I am assuming that most people want to have a lasting relationship at least some point in their life. If not, kudos to you on rocking that single life.
But if you fall into the category of wanting a partner for life, I have a few tips on how to make that happen.
No I have not been in a relationship for ninety years and know the answer to all things relationship, but I’m rocking a super steady four year relationship with my man, and I feel as though I have a few of our tips to share.
How To Have a Happy, Healthy Relationship
Honestly I feel as though this is one of the most important aspects of our relationship. Be goofy, be silly, be downright weird as shit around each other.
The level of comfort becomes so high once you can let loose and be goofy together. And being comfortable around each other is so so important.
I really can’t stress this enough. Justin & I have actually gotten compliments on how well we communicate with each other.
You gotta tell each other everything, no secrets. When stuff becomes hidden, that’s when you have a problem.
I had a pretty boring day once, and I told Justin I wore a hat to the grocery store. Some things you really don’t have to share.
Split Things Evenly
This may depend on your situation of course, but if each party is able, I think it is so important to split costs and responsibilities straight down the middle.
If everything is equal, then no resentment can take place.
Have Your Alone Time
Of course you love being with each other and that time spent together is amazing, but taking time for yourself is so important as well.
It helps you not to lose your interests and hobbies, and still have those things you can accomplish and create to feel good about yourself.
You don’t want to be defined as just a couple – you need that individuality still.
The Little Things Matter
Breakfast in bed on a random Sunday, baking them their favourite treat, telling them they look amazing today – all those sweet little tokens matter so much.
Showing your appreciation for each other is what makes you want to continue to do all these nice things, and if both sides contribute, you’ll continue to love each other even more every day.
Obviously I don’t have the most perfect relationship in the world, but I’d say it’s pretty damn good. I love this man with all my heart, and I know he feels the same.
There’s certainly a reason we’re still together and so incredibly happy after four years, and it’s because we’re constantly working on & contributing to our relationship together, constantly growing as a couple.
I mean, hello we were babies when we first started dating.
Kinda like us as a couple? Check out the Mexico Trip we took together last February!