5 Practices to Always Keep to Ensure a Healthy, Happy, Thriving, and Long-Lasting Relationship

Everyone is looking for those magic words or magic beans to make a relationship last. Truth is, many people don’t realize that a relationship takes commitment and work. It doesn’t just work and stay great forever. It doesn’t work that way. The good news is that there are a few things you can do from the beginning. If you implement these things when you start dating all the way through, your chances of lasting love will increase.

Create a safe space

All couples fight. Create a space where it is safe to share your feelings. Avoid name-calling and dragging up the past. Let your partner speak and listen. If you are too angry, step away and take a breath. Come back when you have calmed down.

Be compassionate

This is something you need to learn and develop. It requires you to put all judgments aside and treat your partner with compassion. This will drastically improve interaction and communication

Be individual within the team

It often happens that people who are dating lose themselves. This happens because they lose their individuality in the relationship. Learn to be yourself and contribute as an individual while staying true to the team.

Facts vs. feelings

Ask yourself if things you fight about is fact and real or based on past experience and feelings. As humans, we often react to things based on past experience. Learn to differentiate between what is now and what is not.

Make time to be together

Time together is very important. No matter how busy life gets, you need to find the time. A relationship needs to be nurtured to thrive. Turn off your cell phones. Go for a walk and just talk.

These things make a relationship grow. It creates a positive environment. In the end, it is important to be kind to each other, communicate and be honest. If you do that, you are on the right track.

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