Have you ever made a dumb mistake that ended up destroying a wonderful relationship? Horrible isn't it?
Even if you don't think you did, you probably did, but the good news is, you don't have to make this mistake ever again.
So, without further ado, here are 5 useful tips to make your love last forever.
Accept The Fact That You're Different
One of the biggest mistakes in any relationship is the assumption that your better half is the same as you are regarding their mind and feelings.
Our emotional side finds it difficult to believe that the person we're so attached to is totally different from us.
Don't Be Afraid Of Using Tell Culture
Tell Culture is a communication technique where you are completely transparent and open with your partner about your emotions, opinions, and what's going on in your head.
This makes you a lot more authentic and more vulnerable. Just tell them the details you think they might want to know about you.
For example, if you want a hug, let your lover know that you would appreciate a hug. However, to make Tell Culture work, it's important that you don't expect them to hug you.
Instead, you are only responsible for letting them know about your wishes and desires. On the other hand, they're free to act as they want, based on what they themselves might want or need.
Read Between The Lines
When communicating with each other, listen not just to what the other person says but also to the words' hidden feelings.
Notice when your significant other appears to be anxious, bewildered, sad, irritated, puzzled, depressed, joyful, and so on, and note the different signs of each feeling.
Pay attention to the tone of their voice and body language, and read between the lines.
That way, you strengthen your ability to understand them and react in ways that contribute to a healthy, long-lasting relationship.
Have A Talk
Couples often forget how important it is to have a little talk from time to time (about everything). However, without any genuine, open communication, relationships can end very quickly and tragically.
A good idea would be to schedule a regular meeting to discuss the state of your relationship. You can talk about what needs to be changed and how to change it, or even about the good things.
For example, think about what you've been most appreciative of in each other in the past few weeks and take the time to thank each other for it.
A nice dinner, or even a simple gift that nourishes your love, are excellent ways to show your partner gratitude.
The small things always work wonders in your relationship!
Trust Each Other
All of the things I've mentioned are sure to help you build trust between the two of you. In fact, trust is absolutely crucial if you want to have a healthy, long-lasting relationship.
Always evaluate the level of trust you and your partner have in each other. How much you trust them to have your back and never to betray you really matters in maintaining your relationship.
If you want a successful relationship, do things to establish trust and so that you can say "I trust this person" without any second thoughts.
Share secrets, be vulnerable and learn from each other so that you can really have an idea of whether you can trust them or not.
If your partner proves to be reliable and trustworthy, invest more, and commit to this relationship.
In the end, keeping your lover isn't as easy as it sounds. However, these 5 tips can for sure increase the possibility of a long-lasting relationship with them.