Sometimes Love Ain't Enough: Here Are 7 Things Your Relationship Needs Besides Love

Sometimes Love Ain’t Enough: Here Are 7 Things Your Relationship Needs Besides Love

Some people think being in a loving relationship beats being single. But that's not always the case. A lot of things can lack in a love-fueled relationship and completely ruin it.

That's right.

Relationships don't thrive on love alone. A lot of other factors come into play to make it run smoothly.

That's just the way it is.

So, if your relationship is lacking in one or more of the following things, you better make some changes because you might be heading towards heartbreak.

1. Communication

Through communication, you can know if the relationship will work out or not. We all know the kinds of relationships we want, and without communication, our partners would never know this and try to meet our needs.

Bottling up your needs will keep you frustrated since you might not get what you want. And you will have nobody to blame but yourself because we cannot always understand what our partners expect from us until they tell us.

Similarly, be very wary of partners who have a problem telling you what's on their minds, they might explode with frustration one day and probably ruin everything.

2. Honesty

Honesty remains a challenge to many people in relationships. But once dishonesty manifests itself in a relationship and the respect is gone, it's downhill from there.

There is no worse torture than being with someone you don't trust. Being on your own is many times better, especially when the person lying to you is someone you love.

3. Respect

Although love is essential for any worthwhile relationship, without respect, that relationship is doomed to failure. For instance, don't fall for a man who has no respect for women.

It doesn't matter how much you love him. Without respect for you, that relationship will be shaky and stressful, and in the end, you will reap nothing but regrets.

4. Common Values

Every relationship has values that hold it together. These are matters such as religion and politics. As you know disagreements based on these lines have been responsible for wars and deaths.

So, you can imagine how volatile disagreements with your partner can be when they involve these fundamental issues. It's always better to be with people who believe in the same things you do.

5. Fun

Routines bore people, you know that. Therefore, a relationship needs to have an element of fun. That means the dates can't stop because you have committed to each other.

Sure, there will be a time when being in each other's company will feel heavenly, but that's just the honeymoon phase.

6. Goals

These don't have to be crazy. It could be having an interest to live in a certain city, or doing something together that strengthens your relationship.

That is why you should express what you expect as you get into a relationship so you understand each other's goals and see if they are common to both of you.

7. Similar Terms

By terms I mean limits, boundaries, and the like. While these can make the relationship a little strict, they are important so you are always on the same page. Otherwise, you might collide all the time, and that is usually how breakups start.

Relationships are never easy, which is why they take work. So, don't think love is all your relationship needs, you need the above things as well.