Relationships are hard to maintain. To keep a relationship strong, stable, fun and to last over the years is no small feat. If the love is there, then it comes down to a couple simple guidelines that will help the two of you stay an evolving, dynamic, and honest couple.
The constant theme I found in these rules is to not let the little opportunities slide by; make every moment memorable and happy. A long-lasting relationship is made up of many smaller moments, fill them with memories and joy!
Never Go To Bed Angry
If a fight occurs, try your best to resolve it quickly. If you are unable to find a solution, remind one another that you both love each other. Apologize for harsh words and admit fault. Do what you have to so you both go to sleep without resentment.
Spend Time Together
Work, friends, family, and life can eat up our time faster than we realize. Always make sure that your partner takes priority when you have free time. If there isn’t much oppurtunity, text or call each other so you can keep tabs on your lives.
It’s important to have fun time in relationships. See a movie, people watch, or tell each other stories. Do whatever comes to mind that sounds like fun. Remember you don’t have to spend money to have fun. It’s not as important what you are doing as long as it’s with the person you love.
Trust Each Other
Without trust, there isn’t really a relationship. It takes lots of love, respect and belief to trust someone. If those elements aren’t present, talk to your partner and see what can be done.
It isn’t about who is right or wrong. It’s about both of you getting what you want or need, without someone sacrificing too much.
Hug And Kiss Each Other When Leaving or Meeting
Give each other a hug, or a kiss, or both, whenever you meet up or split ways. It makes it more exciting and creates a ritual of appreciation between you.
Check On Each Other
Call and text your partner to see how they are or what they are doing. This is a sweet reminder that they are always on your mind and keeps you informed as to what is going on in their life.
Leave Gifts and Notes
Little surprise that chocolates or notes are just two of many examples of ways to surprise and treat your lover. Leave them a snack in the fridge with an inside joke written on it. Where you leave your surprise and what is says or is, is a great way to show them how well you know them., along with how much you care.
Try New Things Together
Spice up your lives and break up the monotony of your daily activities. A couple that experiments together stays together. Dance lessons, rock climbing, cooking classes or a road trip are a few ways for the two of you to diversify your experiences.
Talk to Each Other Honestly and Openly
Be yourself and encourage them to be themselves. The two of you should grow together, and it’s easier to grow when you are being yourself. The more you open up, the more you will understand about yourself, your life, and your lives together.
You two need to love each other for who you both are, flaws and all. Remember that you fell in love with a person that isn’t perfect, but is trying to make you happy. You aren’t perfect either, so enjoy each other and the fact that you can love one another’s true selves.
Source: Higher Perspective0