These days’ couples can get relationship advice starting from how to have a great relationship and what kind of acts and behaviors can make a relationship thrive and long-lasting. There are thousands of books, articles and countless blogs that have suggestions how couples can have intimate and successful relationships and marriages. But, despite almost half of the marriages end up in a divorce, and many men and women still struggle to find the right person, or nurture a happy and healthy relationship and hold onto it. Some of these sources of relationship advice are pretty good and offer meaningful suggestions, but most have omitted what it really takes to make a great relationship.
Here are some behaviors of couples, who not only stay together, but they got more intimate and committed to each other as time passes by.
Without permission, they don’t share private knowledge of each other
Because of tremendous infiltration of social media, it’s impossible for couples to hide their private information from the prying eyes of the bad guys. Partners who deeply respect each other’s top inner secrets keep those between them. They don’t share any of it on social media and to their friends and family without permission. Honoring each other’s individual boundaries in a committed relationship will build up the trust that each can rely upon.
They are fully committed to the relationship rules they co-created
You can’t have a great relationship if both partners aren’t fully committed to the same fundamental values they mutually decided that are unique to their relationship. Adhering to those mutual agreements are vital to maintaining the trust in the relationship. People will change, it’s inevitable. Individuals who acknowledge that change will happen; they also keep those beliefs up to date. But, before they change their behaviors they always check in with their partner first. This assures each other there aren’t any negative surprises or hidden discharges. They also believe that the other is entirely committed to doing the best he or she can.
They experience each other’s sorrows and frustrations
Couples, who are in good relationships care about the other’s pain and frustrations, even when the relationship is strained. There will be conflicts and issues in relationships or marriages, and as soon as the issues are resolved, they instantly move to each other’s side and do their best to heal the pain, which they themselves have caused it in the first place. They keep each other all the help and support, even when the other partner refuses the care and support. In other words, they never abandon each other no matter how bad things are in the relationship. They remain committed to loving each other more deeply after each conflict and misunderstanding. Partners in great relationships are fully aware that they are in the relationship for the long-haul that conflicts might threaten their relationship. So they learn from their mistakes and vow not to do those wrongs again.
They trust each other’s good intentions
When it comes to relationships, self-centeredness, selfishness, and self-promotion will have an adverse impact on a committed relationship. But couples who trust each other’s basic selves know that they need to commit to each other needs and need to assert their priorities or needs. They also expect each other to be available, courageous and strong when needed when tragedy strikes.