Everyone wants a happy relationship. We all dream about having a partner who supports us when we are at our lowest, who cuddles us when we need it and who says “I love you” in just the right moment.
Unfortunately, a lot of people, both men and women, are trapped in unhappy relationships. They are together with partners that are not good for them and they accept a bad relationship and see it as something normal.
I hope you are not one of them, at least not after you’ve read this article.
Let me show you how you can have a happy relationship without drama and jealousy.
1. Listen and Communicate
Communication is so important.
The sad truth is that especially men are very good at not listening to their partners. I’m a man and I know that it’s true.
When you don’t listen to your partner it is very easy to misunderstand what he or she says. This can easily lead to jealousy.
When you don’t communicate with your partner, emotions are getting suppressed. At some point, these emotions have to break free. This moment is the perfect breeding ground for drama.
2. Respect Each Other
Respect is a lost art, at least in the modern world we live in.
Kids don’t respect their parents. Teenagers don’t respect their teachers. Men and women don’t respect each other.
This development is not only sad, but it’s also extremely dangerous for your relationship. Trust, comfort and appreciation are natural results of respect. A relationship without respect is doomed to fail.
3. Express Your Love Daily
But why don’t you do it every day?
There really is no excuse to cherish love on a daily basis. And believe me when I say that cherishing love every day will only make it stronger.
4. Share Your Fears and Insecurities
I know that you have fears. Everyone has them. It’s completely normal.
It doesn’t matter what you are afraid of. It only matters if you have the courage to share your fears and insecurities with your partner.
Unless you allow yourself to share your fears and insecurities, your partner will only know a fake version of you.
5. Go on One Date a Week
No matter if you are together of five weeks or five years, you should go on at least one date a week.
It’s easy to spend time with each other when the relationship is fresh and exciting. It’s a lot harder when the daily routine knocks you down.
Do it anyway. Your relationship will thank you for it.
6. Cuddle and Kiss Whenever You Can
The physical aspect of a relationship is as important as the emotional aspect.
Showing affection and expressing your love physically is important for every relationship. The best way to do this is to cuddle and to kiss whenever you can.
A relationship without physical intimacy is nothing but a friendship.
7. Talk about Your Problems
Sometimes you are pissed at your partner. That’s just how it easy. Maybe your partner did something that annoys you. Maybe he lied to you. Maybe there’s absolutely no reason and you just have a bad day.
The best thing you can do in any of these situations is to talk about your problem and your feelings. Once you talk about your problems they will be gone in a heartbeat.
8. Don’t Give Up On Your Life
Everyone has a life before a relationship and a life in a relationship. Undoubtedly, these lives are quite different. This is completely natural.
I’ve never met a person who said that his or her life didn’t change once they were in a committed relationship.
Things change, but that doesn’t mean that everything should change.
You should still pursue your passion and do the things you love. You should still see your own friends, even when your partner doesn’t want to join. Giving up on your old life won’t improve the relationship. It will only make you unhappy.
9. Share Your Interests and Hobbies
You are not alone anymore. You have someone who is by your side and this someone wants to spend time with you.
As I already said, it’s okay to do certain things alone. Nevertheless, you should share as many interests and hobbies with your partner as you possibly can. This will lead to many happy moments and beautiful memories.
10. Support Each Other in Bad Times
Life is not always as colorful as a rainbow. Bad things will happen. Business deals won’t work out. You will get sick. You might even hit rock bottom.
In these moments a relationship can either save you or break your neck.
I know this from my own experience. And I also know that a relationship in which both partners support each other no matter what will thrive and prosper once the bad times are over.