When you start building a relationship with someone, the hope is to create something so solid that it will last forever. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Some relationships are doomed, even from the start.
Is your foundation strong enough to sustain a successful relationship? These are certain traits that most strong couples have in common.
1. You’re happy with who you are
Let’s face it, you cannot find joy with a partner if you have issues accepting yourself. The only way to make a relationship last is to go into it mentally strong and capable. For example, an insecure woman will have trouble trusting her partner and there will be way too much jealousy, leading to a toxic relationship. So you have to ensure you’re emotionally ready to be with someone else.
2. You trust each other
Building on the point above, trust is a very strong aspect of any relationship. For one thing, you have to trust this person with your heart and believe they will always be there for you. You have to trust their words and actions.
3. You accept each other
You cannot have a successful relationship if you’re hoping to change your partner. Strong couples accept each other for who they are. Not only does it keep you from constantly fighting and hoping he will change, but knowing your partner accepts you too also makes you feel like you’re on solid ground.
4. You appreciate each other
One of the worst things for a relationship is when partners take each other for granted. When you don’t appreciate someone you claim to love, your bond will certainly weaken.
5. You can talk to each other
At the end of the day, it all comes down to communication. Neither you nor your partner can read minds. So, the only way to stay connected is to listen to the words coming out of each other’s mouths. Being able to truly communicate means you’re connected as a couple.
6. You respect each other
No relationship can stand the test of time if there’s no respect. Without respect, you’re likely to deal with such things as abuse, infidelity, lack of trust and relationship killers.
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