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.
11 Don't Be Afraid to Fight 👊 for What You Love
When the going gets tough, don't throw in the towel. It says a lot that you're both willing to do whatever it takes to make this work 😍.