Real life and real relationships aren’t always sunshine and rainbows. When given a bit of extra attention, they can of course be that way. If you are in the right relationship, it’s easier but it still requires work. We are all different, so we are always going to have differences, along with similarities, and it is recognising the things that set us apart, but actually bring us closer.
From my own personal experience, I have come up with 5 traits that make an amazing relationship.
Compromise. You have to learn to bend in relationships and come to agreements on certain things. Not being able to compromise causes conflict which, let’s face it, is a recipe for disaster. If you can meet in the middle on the little things, you’ll find that there is less confrontations and you will generally be a lot happier. Good relationships are all about give and take in all different shapes and forms.
Communication. You have to be able to talk to one another about pretty much everything. Your thoughts, your feelings, your decisions, your worries – EVERYTHING. The more you talk, the more you will understand each other, the more empathy you will have, the more you’ll realise how you can help each other out and be there for each other, and as a whole, move forward as a couple. Being able to communicate prevents any unnecessary confrontation which creates all the situations you hope to avoid.
Commitment. In a relationship, you both need to be committed to one another. This can mean anything from supporting the other person with the decision they make to being faithful. Commitment means you are in it together and you are there for each other and that is what a good relationship needs. In a strong relationship, you need to know that you can rely on your partner for pretty much everything and being committed to each other prevents all uncertainties.
Charisma. This covers anything from being attracted to your significant other and their personality. A lot of people say opposites attract but only in some ways. The more similar you are, the more likely you are going to get on more naturally and maintain that physical and emotional attraction you have towards one another.
Care. Relationships need a significant amount of care in order for them to be successful. You have to care how your partner feels, how they think, the passions – the list is endless.
If you are with someone you love and you feel like there is something missing, get it sorted. Ignoring problems in the early days and disagreements aren’t worth risking a great relationship for. Compromise, communication, commitment, charisma and care are key things to making your relationship last!
Thanks for reading.