Even if you have never been in a serious relationship, chances are you can easily describe some characteristics of bad. However, it becomes a much more daunting task when asked to identify some characteristics of a good relationship. We live in a time when people get into relationships for the wrong reasons and stay in those relationships for reasons that are no longer even rational.
I hope that in this list of things that describe a good relationship, we can understand more what we need to do to make our last one last.
1. Both parties support.
Each spouse encourages the other to follow their dreams. They allow each other to make mistakes and learn from them. It's okay to make a mistake, and each spouse understands and accepts it.
2. Both sides are honest and realistic.
The two people in the relationship are telling the truth. They do not let their emotions accumulate until they explode, and they share the way they feel about certain situations. While supporting each other's aspirations, they call on their spouse to keep their feet on the ground. They are there to comfort each other when things go wrong, and they avoid saying, "I told you that." Instead they say, "I'm glad you tried."
3. Both sides communicate well.
Both parties are on the same page when it comes to their relationship, their future and their feelings. "Emotions" can be a silly word and sometimes a silly concept, so every person needs the ability to think logically, even when he or she is overwhelmed with emotion.
4. Both sides understand.
Each partner accepts the other for who he / she is. They understand that people are wrong and that no one is perfect. They have a lot of empathy and are able to see situations from different points of view. Every person keeps an open mind when it comes to relationships.
5. Both sides are independent and safe.
Even though they love each other and want to be together, they do not have to spend every waking moment with their partner. They understand that they must do certain things for themselves, and they are sure that they do not need the other person for everything.
6. Both sides are enthusiastic.
Each of the spouses has a fire within them, both for the sake of their spouse and for interests that go beyond the boundaries of the relationship. It is important that both parties take care of things outside of their significant others. Both people must have hobbies or goals to aspire to, and some have nothing to do with their spouses.
7. Both sides are patient.
Every person is patient with his / her spouse and patient with him / her. As I mentioned, people make mistakes. In a good relationship, spouses allow each other to learn from these mistakes. They understand that falling in love is a process and that people are always learning new things about themselves.
8. Both parties feel comfortable.
Each spouse is happy with the other and open to their feelings, fears and dreams. They understand that being satisfied never hurts anyone. Every person feels safe and protected when they are with their partner, but both contacts are willing to be pushed once.
9. Both sides are driven.
Falling out of a relationship is often complacency. There is nothing wrong with being happy, but once a person is content enough to abandon their dreams, then the couple needs to make a change. I have already explained how important it is to support, but there needs to be a person's motivation to succeed as well. Otherwise, what should be supported?
Now that we are able to identify the elements of a good relationship, we can do everything we can to make our next one successful.
Content created and supplied by: Atanda2000 (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More