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Four Tips for Successful Relationships

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Everyone wants to find his or her perfect partner. Someone who makes them feel happy and secure, while keeping them on their toes. It’s a wonderful sentiment: having someone as your mate in a lasting relationship. But sometimes it is easier said than done. Relationships are hard work, especially long-term ones. Here are some tips how to create a successful relationship.

Trust is Everything

Trust is possibly the most important aspect of a healthy relationship. You must be able to have complete trust in your partner, while providing to them the same ability notion. Trust can be a tricky matter. Some people trust blindly, while others have trust issues.

Make sure to have open and honest conversations with your partner to get a sense of who they are and past experiences. Once you know what makes them feel comfortable, make conscious decisions on how to build trust and keep it. Couples should be able to have their own individual lives and do things without their significant other, while maintaining the trust between them.

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Conflict Resolution

Let’s be honest, all couples fight. That is part of what it means to be together. Conflicts and arguments shouldn’t necessarily jeopardize your relationship. A good fight can bring you closer together, and usually means a good make-up sex session.

Couples who have poor conflict resolutions skills often hold a grudge, run away from a problem or do not communicate their true feelings. Remember to always be open and honest about how you feel during a particular disagreement. Successful couples solve the problem presented before them, and then let it go. Take care of the issue at hand and do not attack the person. Most importantly, learn and grow from the situation. Realize what to do and what not to do.

Couple Arguing

Communication, Hurray!

Correctly communicating is something that adults have to do on a daily basis. Whether it be in the boardroom or the bedroom, you must communicate effectively to your audience. Focus on body language, tone of your voice and the meaning behind your words. Could you get the same outcome if you said something in a nicer way?

  • Ineffective communication: “I can’t believe you got a speeding ticket! You are so dumb.”
  • Effective communication: “You’re a smart person, and you know better than to speed.”
  • Ineffective communication: “You never do any chores. You’re useless!”
  • Effective communication: “I noticed that you didn’t do the chores this week. Can you please help me with the laundry?”

Effective communication can equal fewer fights and stress, and lead to a happier, healthier relationship.

Couple Disagreeing

Intimacy Issues

A lot of my friends who are in long-term relationships complain of a lack of intimacy. This could mean anything from shared activities to physical closeness to sex. Intimacy can come in the form of a warm hug, quality time together and traditional romantic courting. The Five Love Languages is an interesting concept, and I would recommend taking this quiz with your partner to find out your most effective way to give and receive love. Then you will be able to see what your significant other most likes, and give them it.

Intimacy and romance are important. Take time out of your day to give your mate a little TLC. Make sure to find new ways to keep that romantic flame alive through consciousness of the above tips. Your partner will thank you for it!

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What are some positive relationship techniques that you practice?

One Response to “Four Tips for Successful Relationships”

  1. JACOBCLIFF says:

    its when a man finds his companion that he settles for nothing works that simple when love is without a man!

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