Here are the Relationship rules to follow by this 2020. Stay tuned
1. Fall in love with the changes.
Maybe you’re together for just a few months, a few years, or a few decades. You’ll see how time has changed your partner through it all. You’ll see how time has changed you too. Perhaps your partner has grown a belly or is leaning towards the thick side after giving birth. Beyond all the physical and emotional changes, though, see your partner as they are, and fall in love with what makes who they are today. (Read – 10 Incredible new things to try in bed)
2. Try something new
To make a relationship last, you have to do new things. Sometimes, relationships turn sour because couples fall into a routine they can’t get out of. They want to play things safe, and this can often be their downfall. Don’t let the humdrum be your comfort. Dare to try something new and invite excitement back into your lives.
3. See the best in them.
Fights and misunderstandings are inevitable. There may even be days that you can’t stand each other. However, always remember what endeared you to them in the first place and why you’re together. Hold on to that, and always try to see the best qualities of the person you love. ( Read – 7 subtle sign you are hotter than you think)
4. Listen well
It’s not enough that you’re there. Many a relationship’s downfall is not in the lack of communication, but a lack of listening. Therefore, as a couple, you have to commit to actively listen to each other when one is talking.
It’s also advisable to listen to those things that are unsaid. This makes for better communication, something that most long-term relationships have managed to have under their belts.
5. Allow each other to grow.
To make a relationship last, grow as a couple and grow as individuals – even if it means doing things apart. Sometimes, the only way for each of you to grow is to do things independent of the other.
Once you trust your partner enough to give them space, you allow them to flourish as a person separate from you. If one is not growing, then someone will feel left out or left behind, and the relationship will not last.
6. Be each other’s strength.
A relationship can only function as a well-oiled machine if you are both prepared and capable of being there to pick each other up. There will be times when one of you may have personal problems, or one is going through something difficult.
As a partner, it is up to you to be supportive of the other. That’s what relationships are for—you go through life knowing for certain that someone is there not only to hold your hand, but to hold you up when you’re down.
7. Work as a team.
You don’t want to feel like you’re alone or being held back in your relationship. You want to have a voice in what you want to happen, and your partner certainly feels the same way. To make your relationship last, your commitment to each other also means that you’re willing to go through life together, through whatever happens, as partners and with one goal.
8. Admit when you are wrong.
There will be times when you may overreact or make a wrong judgment. This could start a disagreement, but before things blow out of proportion, learn to own up to your mistakes. It’s during times like this that the last thing you need is your pride. Don’t let your partner feel awful about a mistake that you know you can fix with a simple “I’m sorry.”
9. Offer solutions.
There will definitely be many kinds of problems that will arise as you go through your life together. There will be times that one of you will go through a hard time and will come to the other for help. Instead of criticizing or blaming, offer constructive advice that will actually help them solve a problem. If you can’t find a solution yet, then at least make your partner feel better.
10. Don’t keep score.
Don’t hold grudges if you truly want to make your relationship last. When one of you is at fault, be brave yet humble enough to admit it. If your partner has done you wrong, be gracious and forgive. Your partner, like you, is human and will have moments of weakness. Don’t let a mistake dictate the future of your relationship and imprison you to the past.