[pull_quote_center]Beautiful relationships don’t just happen; they have to be worked on. Yes, you need love and devotion for a beautiful relationship, but you also need tolerance and forgiveness. In beautiful relationship, two people are completely in tune and in harmony with one another, and two really do become one. [/pull_quote_center]So, read our tips if you want to get a bit closer to that beautiful relationship status:
1. Open up and put your faith in trust
A relationship built on distrust and suspicion cannot be strong in the long run. Being constantly on the watch out for what your partner may be up to would only wear you down. You have to build the trust that is needed, so that you can both be open and honest and know that you will not be hurt.
2. Show your love, thoughtfulness and kindness every single day
Too many people underestimate the value of the small kindnesses that can be shown to their partner every day. A simple embrace or an act of tenderness is enough, when it is really needed. It doesn’t take a lot of effort to show your partner that you care, but showing your love, thoughtfulness and kindness to each other can make your relationship stay stronger.
3. Let go of hurt
Mistakes will be made and couples will hurt one another from time to time. But do not hold on to that hurt, it was probably unintentional. Even the most beautiful relationships cannot be perfect all the time, forgive, forget and move on.
4. Take lessons from one another
Looking at your partner can help to teach you more about yourself. What did you say to make your partner upset? What could you do differently next time? If you argue, don’t instantly assume that it’s all your partner’s fault, look inward and check yourself and, if need be, don’t hesitate to apologize. Value your relationship more than your ego.
5. Enjoy the ordinary
In a beautiful relationship, couples share and enjoy even the most mundane of things; it’s really just what you make of things that make them either fun or boring.
6. Don’t try to mold your partner
To truly love a person, you must love for whom and what they are. Accept them with warts and all. When you love someone’s faults, as much as you love their positive sides, you learn to love that person, as a whole.
7. Don’t forget yourself
Remember that you can, and should, continue to follow your favorite, different interests and hobbies. Oftentimes, your various interests can be beneficial and enriching to one another. It’s a bit of cliché, but the elderly couple, for example, where he tends the garden and she does the flower arranging, is a perfect illustration of two different interests meeting in the middle.
8. Listen as much as you talk
God gave you two ears and just one mouth and that should be telling you something. Listen to, and take on board, what your partner says, that’s how you learn about what you both need and want.
9. Do something incredible, spontaneous and extraordinary once in a while
Everyone likes nice and pleasant surprises and it’s a great way to show how much really care. So, do something amazing and unexpected for your partner time to time.
10. Work as a team
Just like in soccer game, if the goal keeper and the striker don’t work together, there will be less chance to win. Likewise, to create a beautiful relationship, both of you must have your own individual goals, but as long as you work together as a team, the team will win as a whole.