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5 Ways To Make Your Relationships Long-Lasting

Are you someone that finds your relationships seldom last longer than a few weeks or months? Do you always feel unlucky in love?

If the answer to both questions is yes, you likely need some help to make your relationships long-lasting. But, what help do you need to achieve that goal?

There are often negative telltale signs that people don’t realize about their relationships. Those are the ones you need to address before you can end up in a long and committed relationship with someone.

Take a look at the following points of consideration to help you better understand where you might be going wrong in love and how to fix things:

 

Be Honest With Each Other

It might seem like an obvious point to make, but you should always be open and honest with each other in a relationship. If either person feels fearful of talking about their true feelings on anything, that relationship gets based on lies.

Honesty is always the best policy in romantic relationships, friendships, and business relationships.

You should make yourself open and approachable to your partner and reiterate how you should be honest with each other about all aspects of your relationship together.

 

Balance Your Personal And Work Lives

Are you spending too much time at work and sacrificing quality time with the one you love? If so, and it’s a leading reason for the breakup of your past relationships, you need to strike a better balance between your work and personal lives.

Consider looking for a less demanding job or dropping down to part-time hours if you can afford to do so. It’s important to dedicate some time to your relationship each day and week.

 

Address Addictions And Obsessive Behavior

Did you know that one of the leading causes of relationship breakdowns is when one person has an addiction or obsession that they aren’t addressing?

For example, a sex addiction can make the other person in your relationship feel inadequate, unhappy, and ultimately want to end things with you.

Similarly, an obsession – even a non-sexual one – can cause problems that result in breakups. If you feel you have an addiction or obsession, or your partner does, always seek professional help to address it.

 

Learn To Listen To Your Partner

Listening is a skill that comes naturally to people, yet it’s one that some folks forget about when they try to maintain relationships with others.

It makes sense to always listen to what your significant other tells you in your relationship, as ignoring what gets said could end things with you both.

Listening is an important aspect of any healthy relationship. If your listening skills aren’t up to par, now’s the time to change that outlook.

 

Don’t Crowd Each Other

One final point of consideration involves giving each other space sometimes. Don’t suffocate your partner in your relationship, as it’s likely to drive them away from you and into someone else’s arms!

For example, you don’t need to call or text each other every hour of the day or even see each other daily if you don’t live together. It’s essential to maintain separate hobbies and interests outside of the relationship to keep things exciting and fun.

 

*Collaborative Post