The key to a long-lasting relationship is happiness on the part of the two parties. Not just happiness but a long-lasting happy experiences.
Let's see some tips on how to make happiness a normal scenario in your relationship.
1. Love yourself
“Loving others fully will seem impossible until we learn to love ourselves fully and genuinely. There is power in loving yourself fully, You take more chances, and you get out of your comfort zone, which will give you an amazing experience.
Try finding happiness with your true self, make the decision to love, and embrace who you really are. Loving oneself fully will allow us to give out fully and selflessly expecting to receive nothing in return, for we cannot give away something we do not have.
Loving ourselves gives permission for others to love us, too. You deserve your own love and affection, as much as anybody else. The happiness which comes inwardly as a result of self-love will flow into all your relationships.
So therefore, love yourself, appreciate yourself, grow your self-esteem, and all these will help you give out genuine selfless love to orders.
2. Love your partner
In order to intensify happiness in your relationship, there should be genuine and constant affection between the two of you. You might believe that expressing love and affection towards your partner makes you look weak, but being able to show sincere affection should be celebrated because it gives you internal joy and satisfaction.
Love is a unique feeling which needs to be expressed and felt in the right way.
3. Communicate openly and honestly
Communication is a really big struggle in relationships because you tend to assume that your partners know what is on your mind. Its easy to struggle with communicating with your partner whenever you feel hurt. It seemed like they should know how they hurt you and automatically make amends. You thrift away until you felt better.
This is not right. You will increase the chances of losing each other if you don’t practice communicating your needs clearly with your partner. Clear communication will cause you and your partner to fall in love with each other until the end of time. Your love languages may differ, but knowing how to communicate your needs with your partner will fill up the gap.
"Communication is especially important if you wish to achieve a long-lasting relationship with your spouse or with any loved one. Communication to a relationship is like oxygen to life. Without it, it dies." — Tony Gaskins
4. Manage your expectations
In order for you to love unconditionally, you have to be able to manage your expectations, even though it can be difficult. Managing your expectations is not the same as lowering your expectations. Managing your expectations will help you accept reality.
Studies show that people get what they expect. If you have low expectations, you will easily find yourself in relationships where you are treated poorly, and people with high expectations tend to be in relationships where they are treated well.
Setting high standards for yourself will help you achieve a kind relationship, and cause you to be less tolerant of emotional and physical abuse. In order to have a happy long-lasting relationship, practice treating each other with kindness, love, affection, and respect, and loyalty.
5. Take care of yourself first.
To intensify happiness in your relationship, you need to take care of yourself first. If you do not love yourself, you’re not much good to anyone else.
If you can not get in touch with your own feelings, and be fully invested in your own life, you are mentally unhealthy. People who don’t value themselves are not capable of giving out love, and investing in orders. You can not give out what you don’t have.
When you are able to recognize what suits your needs you perceive reality without distortion and yet possess empathy. You will become a master of your environment, you will start loving yourself, and the only way to be able to give out love, is to first have enough love from within, which radiates from loving yourself.
When you love yourself, you start taking care of your self, mentally, physically and even spiritually. You would be able to love genuinely, to play freely, and also solve problems efficiently.
And now your thoughts…
What do you think we forgot to include in these tips? What works for you and your partner that we can adopt and share? What else do you think couples can do to intensify happiness in their relationship?
Always remember that for utmost happiness, you need to take care of yourself. You need to love yourself first because loving yourself will show others how you want to be loved.