Secrets for a Long Healthy Relationship

Six Secrets for a Long Healthy Relationship We live in a time when people change relationships more often than they change hairstyles. Some people would call them disposable. Easy come. Easy go. But, what happens, when you think you’ve found the one. You know, the one they wrote epic poems about long ago. The one

Six Secrets for a Long Healthy Relationship

We live in a time when people change relationships more often than they
change hairstyles. Some people would call them disposable. Easy come. Easy
go. But, what happens, when you think you’ve found the one. You know, the
one they wrote epic poems about long ago. The one that makes every other
relationship pale by comparison — at least as far as your relationship
experiences are concerned. How do you hold on to this special relationship
while so many other couples are unable to make it work?

The key word here is work. You have to work at making relationships last.
Fortunately for you, these six secrets for relationship success don’t
always feel like the hard work they are.

1) Communicate. You have to communicate effectively with each other. That
doesn’t simply mean you have to talk to each other. You have to also
understand each other and be on the same page about many things in your
relationships and in the lives you build together.

2) Connect. The physical connection between couples is vital to
relationship longevity. It goes beyond what takes place in the bedroom
however. You really do need the connection of human touch to help solidify
your bond. Cuddle together on the couch, hold hands in the theater, and
hug each other as often as possible. The more you touch, in a genuine and
affectionate manner, generally speaking, the happier you are together.

3) Find common ground. Every relationship needs a little common ground.
These are the areas where the two of you have shared convictions.
Sometimes these convictions are based on morals or religion. Other times
they’re related to causes or politics. Whatever your shared convictions
may be, it’s a wise plan to cultivate that common ground and grow
together.

4) Shared interests. This is a little different than common ground. Your
interests don’t have to be on the same scale. However, if you both love
the ocean you might find that buying a sailboat, for instance, is a great
way to feed the love of sailing the open seas for one while feeding the
love of water and sunshine for the other. You both love the ocean and
sailing gives you an opportunity to enjoy the thing you both love
together.

5) Companionship. You must spend time together if your relationship is
going to work. Otherwise there really isn’t a relationship to cultivate.
Time is critical. Finding positive ways to spend your time together, even
in troubling times, is a great way to build a stronger relationship
together — especially if you’re both committed to the cause of making
your relationship last.

6) Time apart. While it’s important to spend time as a couple in order to
cultivate and grow the relationship, it’s also important to enjoy a little
time outside of your partner’s company. You both need friends on the side
for blowing off steam, wise counsel, and a little break from the intensity
of the relationship.

These six secrets may not look like all that much on a piece of paper, but
over the years, they will all make a huge difference in the strength and
resilience of your relationship together. Keep them in mind at all times
for best results.

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