5 Tips To Help Make Your Relationship Last Forever

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Married life is full of challenges. Disagreements, fights, and offenses are inevitable but if partners put enough effort into their relationship, they will manage to avoid all those pitfalls and keep their love alive. Psychologists and relationship experts share the secrets of happy long-term relationships.

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5 Tips On How To Make Your Relationship Last Forever

1. Talk, Don’t Exchange Remarks
You live under the same roof and know everything about each other but it doesn’t mean your communication should be limited to short dialogs in the evenings. After years of marriage, our conversations come to several topics – chores, bills, and children. So, if you want to develop your relationship, you need to learn to maintain a genuine and meaningful dialog. Your partner knows you very well but they can’t read your thoughts, so you should communicate your worries or concerns directly. The important thing here is to find the right moment for your conversation. There is no use in starting your speech when your partner is cross or in a hurry. You should agree to reserve an hour every evening for a nice talk over a cup of tea during which you’ll discuss your day, emotions, plans, or share some stories.

2. Have Time For Only The Two Of You
When you have children, you act more like parents than partners. Being afraid of becoming bad parents, many couples almost give up on their intimate or spiritual connection and give their full attention to their kids. It’s a dangerous path since gradually they start viewing their family as routine or a burden they have to carry. In order to avoid this shift in your relationship, try to spend more time together as a couple. Engage in a certain activity (tennis, bike riding, dining at a restaurant) that will let you feel that you’re not only parents of your kids but also loving partners.

3. Keep Passion Alive
It’s extremely important to stay attractive and seductive in the eyes of your partner. Of course, wearing sweatpants and old T-shirts at home is OK but if a woman shaves her legs in front of her husband and a man walks around the house in his underwear, they can show their negligence towards their spouses. While love can forgive that carelessness, sex appeal can’t. Keeping passion and excitement alive is a very important task for those partners who have become very close with each other. They need to kindle sexual and emotional interest and look at each other with a fresh eye periodically. It could be a new manner of behavior, a new haircut or stylish clothes. Think how you can impress or surprise your partner. Let him or her observe you while you’re doing something you’re very good at – cooking, driving, dancing, playing the piano, etc.

4. Respect Your Partnership
Partners need to realize the uniqueness of their relationship – it will boost their confidence in each other. It’s necessary to demonstrate openly that you belong to each other and avoid ambiguous situations such as meetings with exes or being close friends with the opposite sex. A monogamous relationship is always a compromise: I don’t do some things that might hurt you and you spare my feelings, as well.

5. Support Each Other
A healthy relationship is important when one partner needs the other one’s help and comfort. It’s the readiness to postpone all your affairs and come to your loved one immediately to share their happy or sad moments. Respect your individualities and don’t try to change each other. Accept your spouse with all his or her merits and insecurities.

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About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for Eat Play Rock and State By State Travel. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her chihuahuas, Puppy Mister and Daisy Baby.

Comments

  1. robin masshole mommy says:

    It takes A LOT of work, but I think you are definitely on to something here. If people put in the time with their partners, it can last forever.

  2. We have a date night every week. Doesn’t mean we always go someplace or spend money. Our time to be together and talk and have fun.

  3. I agree with this, so awesome!! After 25 years and going strong, all of these are so true. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love every single thing about this post. I agree to lots of what you say! It’s all about support in all different aspects.

  5. One of the biggest things in our marriage is the support – tho he’s testing me lately with a board game addiction that I can get him out from under haha! But when the big stuff comes, if your spouse doesn’t have your back, or they don’t agree with you, you need to start communicating a little better.

  6. Pam Wattenbarger says:

    Having time for just the two of you is so important. I try to make sure that we keep date night a priority.

  7. These are great tips on keeping a relationship strong over the long run. My husband and I try to support each other every day.

  8. Good list. I have to work on supporting my partner. He just started back up with school and I have to figure out how to make home life easier for him while he’s studying.

  9. This is a great post! I love every single suggestion you have here. My husband and I have been together for 8 years now – these things are SO important!

  10. These are all great tips. It’s so important to make sure that you make time for each other without the kids and keep that connection alive with a little romance.

  11. Rebecca Swenor says:

    These are all great tips to keeping your relationship alive. It is so important to respect each other and to make time for the two of you. Communication is a huge part of any relationship. Thanks for sharing the tips.

  12. Love these relationship tips – it’s so important to work hard EVERY day for your relationship! These are great!

  13. I’m not currently in a relationship, maybe I need to follow these rules the next time I am! LOL! These are great tips though!

  14. CourtneyLynne says:

    Great tips!!!! Relationships are tough, but if you constantly communicate with each other about the good and the bad, all will be good!

  15. Great tips! We will be celebrating ten years of marriage this summer, and I agree so much with these. I think respect and finding time for each other is key to a good relationship!

  16. These are great tips. My fiancé and I make it a point to have a date night at least once a week. We like to make sure that we’re not getting bogged down in work and life and forgetting about making time for one another.

  17. We try to work in a date night at least once in a while. It’s also important to us to have physical touch… even just a hug in the evening can make us feel more calm and connected.

  18. Such great tips. Marriage is something that needs to be worked on constantly. This is awesome!

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