There’s always a secret sauce to every relationship. The key here is to know the exact ingredients to make it. The fact though: It’s not easy to create a long, lasting, highly successful relationship. Never a walk in the park indeed. However, it’s very much possible. This goes for any type of relationship actually: whether at work, at home, with friends, significant other and even yourself. It’s very important to assess the needs and wants in every relationship you’re in to ensure that all will be provided accordingly. Together with those, here are the 5 things that every relationship should have to make it successful:
“We’re in this together. ” That’s probably music to the ears involved in the relationship. Through ups and downs, each person must remain fully committed to the relationship, doing everything he/she can with all that he/she has. It’s all about never giving up when times are rough, but rather giving it all they’ve got. Anchor yourself on your common purpose. Practice consistency. Find new ways to work things out while integrating fun in the process.
You can never be too busy for anything or anyone that truly matters to you. Devote enough time every single day to nurture the bonds that you chose to keep. Make sure that new memories are made and time spent, regardless of how long or short, is always well-spent. You can always choose to make time, even if at times, it may seem harder than usual. This also goes for having enough time for one’s self outside of the relationship to ensure that you don’t forget about your own growth as you grow together.
Be ready to give and receive without resistance when never the situation calls for it. Listen intentionally. Understand fully. It’s all about practising empathy and compassion as you navigate towards what will work best for you and your relationship at this point in time while putting your ego and any form of bias aside. Grow with the flow.
Being assured constantly that you have each other’s back is such a comforting experience, no matter what state your relationship may be in. Never hide anything that will compromise your (and your relationship’s) credibility and integrity. Transparency is of utmost importance if you want to truly count on each other in the long run.
Disagreements may arise once in a while but that’s never an excuse to treat anyone badly. Set healthy boundaries and see opposing views objectively. Never take anything personally and don’t do or say anything out of impulse or when angry. Give each other enough time and space to process all accordingly first and then talk it out there after minus any form of judgment or resistance.
Being in a relationship entails you to become your own #bestmeever so that you will be able to work together better in order for it to succeed. Remember, at the end of the day, you are the secret sauce.