5 Essential Tips for a Healthy & Lasting Relationship

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5 Essential Tips for a Healthy & Lasting Relationship

Maintaining a healthy, loving relationship with your partner is probably a challenging task, isn’t it? Especially, if you’ve been together for quite some time. Experts say that we all need to find a balance of friendship, love, patience, and self-esteem to make the relationship work. So following are 5 essential tips for a healthy & lasting relationship.

Before we tell you anything, let’s just dispel a myth that relationships are easy. They’re not. Relationships require hard work and nurturing. Don’t expect your relationship to be perfect, and don’t be fooled into thinking that there won’t be difficult and challenging times.

Give even more than you get

In relationships, it’s never fifty-fifty. It’s always forty-sixty or seventy-thirty. Someone falls in love first and works very hard to make it all work. That doesn’t mean that you should be a masochist and let your partner drain the life out of you. That means that you should be prepared to hoist the sail and steer the boat of your love through difficult times.

Enhance your relationship by being kind. Make it your religion to be positive, caring, and good. Create a mood of love and your partner will eventually do the same.

Communicate

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 Not all arguments are fights, especially in relationships, and there’s one thing that people often forget – nobody needs to win an argument.

You’re not competing with your significant other, and nobody needs to win. You both want what’s best for your relationship, even though you ought to do something in a different way. Since relationships are not only about taking but also giving, don’t be afraid to compromise.

Listen to the emotions

Don’t just listen what your significant other is saying, but also listen to all the emotions that might seem hidden underneath those words. Learn to read body language and pay attention to the tone of words your partner is using. More often than not these things are even more important than words.

Listen to your emotions, too. When you’re cranky, angry or tired, soothe yourself by spending some time alone. By doing that, you’ll calm yourself, and you’ll be able to solve any issues with your partner without yelling and screaming. Remember, verbal abuse is not the solution.

Don’t be afraid to experiment in bed

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Sex bonds and connects two people in ways that few other things can. Sex is a deep and powerful form of intimacy. But, sometimes people just stop having sex in a relationship because of other challenges, or merely because they get tired of the routine. To avoid falling into that trap, communicate your wishes to your partner.

Don’t be afraid to speak up and turn your sex into something special. Woody Allen said – sex is dirty only when it’s being done right. Improve and spice up your sex life by wearing costumes, using sex toys, and trying new positions.

Dream with your partner

Where will you be in 10 or 15 years? Where do you see yourself? Where do you see your partner? What will your relationship look like? Where do you want to live? Share your dreams with your partner and design the future of your dreams together.

Always leave some time, money, and energy for play. Try new and exciting activities, and don’t be afraid to be silly. A healthy relationship can be measured by the amount of laughter that is shared. In the end, it comes down to this – give love, act out of love, and express love.

Peter is a men’s lifestyle writer at Men-Ual magazine, living between AU and UK.

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