A long lasting relationship is not a tough thing to have if you are willing enough to make one. Relationships often end or complicate when you stop caring and become numb to each other. Constant efforts and understanding strengthen the bond between you two and keep your spark alive. So what say? Having a long lasting relationship is a tough deal to crack? Definitely No!
Mind these 6 things if you want a long lasting relationship.
#1. Don’t Be Negative All The Time.
If you embark on a relationship with the constant thought that it will not last, then chances are it won’t. It’s called self-fulfilling prophecy. Each time something goes haywire, the first thought in your head should not be that you always knew it would not work out. The more you think so, the worse it would become, to the point that you will start testing your partner’s levels of patience. The moment he/she breaks after the constant bad behaviours and chooses to leave, you will chalk it up to the fact that it was never supposed to work out.
#2. Just Love Isn’t Enough To Feed A Relationship.
Yes, it may seem like an eye-opener, but truly, love is never enough. Yes, Love ensures attraction and commitment but to be able to hold on to each other through thick and thin, it is important to value and like your partner as an individual and as a friend. When you learn to spend time with each other as friends, it is only then that you truly start respecting your partner. It is then that you realise that you genuinely like them as a friend and do not constantly rely on Love to get you through the tough times.
#3. Jealousy Can Kill Your Relationship In No Time.
The foundation of any relationship is based on trust. And if you don’t trust your partner enough to not get jealous at the drop of a hat, then why bother being in a relationship at all? You may have been betrayed before but that doesn’t justify making your partner bear the brunt of your past baggage. And if your partner is the one who is constantly jealous, then it is time to walk away. A relationship which does not value the tenets of trust is not one made of love but is driven by possessiveness and the concept of ownership. True love is in trustful abandon!