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The 6 Most Important Things To Have In A Healthy Relationship

We all dream of having a happy, healthy relationship that lasts for the rest of our lives…but that's a lot easier said than done. So many of our relationships crash and burn, leaving us wondering what went wrong. What is missing from our relationships that causes them to end so abruptly? Is there a secret that happy couples know? Well, we're about to let you in on that secret. Check out the six most important things to have in a healthy relationship:

1. Communication

A relationship is nothing without communication. If you cannot talk openly and honestly with your partner, you might as well not have a partner. Happy couples can talk to one another about anything. This means being able to bring up any issues you may have or any things that you'd like to change in your relationship. You should be able to communicate your wants and needs to your partner for things to work out.

2. Trust

You must be able to trust your partner if you want to have a healthy relationship. If you can't trust your partner, then the relationship will never be stable. A relationship built on instability is destined to fail. When you don't trust your partner, it leads to endless fights and paranoia. If you want to have a healthy relationship, you need to be with someone who you can trust will not hurt you or put your relationship in jeopardy.

3. Fun

Ultimately, every relationship should be fun. Now, it's totally normal and expected for a healthy relationship to have a “rut” in which you may feel a little bored. In healthy relationships, this feeling should pass. You and your partner should always be able to appreciate¬† one another's company and do things that you both enjoy. This will make you never want to end your relationship or stray.

4. Respect

In every healthy relationship, both partners share a mutual respect for one another. You should always respect your partner and their feelings. Your partner should always respect you and your feelings. This means you do not intentionally hurt or degrade your partner and they do not hurt or degrade you. If you both treat one another with respect, it will lead to a much happier relationship.

5. Space

Giving one another space is a vital part of a healthy relationship. If you don't give each other space, you're likely to feel smothered and want to distance yourself from your one another permanently. Happy couples know when to give each other some space and do their own thing. This may mean hanging out with your friends or partaking in a hobby while your partner does something else. A little bit of distance will only make the heart grow fonder.

6. Passion

One of the most vital parts of any relationship is passion. A relationship without passion is boring and sure to end rapidly because both partners are unsatisfied. Sure, as time goes on you may feel a lack of passion in your relationship – but you should be able to reignite it. Happy, healthy couples know how to reignite the passion in their relationship by being more romantic or more sensual with their partner.

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The Six Key Components Of A Healthy Relationship

Relationships are hard. No one ever said they were easy! What does it take to have a healthy relationship that lasts forever? It turns out happy, long-term relationships all share some common aspects. Check out the six key components of a healthy relationship below:

1. Trust

Every healthy relationship is built on a foundation of trust. Happy couples trust one another completely. This means they are able to share anything with each other and their relationship is not filled with constant mistrust and paranoia. If you don't trust your partner, you will never feel safe and comfortable in your relationship.

2. Communication

Communication is the most vital aspect of a healthy relationship. Without communication, there is no relationship at all. You should be able to talk to your partner about anything and vice versa. If you cannot share your feelings with them, your emotions will only build up and lead to problems. Healthy couples know how to communicate openly and avoid these problems.

3. Respect

Happy, healthy relationships consist of a mutual respect between both partners. You need to treat your partner with respect and they need to treat you with respect as well. This means you do not intentionally hurt your partner, emotionally or physically and they do not do anything that would hurt you.

4. Kindness

Common courtesy and kindness goes a long way. No one wants to be with someone who is mean and unkind. Two people who are kind and understanding can build a healthy, long-term relationship because they will treat each other with care.

5. Space

You may be tempted to be with your partner at all times, but the healthiest relationships include some space every now and then. Happy couples know when to give one another space. If you're with your partner all the time, they will feel smothered and eventually push you away.

6. Common Interests

They say that opposites attract, but in a healthy relationship you should share some common interests with your partner. Having common interests gives you more things to talk about and more things to do together. This all leads to more memories and a happier relationship.

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Long-Lasting Love: 5 Habits of Happy Couples

While so many of us struggle to make our relationships work, there are tons of couples out there who have been together forever. These couples have made it all work and always seem happy! So what is their secret? We've got five habits of happy couples that lead to long-lasting relationships. Check them out here:

1. Making Time For One Another

One of the most important habits of happy couples is making time for one another. It's easy to get caught up in things like work or school and neglect your partner. Eventually, this will lead to the breakdown of your relationship. Happy couples make it a priority to set aside time for their partner. It doesn't need to be time for a week-long vacation. It can just be designating one night each month to a “date night” with your partner, where you don't let the rest of life get in the way.

