How to Keep a Lasting Relationship

It is often quoted that the purpose of a relationship is to learn about yourself and life and to discover the real meaning of life.   However, the ideal of two people settling together happily forever is a lot harder to attain than simply falling in love.  To have a happy and lasting relationship takes skills such as devotion, understanding and hard work.  If you are looking for a happy and lasting relationship, here are a few things you need to keep in mind:-


Remember that any relationship that lacks communication cannot last long.  Communication is entirely essential for a strong happy relationship.  It is only when both of partners communicate and share each their feelings and thoughts with each other that they can understand and learn about each other.

Be honest:

If you can’t be honest with your partner, there is no point in getting married to him or her.   The first job which is often forgotten, is to be totally honest with yourself.  It is only then that you can be honest with your partner.  Honesty is essential for trust in any relationship and there “can be absolutely no love without trust” because without trust, a person cannot open their heart and allow themselves to be vulnerable and held.   Don’t let mistrust and jealousy take control over you both and spoil your relationship.

Intimacy is important:

A ‘happy sex life’ is essential for a ‘happy married life’.  It is the time when total vulnerability and caring can happen and therefore it is well worth learning the subject thoroughly.   Understand what your partner wants and likes because every man and woman on this planet needs to feel loved and wanted.

Spend time together:

No matter how busy you are, you should always set regular time for your partner.  Try to get out together once a week minimum and spend some time together on shared hobbies or simply ‘making memories’.  It is these times that bond the couple together and research has shown that it is essential to have more ‘happy times’ together than ‘bad’.    Couples that play together stay together!

Spend time apart:

Most of us think that a happy couple is one that is inseparable. However, everyone has their own life and hobbies.  Sometimes you need to spend time with your friends or simply spend time alone. Spending time with your family and friends is just as important as the time you spend together with your partner.  Spending some time apart will help you to appreciate your partner and relationship and give you fresh ideas and things to talk about together.


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