We’ve all dreamed of a happy ever after but real life isn’t a fairy tale. A successful and long lasting relationship is consist of a lot of hard work, tears and compromise. The road to a “happy ending” is never easy. That’s why in this article, I will share with you the 5 pillars of a successful relationship.
This is the most important factor in a successful relationship. Communication allows you and your partner to be open and honest about each other’s thoughts and feelings. It is the key to be able to solve problems and make good decisions. To communicate effectively, you should also be a good listener, not just to what your partner says but even his/her body language.
Love and respect can never be separated. To be respected is to be valued as a person. Respect in a relationship also means understanding each other’s differences. Arguments are inevitable in every relationship but because of the respect that you have for each other, you will still be able to treat each other with love.
Friendship is the foundation of a solid relationship. Being friends with your lover makes everything fun because you will be able to share the same interests and enjoy doing fun things together which can definitely nurture and strengthen your relationship.
To ensure the success of your relationship, both of you should put an equal amount of effort to keep your relationship going and make each other feel loved.
Like I said, arguments are normal in all relationships but too much of it can be bad and suffocating for the both of you too. That’s why both of you should know how to say sorry and also accept an apology when disagreements arise. Avoid the blame-game, own up to your mistakes and if your partner apologizes, forget about pride and offer forgiveness.