Not all relationships are going to last. That is just a fact of life. Not all of us are going to be lucky enough to get love right every single time. However, that doesn’t mean we should stop trying to make things work when things get challenging. Sometimes, a little effort can go a long way in actually making a relationship last. You just have to always be consistent and always maintain that optimism that your love will help pull you through. Doing the items listed on here won’t hurt your chances either.
1. You always communicate with each other even when it’s uncomfortable.
Communication is practically the bedrock of any strong relationship. There is no better way to build, maintain, and strengthen an emotional connection with a person than communication. That’s why it’s very important for all strong couples to always create a safe space for open communication in the relationship.
2. You relish in doing the little things together.
Any amount of time that you can spend with each other is always valued the way that it should be. It doesn’t matter what you’re doing. Even if you’re merely doing mundane tasks like going grocery shopping or doing the laundry together, you find joy in those moments.
3. You share a great and healthy sense of humor.
It’s very important for the both of you to laugh often in the relationship. You can’t afford to be so tightly wound all the time. You have to be able to let loose and just be weird around each other. Any excuse you can to be happy and just burst out laughing is always a good thing.
4. You have no problem running errands for one another.
You don’t mind doing things for one another. You always make it a point to make sure that you make each other’s lives as comfortable as possible. Any chance you get to make sure that your partner’s life is easier, you should always take it.
5. You make it a point to always share your time with each other.
Any time that you can spend in each other’s company is a gift, and you should never ever take it for granted. Yes, you should still be able to live your individual lives in accordance to each other. But you should also make it a point to devote some time exclusively to your relationship.
6. You have a healthy serving of shared activities that you do consistently.
You should always make it a habit to do things together. It doesn’t matter what you’re doing so as long as you’re sharing in that experience. It’s a great way to build your bond and connection with one another. Some examples would be exercising or going to a class together.
7. You always engage in acts of physical intimacy.
These acts of physical intimacy don’t always have to lead to sex. They can be innocent, wholesome, and playful too. Even little hugs at the end of a long day is a great way to express your love for your partner. Don’t hesitate to express your love for your partner with your touch.
8. You always express your love and affection for each other.
There should be no shortage of “I love you” or “thank you” in the relationship. You should never fail to let your partner just how much you appreciate having them in your life. Sometimes, it doesn’t really need to be said, but it would always be better for you to say it anyway.
9. You aren’t afraid of trying out new things together.
You should always act on your curiosity whenever applicable. You should both be willing to be adventurous and spontaneous with each other. It’s a great way to freshen your perspectives as a couple. It’s also a good way to curb any boredom that you may be experiencing.
10. You share circles of friends.
You should have groups of friends that you’re both comfortable being around. It can get difficult for you to maintain a romantic relationship when you aren’t in good terms with your partner’s group of friends. You don’t ever want put your partner in a position of having to choose between you and his/her friends.
11. You always respect each other’s privacy and boundaries.
Despite the fact that you’re in a relationship with each other doesn’t mean you get to cross the line whenever you want to. You still have your individual private lives and you should learn to respect that. Respect your partner’s individuality and that’s going to bode well for the harmony in your relationship.
12. You maintain a healthy sex life.
Sex is a very important aspect for all modern relationships. You should always fuel your passions for each other by engaging in a happy and healthy sex life. Shake things up in the bedroom. It’s a great way for you to express your love for one another.
13. You commit to making each other happy.
It’s all about happiness at the end of the day. Always try to make each other happy, and if you succeed at that, then your relationship is going to turn out just fine.