Sometimes you don’t even notice how you start falling in love. It just happens. And then everything changes for the better because love is the strongest emotion that the human heart is able to feel. And the most fragile as well. That’s why we should keep and strengthen true love, which is not an easy task indeed.
The most important thing you need to remember is that love relationships don’t have to be perfect, they must be real. There’s no need to pretend and wear masks. Instead, show how much you love a person through small gestures, care, attention, and sincerity.
Following these 10 tips will help you build a great relationship full of love, mutual respect, and endless happiness…
1. No Lies – Just Trust
The most important thing in any relationship is trust. Don’t be afraid of this incredible feeling. It’s unbelievable how quickly distrust can ruin love. Be honest about what you think, do, feel and expect honesty from your partner. Loving relationships have no space for lies.
However, it is impossible to force the other to be truthful and completely open with you. In most cases, the person just needs some time – so don’t hurry up, just wait. It requires a great courage to open your heart and thoughts to another person, but believe me: when that happens, your love becomes much more powerful and stronger!
2. Be Yourself & Don’t Try to Change Your Partner
Each of us is unique with all our strengths and weaknesses. Of course, nobody wants to show the “dark side”, but we must always remember that both parts of our personality are important, as only this precise proportion of good and bad makes us as we are.
Yes, you can pretend for a day, a week, a month, but will you have enough power to pretend your whole life? I don’t think so. Therefore, it is far better to be yourself and give up trying to change your partner. As nobody knows if you will be able to love that “new” person with different habits and lifestyle.
3. Focus on Qualities That You Love
What attracts you in the partner? What made this person become so attractive and special for you? Think it over and write down all good qualities you appreciate about your sweetheart. This list is a perfect way to focus on what’s really important and to assure yourself that your lover is the best person in the world. Don’t think about negative side, just try to accept it.
4. Be Inspiring, Supportive and Motivating
Love is the most magical thing in the world – it makes us better people, allowing to improve together. Love inspires and gives wings. If your partner doesn’t feel that essential support from you, doesn’t believe that you’re always there in any situation, your relationships are at risk. Strengthen your love by simply listening, understanding and motivating your soul mate – it will definitely make a big difference.
5. Respect the Partner’s Point of View
The surest way to show someone your love is to respect his/her point of view. That doesn’t mean you have to agree on everything with your partner, but you do have to take into account another opinion on any issue. Remember that you both are individuals with different beliefs, views on things, and experiences, but to become a stable couple you have to come to an “arithmetic average” regarding every single question. Don’t be selfish – that kills love terrifically.
6. Show Your Feelings as Often as Possible
Even if you are together for a long time, and the honeymoon phase of your relationship has passed ages ago, it doesn’t mean there’s no need to express your feelings anymore. If you don’t mend the fire of your love through compliments, sweet words, and other little stuff, it is at a great risk of dying down.
7. Be Friends
Preferring to have someone else as a best friend is a common mistake. If you’re in love, you already fully know and have trust in each other, which is a sign of true friendship. Feel free to mix romance with having fun. Time spent together outdoors, watching a movie, traveling, talking about things that are really important for you, or just chattering, will become a true bonding experience that helps you become much closer to each other.
8. Don’t Forget: an Argument is a Fault of Both
As I mentioned at the beginning, there are no ideal relationships. Sooner or later there comes a time when a couple has an argument. No matter whether it is a quarrel over small things, or in relation to serious ones, it can become an obstacle for your love.
First of all, avoid blaming each other and saying harsh words. This is a kind of game where no one wins. You’d better apologize and accept your share of the blame (believe it or not, but it’s always a fault of both). Take a break, to calm down and think it over. Be ready to forgive, as love is always more important than pride.
9. Say “Thank You”
People easily get used to good. Often, such little things as help with the housework, cooking dinner or just moral support are taken for granted. Of course, it is comfortable to take your partner and his love as something mundane and ordinary. But never forget that no matter if you are a couple or not, no one owes anyone anything. Be grateful for everything, say “Thank you”, “Please”, and you’ll receive even more.
10. Be on a Team
And finally, the last but not least. Keep in mind the fact you are much stronger together than individually. As a team, it is easier to survive difficult times, to improve yourselves and explore the world. Thanks to the “team work” the connection between you and your partner can become so deep and strong, like if your love for one another is cemented into your bones.