Few things are as exciting and wondrous like the first stages of a relationship; that’s when the partners are getting to know each other, they’re passionate, in love, willing to do anything for each other, everything is going well and every other problem seems less important and easy to solve. However, the true life of a relationship only starts later, when the fires of passion have grown stiller and the couple faces a sort of waking up back to reality, responsibilities and obligations. So how can we maintain healthy relationships across the years, maintaining the love, friendship and passion that were so easy in the beginning, yet without forgetting or ignoring worldly problems?
Keeping healthy relationships that last long is more difficult in this day and age when marriage is no longer an obligation in many cultures and when getting a divorce is so easy. Yet that does not mean that people no longer fall in love with each other, on the contrary, they may be doing it more freely and without the considerations that may have impeded men and women to get together in the past. All this freedom of choice, though, has made some regard relationships lightheartedly and to consider outside temptation much easier. Moreover, with so many choices available, marriage and family lives no longer seem very tempting.
The first and most important thing when trying to have healthy relationships is to build a solid foundation based on friendship, solidarity, honesty and communication. The partners need to respect and appreciate each other and they must learn to give as well as to receive. Though it may not sound too dreamy, relationships are all about compromise in many instances; so if you are not prepared to give up on some things for the loved one than maybe relationships are not for you. The problem with the fading of many healthy relationships is that the couple lets habit and familiarity get in the way of their special connection, allowing them to forget what brought them together in the first place.
If you want healthy relationships that lead to a happy marriage and family life, never forget to appreciate and thank for all the love and things your partner does for you; this attitude will be reflected in your partner as well, through example, and you will see how things improve between you. Moreover, the secret to healthy relationships is communication. Every time there’s a misunderstanding between you and your partner, discuss it in a calm manner rather than succumbing to shouting, accusations and childish egoism. It can even be advised to postpone a discussion until both parties are cooled off enough to discuss without throwing accusations.