8 Keys To A Successful Relationship

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1. Trust.

Everybody knows that if you can’t trust your partner it will only result in resentment and constant fighting. Always trust somebody until they give you a legit reason not to.

2. Laugh.

I believe it’s important to laugh together as much as possible in a romantic relationship.

3. Pay attention.

Always listen and pay attention to your partner’s wants and needs. Pay attention to the little things that make them smile; it will pay off in the long run.

4. Let your guard down.

I know it’s hard to open up when somebody new enters your life, especially if you’ve had bad experiences in the past, but the only way to build a successful relationship with somebody is to open up and let them into your world. Allow yourself to be vulnerable—if they really want to be with you, they are not going to hurt you.

5. Make “alone time” a priority.

No matter how busy both of you are, you have to try to make it a point to have one or two alone nights a week. And that means just the two of you.

6. Let go of the past.

Do not bring past relationship troubles into a new relationship. Example: If your ex cheated on you, you can’t blame someone new who enters your life for their mistakes. It just won’t work.

7. Never try to change the person.

Have you ever realized how hard it is to change yourself? Well, then what in the world makes you think you could ever succeed in changing someone else? You can’t and you shouldn’t want to. If you want to be with somebody, it should be because you love them for exactly who they are, not who or what you want them to be.

8. Never go to bed mad at each other.

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