It's true that every relationship 💏 has its ups and downs. But when you believe in your heart ♥️ that the person is worth the journey, being with them feels the best decision you've ever made. Suddenly, their happiness 😀 matters just as much as your own and you would do anything to keep that bright 💡 smile ☺️ on their face. Sometimes, when we're so comfortable with our partners, we forget just how much work goes into maintaining a healthy, strong ✊ and passionate relationship. Keep these tips in mind if you ever need the reminder.
1. Don't Be Afraid 😨 of Compromise
The key 🔑 to every successful relationship 💏 is having the ability to compromise even when you don't want to. Giving in a little doesn't make you a coward; it just shows that you take your partner's opinions seriously and think what they have to say is just as important.
2. Be Each Other's Personal Cheerleaders
When you're fighting for your dreams, having someone who loves ❤️ and supports you every step of the way makes dealing with the obstacles less daunting. It doesn't mean that you can't achieve your goals without the support from your partner; it just makes the payoff that much sweeter.
3. Push Each Other to Reach Your Goals
This ties in with the previous point. Some days, it feels like 💚 the work you put in every day is meaningless. You've been fighting for that promotion 🏆 or recognition from your boss, but your creative streak has seemed to hit a plateau. Having a partner who doesn't just believe in you, but actually pushes you to stay at it even when it feels pointless makes all of the difference.
4. Flattery Will Get You Everywhere 😘😉
Hearing 👂 a simple compliment from your partner can make your day. Whether it's about that new dress 👗 you bought on a whim or how you always manage to put a smile ☺️ on their face, just a few sweet/heartfelt words will make melt. You're welcome.
5. Give Each Other Space when You Both Need the Break
There's nothing wrong with needing some space apart. Sometimes, when you're fighting and caught up in the heat ♨️ of the moment, you may say something that you'll regret for the rest of your life. Give yourself a chance to take a step back, breathe and collect your thoughts before addressing the issue.
6. Don't Play the Blame Game 👉👈
You just had a huge argument, possibly the biggest one 1️⃣ you've ever had. Your hands are still shaking and your stomach feels heavy; you can't stop 🙅 the frustration that is coming off 📴 of you in waves. Instead of pointing 👉 the finger, work together 👫 to figure out if something was lost in translation and where you go from there.
7. It's Okay 👌 to Forgive
Depending on how serious/big the issue is, try talking 📞 it out. Being able to forgive when you want to hold onto the hurt 😣 is a big step.
8. Wake up Together Every Morning 👫, Fall 🍂 Asleep 😴 Together at Night
Falling asleep 😴 in his arms is the greatest feeling in the world. With work and school keeping you busy, you've had a lot on your mind and on your plate. Not going to lie, being able to put all of that aside and just listen to his heartbeat 💓 feels nice 😊. #ProudSap
9. Be Open about Your Anxieties and Fears 🤐
Being in a relationship means opening ourselves up and sharing our vulnerabilities, even when it's scary. Trust that your partner will listen to you and share your burdens.
10. Pay Attention ⚠️ to Your Partner's Needs
When it comes to relationships, this is the golden rule. It goes without saying but being in tune 🎸 with your partner's needs - whether they're sick 😷 or feeling down ⏬ - is the ultimate sign that they can trust you to have their back when they need it most.