A relationship can start really nice, but a successful relationship will last a long time and remain healthy. A successful relationship requires enough security in yourself for you to provide for and satisfy your partner. Here are the top tips for a successful relationship.
Decide Whether You Need a Relationship or a Friendship
Sometimes people feel lonely and think a relationship will fill this void. While it might help temporarily, you will still feel lonely at times. You cannot rely solely on a partner to take away feelings of loneliness. Building a friendship with someone you find attractive might sound scary because you do not want to be friend-zoned, but look at friendship as a base for a possible future relationship. Becoming good friends with someone first can help you avoid the expectations that come with a relationship. Perhaps when you are ready to date, you will feel fully content with yourself and life. Regardless of whether or not you end up dating and starting a relationship with your friend, you will feel ready for a relationship.
Get to Know Your Partner’s Love Language
Pleasing your partner requires you to learn and speak their love language. The five love languages include acts of service, quality time, gift-giving, physical touch, and words of affirmation. If your partner offers to clean the house or asks if you have time to watch a movie together, your partner likely appreciates acts of service and quality time as their love languages. Next time you use a love language without being asked by your partner, observe their reaction. Find out what your partner seems to value most. If you are unsure, you can ask about their love language.
Celebrate the Little Things
Aside from the obligatory holidays, anniversaries, and birthdays, finding little things to celebrate can bring you and your partner closer together. For instance, you can celebrate finishing all the chores or making it through a tough work week. Even tiny accomplishments deserve rewards. Here are a few more little things you can celebrate.
- Meeting each other’s families for the first time
- Reaching short-term goals together
- Winning a couples’ contest
Throughout your relationship, there will be many small victories. Keep the spark alive by thinking of creative ways to celebrate them.
Check on Your Partner
Even if you already know how your partner’s day or week has gone, you can still show you care by sending a text to check up on your sweetie. Asking how their workday went shows your partner how well you remember important tasks. It shows that you are attentive in the relationship. However, do not text too many times during the day. Sending too many texts during the day could make you seem clingy and disrespectful of boundaries. Check up on your partner can when you’re both on your lunch breaks instead.
Communicate With Your Partner
Communication is key for a relationship to last. It helps you learn about your partner’s interests, fears, and boundaries. It also creates trust and intimacy. You never really stop learning about your partner or teaching your partner about yourself. Demonstrating and enhancing your communication skills will help with future plans. Here are some topics to discuss at the beginning of your relationship.
- Your family life
- Favorite hobbies you would like to try together
- What a relationship means to you
Some couples take weeks or months to get into heavier topics such as health issues and plans for the future. Other couples take only a few days. It really depends on your preferences and how well you connect with each other. Use your best judgment for the appropriate time to bring up discussions about your long-term future together.
Respect Your Partner’s Boundaries
One important part of showing respect in a relationship includes setting and obeying boundaries. For instance, if loud social events overwhelm you, make sure your partner knows this ahead of time. If your partner is a party person and you don’t mind it, let them go out with some friends every once in a while. However, if you are not comfortable with your partner going somewhere with an ex (even if the hangout will be in a large group), communicate this to your partner. A relationship based on love, respect, and trust requires setting boundaries. Having serious discussions about your boundaries will help you and your partner understand and empathize with one another.
Compromise With Your Partner
While setting boundaries is essential for a successful relationship, compromise is also crucial. You and your partner will not be content doing separate activities all the time. If something is important to your partner but uncomfortable for you, try to reach a compromise. Agree to try the activity so long as your partner agrees to leave if you start to feel overwhelmed by the activity. Also, understand that your partner might have to work late on a night when you prepared a special dinner. When this happens, understand your partner’s needs and duties. Remember that even though your partner will have to miss a special dinner or a surprise, this does not make you any less valuable. Ask your partner to make up for it by planning a surprise for the next date.
Learn From Past Relationships
As unpleasant as looking back on past relationships can be, it can increase your chance for success in your current relationship. Bad experiences and heartbreak help you mature as a person and as a partner. Keep in mind that even the healthiest and most successful relationships are not perfect. A successful relationship is not based on perfection, but on what you learned from the past and continue to learn in the present. Be humble, and expect humility from your partner in return. You need to be willing to change the aspects of yourself and your choices that have damaged relationships in the past.
If you are struggling with your current relationship or are thinking about starting a new one, hopefully, these top tips for a successful relationship will help. Our real roses dipped in 24 k gold, silver, or platinum can help you spice up your relationship. We have many more types of roses and gifts. For more information, give us a call today.