each other names, or talking down to one another, you will really struggle to turn it around.
No matter how angry you may be with your partner, always respect them as a human being. This will give you a strong platform to work through any issues.
5. Don’t Forget To Play:
Underneath all the drama in life, it ultimately should be fun! This includes your relationship.
Too many of us in our lives, forget to have fun.
So in your relationships, you should always try to be playful, and more importantly laugh.
Laughter seems to bring light to dark situations. Laughter has the power to bring a new perspective on a relationship, and the people you are in a relationship with.
Laughter alone has the power to heal a relationship. So don’t forget to laugh.
These are just the first of a few pillars of success for a relationship. I will discuss more in part two of this series.
If you can focus on improving any of the areas mentioned above, then you will see a quick and positive improvement in your relationship.
Stay tuned for part 2.