No relationship is perfect. But if you work hard enough, your relationship can be strong and healthy. Make love a positive part of your life, but before loving someone else, first respect yourself because you are the sole owner of your life.
Love each other unconditionally
This is the most important part of a romantic relationship. You have to love each other deeply regardless of the fights, the past.
Tell each other everything
Tell your partner about things that make you smile and things that make you sad. Share your fears, dreams, insecurities and embarrassing experiences with each other.
Communicating via text messages is great, but it is much more important to talk face to face. Communication is everything.
Make an effort to understand your partner’s world
Although it may feel like you and your partner are worlds apart, it is very important to get to know your partner’s world. You can do this by listening to each other. Get to know each other’s family and friends and build relationships with them.
Repeat every day: My relationship is not all about me.
There is another person with interests and values that may differ from yours. Respect these differences by sacrificing your own interests now and then.
Keep the romance alive by surprising your partner with romantic, thoughtful acts. This can be as simple as leaving a love note on the door. Never become complacent and never take your partner for granted.
Be overly possessive
Sometimes you need to spend time with friends separately, or just have some quality me-time.
It is important to give each other freedom. As much as you love each other, there will be times when you might need some personal space. Even if it is just one or two days.
Badmouth your partner
Never gossip about your partner behind their back. Instead of gossiping, talk to your partner directly about what is bothering you. Communication is key. Be loyal to your partner by rather standing up for them when you are apart.
Never push your partner to do something they do not want to do. If it’s a no, it’s a no. Full stop.
Sure, there are going to be some things worth fighting for, but the smartest people know when to fight and when just agree. Compromise is very important in relationship.
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