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Love is not enough. Here are a few tips for a healthy relationship.

Everyone knows relationships are hard to maintain and take time and effort to strive. It’s a two way street which requires continuous effort. The actual relationship begins when the honeymoon period ends, but that does not mean one should stop giving their all to their partner. Here are some tips for building a healthy relationship:

Communication

Always talk to your partner about your feelings even if you don’t feel like it. Never let them assume things especially if you’ve had an argument. Ask questions and listen to their answers. If you’re upset, tell them instead of giving the silent treatment (it’s the worst thing you can do to your partner). Talking through problems builds trust and makes your relationship stronger. Even if you can’t find a middle ground; just let your partner know that you are there for them.

Compromise

To keep a relationship going, one needs to compromise. One can’t expect their partner to always give in to their needs and wants and live their life the way they want. It is hard to move forward in a relationship if you are not willing to compromise. A compromise is not necessarily a bad thing; if you think it is, then maybe the relationship is not meant for you.

Respect

This might sound cliche, but respect should be a significant priority in one’s relationship. If two people cannot respect each other, then love does not exist between them. Love is not a justification for disrespect or abuse, be it physical or mental. Partners must be respectful of each other and who they are for a healthy relationship to grow.

Trust each other

Trust is vital in a strong and successful relationship. It can be said for a fact that without honesty and trust, a relationship cannot continue. Almost anything can be acceptable in a relationship as long as you’re honest with your partner.

Help each other

Be there for your partner both physically and emotionally. If a woman needs her man to help her in house chores, it eases the workload to a considerable amount. On the other hand, if a man needs to stress out and talk about work, a woman should be all ears and lend support to him. Sometimes just being there for your partner in the need of hour is all they want.

Giving space to each other

Being in a relationship does not mean that you need to be in touch or present with your partner 24/7. Spend some alone time or hang out with friends and family as well. Giving space to your partners allows both of you to value your presence in their life. Just like the saying goes “Absence makes the heart grow fonder”.

Travel

Travel helps build new relationships, because it enables couples to do new and interesting things together. It acts as a change in environment and affects the overall mood of a relationship in a positive way. Getting away from a monotonous routine also helps couples in finding the spark in their relationship.

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