Do you find that you struggle to maintain positive healthy love relationships?
Are you too busy with your career or school to focus on nurturing a lasting relationship, or are you tired of the disappointment that comes with an ill relationship to even give trying again an option?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, read on to learn and to adapt the 5 practical tips to on how to have and maintain a happy and lasting relationship.
5 Tips To A Healthy, Positive Romance
1. Make Love a Commitment
Instead of making love an obligation, choose its alternative by committing to make love a choice you willingly want. A strong disposition when love is a choice is an attitude that expresses: No matter the circumstance, the couple, collectively, chooses to stick it out. By saying, “I choose love,” the couple makes the possibility of a bright future that much more feasible.
2. Maintain An Interest In One Another
It is important, to be curious enough that you keep learning about each other every day. A sentiment that can also be phrased as maintaining an interest in one another. Keep talking. By keeping the lines of communication open with your partner, you are not keep learning about each another, but you also maintain a mutual interest that endures well through time.
3. Surprise Each Other
Simply surprise each other in order to keep things fresh and to break the monotony of everyday living; it is wise and beneficial to surprise one another. It is understood that couples may have varying levels of comfort when it comes to surprise but the important thing is that you do what works for your personal relationship.
Perhaps you are someone that cannot take having a surprise party, but you appreciate surprise flowers delivered to you at work “just because.” Bottom line – keep the surprises coming in the relationship well past the courtship, after the wedding, and long after the honey moon.
4. Know What Your Vision Is For The Relationship Because It Will Be Your Road Map Back To Love
Figure out what your vision or purpose is for the relationship because it will be your road map back to love. When couples are navigating through the ups and downs of their relationship, it helps to remember why the relationship began in the first place. From there, it makes it a lot easier to get back to loving one another in the best, positive, and most healthy way you know how.
Many couples find it wise to prepare for the down moments because they will come, sometimes with persistence and aggression.
Without a vision, the long road ahead cannot even be paved, let alone endured.
5. Avoid Barriers to Intimacy
Avoid all barriers to intimacy at all costs.
If you find that you are someone who embodies any of the following:
always needing to be right
always needing to win
If you wish to put an end to instances like the five-month curse, then you have to start to build something with someone that is positive, good for your health: mind, body, and spirit, and will last a lifetime.
As a recap, consider adopting the following 5 traits to your romantic relationship:
1. Above all else, make love a choice
2. Maintain an interest in one another
3. Surprise each other
4. Know what your vision is for the relationship because it will be your roadmap back to love
5. Avoid all barriers to intimacy
It is time, as couples and as individuals, that we pay added attention to our relationships. Let’s strive to achieve relationships that are fruitful, bring us happiness, and add years to our lives, so that our lives, as a result, can be colored a little more beautifully.
By: Gessie Belizaire, MA
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