The road to love isn’t always smooth. When we start a new relationship, we often do so without a second thought, blinded by our infatuation for the other person. Over the coming months and years, however, what was once shiny and new can begin to become familiar and in some cases, the lack of new excitement might lead us to become complacent. When a relationship matures, so too should our approach and rather than expecting things always to be the same, we must learn to adapt. Want a solid relationship well into the future? Flag these up before it’s too late.
You remember all of that effort you put in at the beginning of the relationship? That shouldn’t go away just because you’re more established with your partner. While consistently showering your significant other with affection and outbursts of romance might not be sustainable on the long term, you can still find ways in which to remind them how much you care for them. Despite the fact that your partner might know deep down how you really feel, there’s nothing wrong with voicing your affection out loud from time to time. Don’t become complacent about your emotions.
- Lost Identity
So often, relationships fail at the first hurdle because both partners forget who they were before they met one another. While spending quality time together is a great thing, there does come a point in which you need to venture out on your own path and do something for yourself. It’s not to say that you can’t come back to your partner at the end of the day but from time to time, remember what you like to do. Your independence will only make you stronger.
Chances are that you’ve been in a relationship before and when things take a turn for the worse, you might be tempted to compare your current partner to those who came before. However, doing so can be incredibly damaging to a relationship, putting your loved one in competition with someone they’ve never even met. When you feel tempted to pull a comparison on them, try and imagine how it would feel if the shoe was on the other foot.