‘Til death do us part: How to keep a relationship last a lifetime
Love is amazing. We love to be loved, and we love to love others. It fills our hearts with joy and makes us feel as if nothing could go wrong. When you find someone you love so deeply, all you want is to hold onto them forever and never let them go. So here are some tips on how to do just that.
Begin and end every day with a kiss.
If you have the opportunity to see your partner on a daily basis, kiss them at least twice a day. Even when you are fighting, even when one retires to bed or rises before the other. Make sure you kiss your partner just as you wake and just before you drift off to sleep. It will keep the romance alive, and it’s a sweet way to show your partner how much you love them every day and night.
Say thank you.
Even for the little things, like making a pot of coffee in the morning or holding the door for you. Make sure to thank your partner for everything they do for you. You don’t have to say it every single time, but make sure they hear it often. They will appreciate the extra gratitude, they will feel appreciated, and they may even begin to thank you quite often as well.
You’re a team.
Never make it seem like you are on opposite sides. You are a team and always will be. You must fight through the rough patches together, not against each other. When you are fighting, make sure it is known to your partner that you are fighting with and for them, not against them.
Don’t keep your emotions bottled up inside. When you have problems, express them to your partner so you can work them out together. If you continue to hold them all in for long enough, you will ultimately explode from all that built up emotion. You should be able to sit down with your partner and express yourself honestly to one another. It will build a stronger trust and help keep you both from harboring resentments against each other.
Trust one another.
They have committed themselves to you, as you did them. You do not have to constantly check up on them or keep up with where they are and what they are doing. Having trust in your partner that they will not betray your commitment will keep your bond strong.
Learn how to compromise.
Neither of you will always get your way, so this is an important tool in keeping your relationship healthy. Know where you can give a little and do so. Keep in mind that your relationship is a penny jar; you give them a penny, and they give you a penny. No one should have more pennies than the other.
Relationships are hard to keep if you are unwilling to fight for one another. Follow these tips and you will be on your way to growing old together.
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