A good relationship is based on trust, love, respect, listening, learning, giving and taking. Communication of course is essential. If you don’t communicate effectively with each other, then the relationship will fail. Whether you are trying to find out how to make a relationship last for a marriage or a friendship, those bases have to be covered or the relationship will not flourish.
I have been married to my husband for 27 years and we love each deeply. We also trust each other implicitly. I always listen to what my husband has to say, and mostly he listens to what I have to say. We don’t always agree, but we respect each other’s opinion.
There is also the factor of knowing that we are there for each other to support and encourage in low times and to praise and celebrate with each other in the high times. We each know that we can depend upon each other no matter what. Our communication works, we are honest with each other and there are no secrets (with the exception of birthday and Christmas presents of course).
I have very few good friends who I would trust with my life. But those I do have known that equally they can trust me with their lives. I have one friend in particular who I have known since I was 9 years old. I have known him for 50 years and we are good friends. We live hundreds of miles apart but we manage to get together at least once a year and to keep in touch via email and social media. We love each other as friends, trust and respect each other, learn from each other even now after all these years.
I have a good relationship with my mother; this has not always been the case, but I have learned that we do love each other, respect each other’s opinions and although we live about two hours away from each other, we communicate via phone every so often and visit each other many times a year.
Here are some tips to help you learn how to make a relationship last:
No relationship is perfect, it would be terribly boring if it were. But you are in the relationship with someone you love and who loves you. Cuddle your partner when you go to sleep at night – there is nothing more comforting than having a loving pair of arms around you when you go to sleep and when you wake in the morning.
All of these things will help you learn how to make a relationship last.