Falling in love is easy but to keep the relationship alive once that first flame has lost its power is hard. Life continues to spin around us and it is easy to lose track and to forget and take for granted the most important thing in our life: love.
It won’t sort itself out on its own and there are many things and mistakes we do in our relationships, but instead of focusing on what not to do, we have gathered some secrets on what healthy couples do to keep the relationship alive.
1. Arguments stay between the couple
Healthy couples never post negatively about each other on social media, nor start discussing around with friends trying to get other people on their side in an argument. Healthy couples understand that in a relationship there is only one side. The response is to talk it out with your loved one and sort it out between the two of you.
2. The relationship is priority number one
Healthy relationships always put the relationship first and makes it a priority since there is always going to be things pulling you in every direction and demanding your time and attention. The thing that defines healthy couples is that they never let the these things affect their relationship. The areas which will get less time and attention are never their loved one. Healthy couples know that you only have one chance to make it work with the love of your life.
3. Spend quality time together (without technology!)
Healthy couples understand the importance of quality time together, without technology, and therefore make sure to spend quality time together when the phones and tv are turned off.
4. Take breaks from disagreements
Couples who are in a healthy relationship know when to take a break from a disagreement and also when to return together to find a resolution. Punishing each other with the silent treatment or withholding affection is not a healthy solution to resolve a disagreement.
5. Talk about everything
There are no off-limit subjects. Couples who are able to talk about everything, even the hard subjects grow together and form healthy bonds and are a sign of intimacy in the relationship. It is inevitable that you will face hard times as a couple, and to work through them together is important to keep a healthy relationship.
6. Know their limits
In a relationship it is important that each partner knows their own limits and do not say yes to everything and always agree. If one partner is tired and exhausted and the other wants to go out, there is no point in saying yes to please your partner just to end up being mad at the end of the night because you actually did not want to go in the first place. Healthy couples know their limits and know when to say no, and when to ask for help.
7. Forgive and ask for forgiveness
In a relationship you are bound to hurt each other from time to time and do things without the intention of hurting your loved one. The important part here is to learn how to deal with it and forgive easily and to be able to say I am Sorry and ask for forgiveness.
8. Never give up
Healthy couples never give up, no matter how hard things get.
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