The start of a relationship is filled with excitement and passion. A new relationship brings in a lot of thrill and attraction. It’s the time when two people get involved with each, learn and understand each other. However, with time – in most relationships – the passion fizzles out. It becomes difficult for many to work through a lasting relationship.
Maintaining a long-term relationship is a daunting task. It requires a lot of hard work and time. However, it drives fruitful results too.
RULES TO BUILD AND MAINTAIN A LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIP
- Find a dream that both of you share and start focusing your life on it. Most of us lose focus on important things in life that both partners had dreamed of – from stress, responsibilities and paying bills – everything puts the dream behind the backburner. Successful couples share a similar vision and build a solid foundation to realize the dream. Share plan and find a way to make it happen.
- Maintain an open source of communication. Communication is the key to a successful relationship. It’s present in every part of a relationship. Communication enables two individual to know and understand each other better. And open communication builds a healthy equilibrium – that further – helps a relationship to progress. So be straightforward, honest and abrupt.
- Keep the physical connection alive. A long-term relationship is based on physical intimacy. A physical connection also strengthens the mental connection. It bridges any gap that is present between two individuals. So, keep the passion alive and flowing. Stress, chaos, responsibilities do hamper it, but the task is to find time, do things together to rekindle the intimacy and passion in your relationship again.
- Look forward to changes. Research and studies concluded that either of the partners will change in a couple of years. It can be a drastic change or a minuscule one. However, you should always be open to accepting it.
- Never give up on each other. Resiliency is the key to a successful relationship. If you are committed to your partner, you will stick with him/her through thick and thin. Every relationship has its ups and downs, but when you decide to share your life with another person, you also pledge to share life’s trivialities and happiness.