2. Showing Appreciation

A lot of relationships fall apart because one or both partners stop showing the other that they appreciate them. If your partner is taking care of chores around the house or paying a lot of the bills, show them that you appreciate what they do. If your partner has dinner ready for you when you get home from work, let them know how much that means to you. Don't let your partner think that you're taking them for granted or they'll be gone before you know it.

3. Picking Their Battles

Another habit of happy couples is knowing which battles to fight and which battles to let go. Happy couples do not fight over every little thing. They learn to let the little things go and move on. Happy couples know when something is important enough to bring it up for debate. If you choose to fight over every single little thing, your relationship will become miserable. You need to know which battles to fight and which to let go of.

4. Sharing Responsibilities

The happiest couples know that responsibilities need to be shared. You cannot let your partner do all the work while you sit back and reap all the benefits. Both partners should be working hard to keep the relationship afloat. Both partners should contribute to things like house work and paying bills. If one partner does everything for the other, they're going to become resentful and want to give up on the relationship.

5. Giving Each Other Space

One of the major habits of happy couples is giving each other space. You cannot smother your partner and spend every moment with them. This will only drive them away. You need to know when to give your partner space. Let them have a monthly night out with their friends. If they have to spend their entire lives with you, they'll eventually get bored with you and want to leave.

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In It For the Long Haul: 10 Small Habits That Lead to Long-Lasting Relationships

We all strive to have happy, healthy relationships. While this is what we all want, it's not an easy thing to achieve. Relationships come with many obstacles and most of us struggle to keep them afloat. It turns out there are little, everyday things we can do to have happier, longer-lasting relationships. The following are ten small habits that lead to long-lasting relationships:

1. Accepting Small Differences

Happy couples have learned to accept their differences…the small ones at least. We're not saying you should accept huge differences that impact the future of the relationship, like one of you wanting children and the other never wanting them. But if you like watching comedies and your partner only watches sci-fi movies, that's a small difference you should accept.

2. Holding Hands

It may seem like a trivial, silly thing, but happy couples hold hands! No matter how long they've been in a relationship, they still enjoy holding one another's hand like they would have back in high school.

3. Saying “Goodnight”

An important habit in long-lasting relationships is always saying “goodnight”. It seems like a small gesture, but it's very important. Even if you've had a bad day or you and your partner got in a fight, always say “goodnight” to them before bed. It lets them know that even during bad times, you're still in this together.

4. Picking Your Battles

Healthy couples have mastered the art of picking their battles. This means you don't have to turn every single disagreement into a huge fight. Before you confront your partner about something, think about whether it's worth it or not. If it is something that is detrimental to the relationship, then go for it. If it's just something that irked you a little, it's probably not worth arguing over.

5. Focusing On the Good

People in long-lasting relationships have learned to focus on the good things, rather than the bad. Don't focus on the little things your partner does that annoy you. Instead, focus on all the things they do that make you happy and enhance your life.

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6. Hugging

Physical touch is vital in long-lasting relationships. While a hug may not seem like an important interaction, it may be to your partner. Take notice of when your partner is having a hard time or stressed out and give them a hug.

7. Saying “I Love You”

After being together for a long time, you may think that your partner knows you love them. This is not always the case. In long-lasting relationships, both partners consistently tell the other that they love them. Sometimes hearing the affirmation makes all the difference.

8. Sleeping Together

We don't mean sleeping together as in sex (although that is important in most healthy relationships). We mean literally, physically sleeping together. Always go to bed together and always try to go to bed at the same time. If one partner is falling asleep on the couch while the other goes to sleep in the bedroom, it creates a strong disconnection.

9. Showing PDA

People in long-lasting relationships aren't afraid to show a little PDA. We're not suggesting gratuitous public displays of affection like groping one another in the grocery store. We're suggesting a kiss or hug in public, to let your partner know you're proud to be seen at their side.

10. Checking In Throughout the Day

For a healthy relationship, it's important to check in with your partner throughout the day. You shouldn't text or call them compulsively to the point where it's disruptive. Instead, you can call them on their lunch break to see how their day is going. This will let them know that you're thinking of them while you're apart.

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