No matter how good your relationship is, there’s always boredom, monotony, and frustration lurking in the corner. If you want to protect your relationship from these dangerous enemies and keep the enthusiasm alive, keep in mind the following things.
1. Don’t make unnecessary sacrifices for your partner
In order to keep your partner’s interest alive, the best thing you can do is to maintain your individuality intact. It’s ok to make compromises, but it’s less ok to do something you hate just to please your partner. Moreover, you shouldn’t forget about your hopes and dreams, about your passions or simple hobbies. They are, after all, a part of who you are.
2. Express your admiration and gratitude
The more time you are in a relationship, the more you will get to know your partner. You might be amazed by the qualities they reveal to you, by the wonderful ways in which they manifest in the world. Don’t keep this admiration to yourself. Tell them how much you appreciate them and how grateful you are to have them in your life.
3. Don’t ever resort to insults
No matter how angry or frustrated you are, don’t act on it! If you find yourself in a very intense negative emotional state, take a step backward and rest your mind before starting a conversation. Don’t forget that words can leave permanent scars.
4. Be as empathic as you can be
As great as your partners might be, you are bound to witness situations when they are not at their best. They can be sad, angry or insensitive. Make sure that they know you are there for them, that you are willing to listen and help them any way you can.
5. Make room for adventure in your life
Routine can kill even the best relationships. That’s why you should always try to learn new things together, go on trips or embark in whatever adventure might call on you both. Making memories is a sure way to strengthen your bond.