Happily ever after can be uniquely defined by you. Every relationship is different and trust me when I say there is a reason it is called “happily” ever after and not “perfectly” ever after. Happiness is not necessarily faultless and glossy perfection especially when it comes to love and relationships. We are all learning and discovering how to do things right day by day. Maintaining a relationship, especially a long-term one, takes a lot of effort, dedication, patience, commitment and of course, love.
So buckle up and read these important tips:
Accept humanness. Firstly, remember that your partner is only human. He/She will make mistakes and, like I said, it is all a learning process. Once your partner did not intentionally set out to cause you pain and sadness, then you should at least listen to what he/she has to say before having a major tantrum or meltdown. Voice what you dislike and work towards learning from the mistake. Forgiveness goes a long way in relationships and their growth.
Be Supportive. It doesn’t matter if your girlfriend is a makeup artist and you don’t know the first thing about makeup or if your husband is a dentist and you don’t have a clue about oral health, ask questions and be interested. The simple act of asking questions and showing concern can really show how much you care about your partner and what he/she does during the day. Be his/her biggest fan or don’t get angry if someone else takes over that role in his/her life.
Spice it up out of the bedroom if you want it to stay spicy in the bedroom. Yes, a sexy night out on the town can help things short-term but, believe it or not, the real turn on happens with minor lifestyle changes. Make breakfast for your partner, do the dishes, surprise him or her with a dessert from his/her favourite place, pick up your clothes (from the floor), do things without them having to nag or ask. That is the real deal when it comes to making someone’s mind want you more and making them thankful for your effort and presence.
Always be physical. Hold hands, kiss and cuddle no matter how much time has passed or how busy your day gets. Make the effort and touch your partner in cute little ways when the opportunity presents itself.