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5 Tips to Maintaining a Healthy Relationship

Mikkie Mills Sep 25, 2019
So you’ve found a wonderful relationship. One you want to build on and make last. How do you maintain a relationship through all the ups and downs of life? How do you continue to grow together throughout the years? Sometimes, it is easier to complicate things in our heads than it is just to keep it simple and realistic.

Tip #1: Remember You Are Two Different People

Sometimes we forget that even though you and your partner are a couple, you are still individual people. You may not enjoy the same things and that is ok! Learning to accept this is one way to keep things between the two of you moving forward.

Tip #2: Compromise, Compromise and Compromise Some More

We are all victims of wanting things to go our way, it happens, we are all human. Keeping in mind that you won’t always get your way and you may have to do things you are not overly excited about. Remember that as with everything, sometimes you must compromise. It is always a good idea to establish common relationship goals.

Tip #3: Never Stop Talking to Each Other

With day-to-day life, conversation can get tossed by the wayside in order to make room for other demands. Don’t let that happen! You have to talk to your partner, not just about the big stuff, but also about the smaller things. Tell them about what you had for dinner or something you heard on the radio on the drive to work.

Tip #4: Always Support Each Other

When things get rough, be your partner’s main support. When everyone else walks away or just doesn’t understand, be there. You should be your partner’s best friend.
If they get sick, go to appointments with them. If they start to go through receding hairline stages, support them during the changes. If they just need a shoulder to cry on, be there for them.

Tip #5: Don’t Waste Time With Anger And Don’t Sleep On It

Did your partner do something to upset you? Something that just really grinds your gears? Tell them! Letting things fester will just breed anger and honestly, anger is just a waste of time in a relationship and in life.
You should never go to bed angry either. Talk things through, get down to the real facts and work through them, together.

Never Forget

When it comes to relationships, times can be hard. It isn’t easy trying to maintain a job, a family, a social life and keep your relationship happy and healthy. Never forget to invest time into your relationship. Tell your partner how much they mean to you, say I love you, never let them think they are not important.