By Shahzeen Shivdasani
Have you ever wondered how some couples make relationships not only look magical but they make them look easy? Here is a list of 5 factors that go into having a successful relationship.
Don’t take things for granted: Strong couples know that their other half should never be made to feel like they are being taken for granted. Appreciate the things someone does for you. Acknowledge them and be grateful.
Don’t Compare: It never works in your favor to compare your love interest to someone else. All it does is cause animosity. If you want to get your message across you can always let your loved one know that this is purely how you feel currently. Do not make them feel like someone else treated you better and that your emotions to a specific topic, is a reflection of that. Remember, you are not with that other person for a reason.
Communicate- People in healthy relationships never fail to communicate effectively. If something is bothering you, speak up. You rather discuss what it is and move forward then wait for it to erupt like a volcano.
Pick your battles– A wise man once said to me ‘Always pick your battles’. Sometimes in life things may bother you but you don’t always have to express them. Sometimes if the issue is small, it may be wise to let it go. Constantly complaining can make someone feel like nothing they ever do is good enough.
Respect– Respect is one of the most important things that EVERYONE in a healthy relationship practices. Learn to respect each other’s time, space and heart. Learn to trust the person and not bring ‘baggage’ into the relationship. Lastly, respect yourself. Remember that you have a life and this is a part of your life. Grow together and make this relationship a priority. However, do not stray from the other priorities in your life.