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December 31, 2013

Successful Relationships: What Makes Them Last Part 2

Portrait Of Senior Couple In Park

If we ever need help with our relationship, there are always places we can look for inspiration. Some of these places are the successful, long-lasting relationships around us. By simply observing these couples, we can learn a lot about how to give our own relationships a better chance of lasting. Of course these couples aren’t perfect, but the fact that they have been together this long should give you a clue that they know what they are doing. There are a few reasons why these couples have it so together, and they are things you can keep in mind for your own relationship.

There is going to be conflict.

No two people are exactly the same, and as a result, they are not going to agree on everything. You and your parter will fight. It is inevitable. Sometimes these will be small disagreements that can be easily resolved, and other times they will be huge fights that seem like they will never come to a peaceful end. The important thing is to accept that there will be conflict and disagreement in the relationship. What you then decide to do when you do fight with your partner is another defining part of a successful relationship.  The successful couples around us are aware of this. Their world isn’t shattered when they get into a fight with their partner. They know that it is normal for this to happen.

You will have to fix what is broken.

These couples that have been together for what seems like a lifetime have all had fights. Sometimes so bad that they may have thought that they would be the end of them as a couple. However, part of being an adult and committing to your partner and your relationship is knowing how to fix the problems between you. It is not the conflict that ruins the relationship as much as it is the attitude of both people. If both decide to give up and just end it, then the sacredness of the relationship is lost. You didn’t care enough about each other and the family and life you had built enough to try to make things work.

Find love in any situation and make the best of it all.

The best couples know that they will get into fights, and they know that they will be able to resolve it eventually. Yes, this comes from the effort that they put into the relationship, but it also comes from love for each other. The best couples know how to take any situation and find love within it. They don’t need an anniversary or any other special day to remember that they love each other. They are always aware of this which is why they can find a resolution to their conflicts. It’s why they work.

Creating a relationship that lasts a lifetime is a difficult task. There are so many things that can get in the way of two people trying to build a life together, but if you put your effort and love for each other into it, you will have a really good shot at having what these people around you have.

 





About the Author

Elizabeth Monsoor
Elizabeth Monsoor is currently working on her Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington. While Elizabeth pursues a career in dance, she has rediscovered her love for writing. When she is not in class or at rehearsals, Elizabeth enjoys actively commenting on episodes of reality television and tweeting her observations on relationships several times a day. She has an “eyes wide open” approach to dating, acting as an unofficial advisor and commentator on her friends’ relationships. Elizabeth hopes that her opinions on relationships and her love of sarcasm both entertain and inspire her readers.




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