Struggling to make your relationship last? Don’t worry so is every other person on this Earth. While getting into worthwhile relationships is hard, it is even harder to make them last. Certain things always get in the way and while some learn how to deal with them, others eventually decide there is no reason for trying. That’s when breakups happen. So if you are in a rocky patch in your relationship but are not ready to call it quits, here are some tips on how to make your relationship last.
1. Keep Things Interesting
To make your relationship last, you have to keep things interesting! Don’t settle for the same repetitive routines with your partner and instead spice up your relationship. Don’t be afraid to spontaneously decide on romantic trips or dates and explore the world together. Don’t just restrict the exciting period of your relationship to the first few couple of months of your involvement and try to stretch it as long as possible.
2. Make Time for Each Other
They say time and distance make the heart grow fonder, but they also habituate you and your partner to being away from each other and that is not something that you want in a relationship. No matter how hectic your schedule may be, put more effort in your relationship and make time for each other. You don’t want your other half to get used to not seeing you!
3. Learn to Compromise
In every healthy relationship, compromise is the key. Instead of one person constantly pulling the blanket on him or herself, it is important to find a common ground in certain situations. Each person has to sacrifice something valuable to them to make things work and while it may be difficult at first, it will all pay off in the end.
4. Don’t Lose Yourself in the Relationship
You don’t want to be in a relationship in which you lose your individuality and sense of self. It’s not healthy for you or for your relationship. Avoid completely consuming yourself with your romantic partner and instead make some room for self-growth. Your relationship should be nurturing your individuality instead of extinguishing it.
5. Be Vocal
Problems can’t be fixed if you are not vocal about them, just like pleasant gestures will not be repeated if you don’t express your feelings on the subject matter. Open up the line of communication and don’t hesitate in expressing your frustrations and irritations in an appropriate manner.
6. Fight Fair
Conflict is normal and even healthy for your relationship, but it is all about how you and your partner handle it. You can use it as a constructive experience and use it to mold your relationship into something even better. With the right tools and attitude, conflict becomes a gateway to deeper intimacy and stronger bond. So instead of blaming each other, use joined-forces to solve a problem.
7. Never Stop Having Fun
You know your relationship is in ruins when things feel forced and you are no longer enjoying yourself. If you want to have to revive your relationship and spark the fire, never stop having fun! The whole reason why both of you came together is because you found joy in each other’s company, so why does that have to change?
No relationship is easy; it takes work, persistence and dedication, just like everything else that is worth having. So what are some of your tips for people in struggling relationships? Share in the comments!