When you ask anyone what makes a relationship last, most will tell you that it’s the chemistry and compatibility between the two people. But a relationship isn’t just about those things. It’s much more than that. You and your partner may have a good time together because you both have shared interests, hobbies, and values. Or maybe your relationship works because of how different you and your partner are. Different things work for different couples, but there are a few things that can help any and all couples healthier.
Here are four things that all of the strongest couples have in common:
1. Your strengths offset the other’s weaknesses.
If your partner is completely the same as you, then it’s likely that you share the same strengths and shortcomings. You need to date some who whose strengths can offset your weaknesses. The same logic applies to your partner too. This way, you can always admire and learn from your partner who accomplishes in areas where you struggle. When partners have varied strengths and weaknesses, they can appreciate each other more.
2. You enhance each other’s lives.
You both may be different. Your opinions and views don’t always align. So what? That’s good news. It will only make your relationship more fun and exciting. As you both have different experiences, the two of you will see life in a whole new perspective. Your significant other may not be amused by your sense of humor nor enjoy the same TV shows or movies, but that way you both get to talk and share something different. Having something new and different to learn from each other will enhance your relationship and help you grow together.
3. You always fight but also forgive and forget.
Fights are inevitable in all relationships, even the best ones. You need to realize that you and your partner are two very different people with contrasting interests and opinions. It’s okay that you don't agree on everything. As the relationship progresses, you will acknowledge and appreciate each other the way you are. Both of you will grow and evolve, as you learn to accept your partner’s desires, feelings, and even accept their flaws. You will fight, but you will also apologize and forgive.
4. Together you will be better and stronger.
No doubt, you will enhance each other’s lives as a couple. You will learn to cherish each other, your personalities, and spread positive vibes. Each day you will be motivated to learn something new, do something different, and gain new experiences. If you are with someone who makes you feel comfortable more than you need, you won’t be able to find any scope for growth in your relationship. The strongest couples try to see things from the other person’s perspective; they take the time to explore how each other’s mind works and are more accepting of other people.