Happy and long-lasting relationships are valuable gems. Experts note that a good relationship requires a mixture of love, dedication, respect, trust and work. Partners must somehow feel genuine, deep-level admiration and respect.
A healthy and happy relationship requires two healthy and happy individuals. Happy couples usually share similar values, but also respect dissimilarities, opinions, and decisions taken by the other partner. Happy couples do not criticize or humiliate their partners. They uplift their partners by giving attention, which makes the other person feel special and loved.
No one should take a partner for granted, and neither should you. Feel gratitude for the partner you have and for what they do for you. Make sure that you’re meeting your partner's needs. Every person has different needs, and people speak different languages of love. A good book on this subject is "The Five Love Languages", written by Dr. Gary Demonte Chapman. According to Chapman, the five love languages to express and experience love are: words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch. Good communication allows better understanding and expression between partners.
Even in happy relationships, conflicts arise. What matters, however, is how partners resolve problems and disagreements. In solid partnerships, the partners maintain respect and optimism to overcome all obstacles.
Little things add up to big things. Do many little things and appreciate them from your partner. Maintain attraction, passion, and surprises in your relationship. Create a fulfilling life together and both you and your partner will be happy.
The following videos provide even more tips and ideas to maintain a happy relationship.