How To Build An Genuine Relationship With Your Partner
“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”
In the beginning of any relationship everything is perfect. Both partners meet each other’s needs effortlessly and feel as if they’ve always known each other. They complete each other easily – they’re like spellbound. Some people even choose to get married during this magical stage of their relationship. But is it really the wisest thing to do?
The Dangerous Slope
This is the point where most people start to take their relationship for granted and feel as if there is nothing left to do. In fact, they’ve never been happier! We end up thinking that relationships just happen to us and we don’t need to nourish them with love and attention.
However, it comes a time when things begin to change. The chemistry slowly fades away and the fighting begins. We are faced with issues that we don’t know how to handle. This is where most people begin to realize that they’ve been through this phase before with their previous partners and suddenly memories of old conflicts start to reappear.
The magic is gone. Everything becomes rational, we overanalyze things and start applying all sorts of rules. We stop being ourselves, the two honest people that entered the relationship, and become unauthentic. The question is, how can we get back what we once had? It’s time to do something. We can take the first step and start building our dream life, together with our partner.
Here are five ways to help you build an authentic relationship with your partner.
1. Engage In New Activities With Your Partner.
Each day, do something different in the way you live together, because repeating the same things over and over again creates boring, mundane lives. Be spontaneous and don’t be afraid to spice things up a little and experiment. Surprise your partner. For example, meet each other for a romantic dinner and later take a midnight walk in the city.
2. Stay Connected.
When you’re not together, send your partner a message, ask them how they’re doing and how is their day unfolding. Describe your day and let them know what’s going on with you.
3. Share Your Life Experiences.
Try to tell your partner about all the major experiences in your life. Everything from how you felt in school, your childhood years, the relationship with your parents and any other experiences that had an impact on you.
4. Re-Create The Beginnings Of Your Relationship.
Every time you get the chance, talk about how your relationship started. Remember how you felt, what your thoughts were, bring back all the things that brought you two together.
5. Always Talk About Your Relationship.
Always talk about your relationship instead of assuming the worst. Make sure you always know how your partner feels about you and if they have any hard feelings or feel hurt and disappointed.
Really listen when they need to talk to you about something, stay open by revealing your own feelings. True love grows over time and individual needs may change. Understand that you are continually growing and evolving, just as your relationship is.
Always try to balance things by sharing your feelings and remembering the things that made you fall in love in the first place. Positive thinking, caring and a bit of creativity will help you grow and protect your relationship, making it healthier and happier than ever before.