An essential aspect for a healthy and happy relationship is mutual respect shared by both partners. However, this does not mean they should agree with each other on everything; rather it is more a sensation of respect, admiration, stable love irrespective of the hurdles faced in the relationship and genuine feeling of having each other’s back no matter what.
Argue but don’t fight
No marital expert has ever come across a normal couple that does not argue. Arguing is different from fighting as it is non-physical and more of stating your facts and points. A healthy argument is one which you mutually sit down and talk about your differences without restoring to calling abusive words, raising your voice or indulging in fisticuffs.
Consent on sex
Two partners are said to be happy in a relationship if they have mutual consent on sex. Maintaining a healthy sex life is essential for a long lasting healthy relationship. Both individuals should be free to talk about anything regarding sex, how often they want to have it, where to have it and how to have it.
Agreement on parenting
A vital aspect in a long term relationship is establishing a consensus on which parenting style to adopt when raising children. Each partner may have grown up in a different style of parenting and would wish to embrace it. However, it is smart to talk to each other and decide what kind of parenting perspective to implement, whether is authoritative or lenient and discuss whether to spank your children or not.
There should be no discrimination amongst you particularly when it comes to finances and who is making more money. Instead, there should be a fair agreement when it comes to finances; there should be no hidden accounts maintained, before making any large transactions have a prior conversation with your partner and if you fail to pay the bills on time, seek help from your partner. Remember that there is no “I” in the word partners.
It is imperative that couples with varied interests find common ground and share core beliefs such as raising children in a healthy and happy environment or striving towards constructing your dream house. When couples work together to achieve a common objective, it not only makes it easier but strengthens the bond between you two as well.
Remember to have fun
Regardless of how serious life gets, it is crucial you share your amount of happiness and joy to get the relationship strong during hard times. There is always time for inducing humor in the relationship and making your partner’s day.