There’s no question that healthy relationships are hard work. It takes plenty of patience, care, love, and sometimes even outside assistance to keep a relationship lasting and loving, not to mention healthy. And if you and your partner are unable to maintain the work it takes to keep a healthy, long-lasting relationship, that relationship may turn toxic and end in a break-up.
One of the main reasons why a relationship lasts is because you and your partner are able to work through and handle hard times. Whether it be money problems, coping with the loss of a family member, or troubles at work, working through your sudden hard times will help make your relationship stronger and enduring.
In working through and handing your hard times, this means you and your partner are willing to stick with your relationship through good times and bad. In successful relationships, couples have plenty of communication, connectivity, common goals, and friendship. Of course, there are going to be problems, but the couple is willing to work together to get over the hurdles thrown at them. And in working together through the bad times, that makes enjoying the good times all the better.
Unfortunately, some may have the idea that a successful relationship means enduring constant suffering. Perhaps they’ve been abused or neglected in a previous relationship or by a family member, thus they expect their next relationship to be just as insufferable. However, with the right partner, this is most definitely not the case. There should never be suffering within a relationship. And you definitely shouldn’t entertain the notion that love will conquer all, even if you’re miserable. Love should lift you up and help make you a better person. It should never bring you down or make you suffer. The bottom line here is that love is never enough. It takes work, patience, kindness, and understanding all while working together for each other to keep the relationship healthy and long-lasting.
Sometimes when having problems in a relationship, one might thing that time will heal all wounds. Of course, things can calm down and be healed over time. But it’s also important to remember that if the cut is too deep and keeps happening over and over again, then maybe the relationship isn’t a healthy one.
Of course, the key to any healthy, long-lasting relationship is love. It’s the strongest connection any two people can have. But that love needs to be nurtured and cherished. Love makes up stronger, not weaker. So, if you feel as though you’re not really getting stronger within your love, then it might be time to assess what you want out of the relationship and if it can last if you’re not being lifted up in love.
Unfortunately, some relationships can deteriorate over time. And if that happens, it’s important to know when to walk away. You may still genuinely love your partner, but perhaps you just aren’t in love with them anymore. And that’s okay. Not every relationship can be a long-lasting one. On the other hand, sometimes the romance can be rekindled with a effort and sincerity.
Relationships will never be perfect. There will be ups and downs, even in the healthiest of relationships. But with plenty of communication, hard work, and genuine love, you and your partner have the chance to be one of those successful and long-lasting couples.