Maintaining a healthy relationship with the one you love can be a little tricky sometimes. You need to make a conscious effort to keep the spark alive. But what do you do if you begin to feel like you’re drifting away from each other? In my opinion, since every individual is unique, they possess different qualities, which is what makes the entire process of being in a happy, healthy relationship a little complicated. But don’t worry; these tips might help you guys revive the ‘spark’.
First, you must ask yourself the following questions:
1. Are you giving him/her their space?
First and foremost you must remember that being clingy will just drive your partner further away from you. He/she requires their space sometimes, as you do too. Is that too much to ask for? Well to be honest, I really don’t think so.
2. Are you being a little over possessive?
Being possessive is something that, in my opinion, is alright but only to a certain extent. Talking to a person of the opposite sex in no big deal. Possessiveness actually tends to increase the possibility of your partner cheating on you. Also things like “You can’t go out wearing that short dress”, “I won’t let you go out clubbing”, “I don’t like you talking to girls/guys”, etc. Well! Just get these sentences out of your system. Your partner has all the right to do whatever they wish to. However, if something does bother you too much, never hesitate to talk to them about it. Which brings me to my next question.
3. What is the communication like?
Stay honest. Tell your partner how you feel, if you don’t like something about them, if something they did pissed you off, and the list goes on. Trust them enough to know that you don’t have to lie to them.
4. Is there enough appreciation and complements?
Who doesn’t like a little appreciation or when you throw a few compliments here and there? Well, we all know the answer to that now, don’t we? When someone has been in a relationship for a few years, one might feel like the love is either fading away or has faded away already. In order to make your partner realize that you still feel the same way, compliment them every once in a while and appreciate the efforts they’ve been making to make this work with you.
5. Do you trust them, and are you loyal yourself?
Trust is the backbone for every relationship. It takes years for people to build that trust, so please don’t be so inhuman by crushing it in just a second. It’s a lot of hard work building all that trust just for one person. How to figure out if you really trust your partner? The second you start doubting their actions, that’s when you should kiss the trust goodbye! Needless to say, stay loyal to your partner because that’s the least you can do for them for loving you.
6. Do you stand up for your relationship?
People would try and wreck your relationship at every step out of jealousy at most times or just for fun because they have nothing better to do in their lives. But be strong enough to confront your partner instead of just believing everything people say because that believing people would only add to the pile of misunderstandings.
According to me, the following quote holds very true,
“A true relationship is two imperfect people refusing to give up on each other.”
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