How to Build a Strong Relationship
We invest so much of our time, energy, and money on frivolous things and materialistic possessions, chasing happiness, when all we need to do is to invest wholeheartedly into our relationships. The ultimate secret to pure and true happiness lies in the healthy and strong relationship we keep with one another—especially the one with our life partner.
We have come to assume that once we fall in love with the right person, the work is done, and life will be all sunshine and rainbows for eternity. NO! Unfortunately it doesn’t work that way! Relationships are a lifelong investment, a constant daily mutual investment, a worthwhile investment – the returns of which are priceless.
A successful relationship requires falling in love multiple times, but always with the same person. ~ Mignon McLaughlin (Tweet this)
A relationship with your partner is a lifetime companionship through the ups and downs of life and everything in between. It’s togetherness. It’s about two different paths merging into one, syncing to be together yet separate at the same time. Nurturing a strong relationship is not a cakewalk, it requires constant steady effort from both partners who are together in a relationship.
Below are a Few Tips to help you Build a Loving and Strong Relationship
1. Friendship: Fuel the wonderful friendship you share with your partner—your special companion through every walk of life. Even if the romance dies down after ages, the friendship will keep your relationship afloat. Everyone needs a friend, especially one at home.
2. Express Your Love: Don’t ever assume that your partner knows how you feel about them. Yes . . . they probably do, but remind them again once in a while how much they mean to you. Say it! Say you love them and that you care for them. Don’t ever take anyone for granted. Everyone needs a little peppy love once in a while! Appreciate and compliment them when they need it. Let it flow.
3. Communication is key: No matter where life takes you, no matter how busy you get, no matter what comes in your way, never stop communicating with your partner. Give no room for communication gaps to spring up in your relationships. This gap only widens with time. Instead, take some time out every other day to just talk, converse and bond with your partner.
Even for the smallest of things, if it causes a fraction of a frustration against your partner, it is best to be honest, talk it over with them and get it over with. Let it go, instead of keeping it to yourself. You just might find out that it was just a total misunderstanding, an assumption and you were unnecessarily fretting about it. Its best to talk about any negative feelings you might have with your partner—it’s the only way to move on to a more-positive front.
4. Quality Time: Share you life’s ups and downs with each other. Make an effort to take time out of your busy schedules and spend quality time with your partner. It could be a long walk, an evening at the beach, a romantic dinner or a fun movie. Whatever it may be, do it every once in a while. It’s a healthy approach to maintaining your relationship lest it begin to rust.
We cannot really love anyone with whom we never laugh. ~ Agnes Repplier (Tweet this)
5. Get Rid of the Ego: Ego is a relationship destroyer. Always be wary of it and don’t let it come between you two. Misunderstandings, disagreements, differences of opinion, arguments and more almost always arise in any relationship. You need to look past it. You need to look at it as a conflict that happened in that moment and let it go, instead of holding on to it and bottling up the frustration inside. By holding on to grudges, ego takes over and one tends to make a mountain of a molehill.
6. Loyalty and Respect: Come what may, stay true and loyal to your partner. Mutual respect is integral and it goes a long way in building a strong relationship. As much as possible, as difficult as it may be, be honest with who you are and what you do. Allow your partner into your life, allow them to be a part of it—good and bad and all.
7. Secrets: Keeping secrets and hiding information, lies and betrayal are only going to weaken the bond you share. Once your partner gets even the slightest of inkling that you might be hiding something, it’s a downfall from then on. It’s best to come clean, be true to yourself and to your partner with all that you are, flaws and all. Everyone is human and nobody is perfect.
Final thoughts on a strong relationship
The secret to a strong relationship is not a onetime answer that pops out of a box promising happiness that lasts for a lifetime. There is no one answer to that question. It’s a blend of many answers. You have to apply and live those answers. Every relationship is different. You have to just treat yours in the best way you possibly can. The answers will (in time) come to you.