When two people mutually respect one another, they're happy.
Not all relationships have guaranteed success. That’s why it’s always a big risk for when people choose to fall in love with each other. They open themselves up to the possibilities of getting hurt and heartbroken whenever things don’t go their way in the end. They invest huge parts of themselves into the relationship in the hopes that they don’t end up getting emotionally betrayed. For the very lucky few, they get it right the first time. They meet someone with whom they share instant chemistry with. They have a relationship with minimal kinks and they go on living that cliché happy ending.
However, for the vast majority of the world, relationships aren’t always that simple. They can be very complicated and frustrating. They can be very stressful and difficult to bear. But the love is always what makes it worthwhile. People all over the world are always looking for love. Every single one of us needs love in order to move on in life. That is why we always try our best to find a significant other with whom we can build a strong foundation of love.
So given that, it should be in your best interest to always make sure that your relationship is happy and healthy. So how do you do that? Well, there is no sure formula. But there are some tips and habits that are found in strong couples that you should be adopting for your own relationship as well.
1. They have open communication.
Communication is the foundation for all the strong relationships in the world. Couples always have to try their best to be as open to one another as much as possible. The strongest kinds of couples are those that don’t keep secrets from each other. They are always comfortable with being honest with one another regardless of how uncomfortable the truth may make them.
2. They respect one another.
Respect is the most important aspect of forming a relationship with a person regardless of whether it is romantic or not. You cannot possibly form a bond with another person unless there is mutual respect there. In romantic relationships, the best couples are those who are able to respect each other’s boundaries and principles.
3. They value the time they spend together.
They don’t necessarily have to be spending every waking moment together, but when they do, it’s always time that is valued. The best kinds of couples know that quality time is much more important than spending huge portions of the day with one another. Whenever they go out on dates or when they’re just hanging out at the house, they have this ability to tune out the world and just immerse themselves in each other.
4. They have lives outside of the relationship.
The relationship isn’t the only aspect of their lives. The best kinds of couples don’t disregard their friends, families, or careers. They don’t make their partners the sole aspect of their life. They are still human beings who are looking for growth and fulfilment outside of the relationship as well.
5. They express their love for each other frequently.
They never let go of an opportunity to express their love for one another. They always want to reassure each other of their commitment to the relationship. They never shy away from expressing their affections because they know that that is an essential part of developing their intimacy for one another.
6. They are always looking to complement one another.
They work as a team. Where one person is weak, the other has to be strong. They always try their best to balance each other out. If one person is an optimist, then the other person has to be the realist. They have to be able to complement and complete each other in a way that pushes them both to become more well-rounded and holistic people.
7. They make compromises.
Relationships are always about compromise. When you get into a relationship with someone, you are no longer living life by your own rules. That’s why you always have to take into consideration the feelings and opinions of your partner. You will have to be willing to make certain adjustments and compromises here in there to preserve the harmony in the relationship.
8. They have active sex lives.
Sex is a very important aspect in a modern relationship. The best kinds of couples have very active sex lives. They don’t treat sex as something that is awkward or taboo. They understand sex to be the best form of physical expression of their love for one another. It is also a direct manifestation of their trust and comfort levels in the relationship.
9. They don’t compare each other to other people.
They never look to see if the grass is greener on the other side. If they have problems within the relationship, then they keep it inside of the relationship. They only try to build their relationship from within. These couples know that they can’t afford to define their relationship by other people’s standards.