There is no such thing as a perfect relationship. There is also no perfect couple at all. Do not believe everything you see on social media because those are curated feeds. The truth is, as a couple, there are days wherein you hate each other and arguments start to happen. On some days, you can’t seem to live without the other. It is always a roller coaster ride of emotions. But how can your relationship last despite all the odds along the way?
We listed down 11 tips on how to make your relationship last:
1. Trust each other.
You have to trust the one you love. When you keep on doubting your partner, it will just create so much gap in the relationship. You have to keep on trusting because that is the key for you to have peace of mind. A fruitful relationship means you trust each other in the process.
2. Love each other endlessly.
Always give your ‘all’ so you would not have any regrets in the end. Cherish the moments that you have together. Always give your best shot in the process because that is what you both deserve. No one deserves a half-baked love and effort after all.
3. Give each other a chance when mistakes happen.
If you feel like the relationship is still worth saving, then you can give it another shot. It is a good sign when you can see efforts to be a better person. You have to take chances because you might regret it in the end. You have to decide for yourself because other people might see your situation differently.
4. Always give and take.
It is no longer a secret that a relationship is a two-way street. You can’t just be so full of yourself. You have to take into consideration your partner’s feelings too. You have to be the bigger person to fix issues right away.
5. Learn to lower your pride.
Pride has always been one of the relationship killers. Lower your pride because being in a relationship is not your own show. You are dealing with a person that has feelings and emotions. Do not be too self-centered. Try to assess yourself on the things that you have to work on. Because after all, once you are in a relationship, you really have to aim to become a better person. If that person does not make you feel better, then there is no point in being with him.
6. Compliment each other’s weaknesses.
Being in a relationship means you compliment each other. You are each other’s haven. You are like a puzzle piece that completely fits with each other. You find ways to make your partner feel strong despite his or her weaknesses.
Listening is important in a relationship. You can’t just keep on nagging your partner without listening to his side of the story. Be sensitive with his feelings too. Always remember that not everything is about you. Be mature enough to listen to what he is about to say. When you say things based on your emotions, it creates more fire to the argument. Breathe. Take it easy always.
8. Respect each other’s values and beliefs.
Love means respecting the one you love. Respecting means you do not do something that will cause issues in your relationship. With respect, it means you care for that person dearly. You do not want to lose her. Respect begets respect always.
9. Guide and uplift each other’s morale.
Loving someone means being there through thick and thin. It is about supporting each other’s dreams and goals too. It is about choosing to stay when everyone starts to leave. Because when you love the person so much, you will embrace everything about them. You will always do your best to be true to your words.
10. Be faithful.
Always be true to your words. Temptations may come along the way, but be strong enough to resist. Be faithful to your partner. The real measure of being a man is the accountability of his actions.
11. Pray and ask for guidance.
Prayers do help in a relationship. Pray to the universe that he is the one meant for you until the end. Both of you may have the wisdom and patience to surpass whatever trials that come along the way.
A relationship lasts when both of you are committed to staying no matter what happens. It will last if you live to your sweet words and promises.
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