Want to have a happy relationship? Here are a few simple things you MUST have:
- Communication — Without good communication, your relationship is doomed to failure! Communication is more than just talking; it’s about sharing truths about yourself. How do you really feel about a certain situation? How does your partner’s actions make you feel? So many relationships fail because people fail to be open and honest with their significant other!
- Compassion –– If there’s one thing that will help keep your relationship on solid ground, it’s compassion for your partner. What does compassion mean? Simply put, it means understanding that the other person is human. They are going to make mistakes–a LOT of them! They’re going to say or do the wrong thing at the wrong time. You may be tempted to get angry at them because of their failure, but that’s just silly. You make the same mistakes ALL the time! You have to have compassion on them because they are as human and prone to mistakes as you are. Compassion will allow you to see your partner’s mistakes for what they are, and not perceive them as attacks against you. It will help you avoid A LOT of arguments and misunderstandings.
- Care –– You have to care for the other person in order to have a happy relationship. For many people, their relationship is built on sex or mutual attraction. But it has to go beyond just the physical. There has to be something deeper, more emotional in order for the relationship to succeed and be truly happy. If your relationship is not built on something solid and you don’t truly care for your partner, you’re in for a rude awakening!
Read Part 2 for a few more tips for a happy relationship…