What is essential in a relationship? Is it the man, or is it the woman? Or the love between them?
Two people and the love between them indeed make a relationship, but is that enough to have a lasting relationship?
Well, not , because other aspects are equally cardinal in a relationship. These make the foundations of a relationship. Without them, the connection will start to wither at the smallest of troubles.
So, what are these “other” essential things in a relationship, and why are they essential? In this post, we tell you about the 8 essential elements in a relationship and why they are vital.
If love is what makes a relationship exciting, trust is what keeps it going strong. When there is trust, peace prevails in the relationship. But if the partners do not trust each other enough, they spend their whole life doubting the other’s every action.
When you and your partner have agreed on a monogamous relationship, then loyalty becomes a key aspect. But what is loyalty?
It is the resistance to unhealthy thoughts about a beautiful colleague; it is refusing to flirt back with an old flame. Like with loyalty is probably more essential than just love. So when your partner cannot stay loyal but says ‘I love you,’ will you be able to believe those words?
You may not always be happy in a relationship, but when you look back, the happy times must outweigh the sad ones. Happiness is an essential ingredient for a lasting relationship, so how do you be happy? Is it your partner’s job? No! Your happiness should be in your hands; you cannot expect your partner to be the keeper of your happiness.
5. Emotional Support
A relationship can take you on a roller coaster of emotions. But what makes it worthy is having your partner right next to you, holding your hand, through all that. In a loving relationship, you’d want that. When you hear happy news, you long to share it with your partner. And when you are feeling down and depressed, you’d want your partner to hold you and tell you that it’ll be okay.
Everyday life can get your relationship in a slump, so a little fun and excitement are vital to keeping things exciting. If you and your partner can laugh in the face of a problem, then dealing with it head-on is going to be less difficult.
Once in a while, ditch all your inhibitions, pack all your worries and have fun like kids.
When you love someone, you will not think twice before giving up something you like to make them happy. In a relationship, both the partners should give and take to keep the love alive. A healthy relationship is one where you do not mind letting go of some of needs to accommodate those of your partner.
8. Freedom/ Independence
Being in a relationship doesn’t mean you have to lose yourself. Individual freedom is essential for the relationship to thrive. A healthy relationship will help you become the best version of yourself. It gives you the needed space to think and express your thoughts and take your decisions in life.
You do not have to change who you are for your partner. Retain your unique personality to keep the relationship exciting.
The more you understand yourself, the more silence there is, the healthier you are. —Maxime Lagacé