In my opinion, all couples should be given a happy relationship guide at some point in their journey. This guide should include some sound information about all the essential ingredients necessary to give the relationship the best chance of success – hopefully for a lifetime. After all, every couple starts off thinking, or at least hoping, that their relationship will last forever but unfortunately statistics prove that over 50% of marriages end up in divorce. That figure is both tragic and avoidable.
A strong and healthy romantic relationship does not start off that way at the beginning. They call the first few months the “honeymoon phase”. During this time, a couple overlooks many of each others’ faults because they’re feeling a strong infatuation with each other. Over time, however, the relationship can slowly weaken like a campfire that slowly goes out when left unintended. Like that campfire, a love relationship requires constant attention and fuel for it to maintain its warmth and beauty.
Secrets to a Happy Relationship
Relationships and marriages require an investment from both parties. The simple truth of the matter is that the more you invest in a relationship the more you will get out of the relationship. So let’s discuss a couple of important points on how to keep the fires in a relationship glowing. There are many things that a couple can do to keep their relationship strong and likewise, there are many things that can break a relationship apart. It is advisable to understand both.
Unfortunately, some relationships thrive while others seem to be stuck in the mud. A couple may not argue or hate each other but slowly they drift apart to their own separate existence. There are many relationships and marriages like this and perhaps you may have known of one, or even experienced one, during your lifetime. When you look at these types of stagnant relationships you soon see the importance of what not to do in your own personal relationship.
One of the important pieces of advice in a happy relationship guide is good communication. A couple that can communicate well have a much better chance than most at a healthy relationship. Healthy communication means that you listen more than you talk. Good communication is not a one-way affair where only one of the members of the team does all the talking and makes all of the decisions. As a famous coach once said there is no “I” in the word “team”. Being a member of a team means that you work together for success.
When you learn how to communicate you be able to know exactly what the other person feels about any given situation. If there is a momentary conflict you will be able to talk things out calmly and quietly. Good communication also means that you are not afraid of approaching the other party with anything that is on your mind. You know that you can express yourself without any fear of being humiliated, degraded, or retaliation.
It is impossible to have that perfect relationship unless you are willing to communicate.
Another important factor is to keep your relationship current and alive. Enjoy doing a lot of things together in all areas of your life.
But there are many other aspects to finding and sustaining a successful and happy relationship and exploring these is the purpose of this site. So we bid you welcome! Take a look around and read any articles that interest you – and feel free to comment.