3. John Lennon told us “all you need is love” and while it’s a great song, it simply isn’t true. Successful relationships require more than love if they are to last. People aren’t perfect and all of us have our quirks and habits that can grate on our partners. Life also throws us some pretty trying times and getting through these times takes determination and hard work and many relationships flounder during such times. Along with the changes we all have do deal with such as children and aging to name but two, you can see that love – while it must be there – isn’t the only ingredient needed for a successful relationship.
4. Keeping the spark alive in a relationship is something many couples fail to do. Contentment sets in, you start to take your partner for granted and gradually, the spark fades and dies. It’s so easy to fall into the contentment trap and the result is you stop making an effort for your partner. Your appearance changes, you don’t go out as much, and lots of other activities you used to do have been ditched. The mystery has gone, the challenge has gone, the spark just isn’t there! Keep it alive by making the effort to do new things, to enjoy new adventures and remember to do things separate from each other as well as with each other and you’ll reap the rewards.
5. Routines can kill relationships in double quick time, they are that bad. OK, we all need a certain amount of routine in our lives but when there is so much routine life becomes totally predictable, the boredom critter creeps in and eats away at your relationship. Imagine being in a relationship where you do the same things each and every week, nothing new is tried, no excitement, no adventure, no buzz!
You know what happens to a garden if it isn’t watered? It withers and dies. That’s what’s happening here. Make the effort to keep the spark alive by doing and enjoying new experiences and keep the boredom critter away!
These super tips will strengthen your relationship and both you and your partner will enjoy long lasting happiness and a deeper loving bond.
Curated by Erbe