To have a successful relationship, we have to work at it. It requires patience, understanding, and commitment since happy endings are never promised. You need to remember that there are some things that communication and understanding won’t fix.
If you are having a difficult time in your relationship, try these conversation topics:
1. “Thank You for Being a Person I Love to Be with”
Show your partner you appreciate who they are. Let them know that you are thankful they are a major part of your life. They need to know that they are an important piece of the puzzle that is your being.
2. “I Will Try Harder”
Let them know that you realize your relationship is a work-in-progress. You understand that nothing is promised. You know you aren’t entitled to anything. You must earn everything you want in life and this includes love. Let them know you are willing to work hard to make sure your relationship succeeds by telling them you will always try harder.
3. “I Love You”
This is the most abused phrase in the English language. The reason is that because of its simplicity it is just a façade. These words carry more emotional weight than you think. Express your love as often as you can.
4. “Can I do Anything for You?
Most of the time, arguments are the result of pent-up emotions and miscommunication. This is why you need to keep the lines of communication open with your partner. The best way to avoid this is to let each other have the time and space to be honest about your needs and wants. Ask them often if you can do anything for them.
5. “Can I Make Your Day Better?”
When it comes to relationships, stress needs to be dealt with. You don’t want stress to build up and unleash unbearable pressure in the relationship. This is why you both need to take the stress off each other. Just offering to do each other’s errands will help control the stress levels.
6. “I’m Sorry”
If you mess up, confess. Most of the time, our pride will get in the way of making a relationship work. We need to understand when we are in a relationship; it is not about our egos anymore. We must be willing to swallow our pride and confess our shortcomings when we don’t meet their expectations. Tell them you are sorry and mean it.
7. “I’m Proud of You”
Be your significant others best cheerleader. You must be your partner’s support system and rock all the time. You can’t be just a spectator. If your partner is having a major milestone, you need to be there for them. Let them know you will always be by their side in every moment of their life whether it is good or bad.
8. “Our Children Are Lucky You Are Their Parent”
It might seem harsh to use children as a way to ignite your relationship’s flame, but it isn’t. It is a really endearing and sincere way to express your admiration, gratitude, and love for your significant other. It is a wonderful compliment to give to any parent. We don’t tell people this enough. You don’t know if your partner has been doubting their parenting skills.
9. “Forgive Me, Please”
This is connected to another one above; you can’t just say I’m sorry. You did admit to your failures and faults but you have to give your partner a chance to forgive you. Just because you said “I’m sorry” doesn’t mean you are free and clear. Ask for their forgiveness and tell them that their feelings are important to you, too.
10. “I Appreciate You”
You have to show your gratitude. Don’t ever hesitate to tell your partner just how much you appreciate what they do and who they are. Never miss an opportunity to tell them thank you when they do something for you.