All relationships need five basic things.
When you think of the perfect partner and the ideal relationship, you imagine something completely different from what others do. However, despite this, there are five things that everybody needs and without which a relationship would fail. Of course, we all want to have a happy, healthy, and successful relationship but few of us know how to achieve this.
There are five words you need to remember and apply to your relationship if you want to make it last.
In order to learn what your partner needs in a relationship, you need to pay attention, observe and listen. It is only by listening that you can understand who your partner truly is and what makes them think the way they do. When you understand this, you will be able to see their side in arguments and this will make it easier to resolve issues. In other words, simply by listening and learning, you will be able to strengthen your relationship.
To have a healthy relationship, you and your partner both need to set boundaries (physical, emotional, sexual, and financial). By setting and respecting these boundaries, you will ensure that you do not cross any lines; it follows then, that your relationship will be a safe space where you and your partner can be comfortable being yourselves.
If you and your partner cannot make each other laugh, the relationship will not last. You cannot spend ‘forever’ with somebody who does not make you smile. Although it is normal to have a different sense of humor, you need to make sure that you can make one another happy; this means being able to make inside jokes and sarcastic comments without taking it personally.
One of the best things about being in a relationship is getting to experience things with someone you love. When you truly love someone, you want to share all of your happy moments with them. If you are lucky enough to be with the right partner, be spontaneous and live as much as you can.
Although this is a seemingly easy point, it is important to note that everybody prefers to love and be loved differently. This means that the way you express your love may not be exactly what your partner needs. For this reason, you and your partner must become acquainted with one another’s preferred love languages. When you learn how to love one another the way you need, you will both feel satisfied and fulfilled.
Remembering – and more importantly, applying – these five things will ensure the happiness and success of your relationship.