While no two relationships are the same, there are certain important rules you and your partner must follow if you want a happy relationship. Every happy relationship have certain rules and bonds that can’t be broken.
Below are 16 important rules for a happy relationship
1. DON’T RELY ON YOUR PARTNER TO MAKE YOU HAPPY
Always relying on your partner to make you happy won’t create a happy relationship. You both need to be able to be happy without relying on each other. The truth is that only you can make yourself happy so stop putting pressure on your partner to make you happy.
2. LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY
The love you have for your partner shouldn’t be limited by certain conditions. Loving someone only because he or she is rich won’t guarantee a happy relationship. What happens when the money is no more?
3. SEX SHOULD BE FUN
Sex with your spouse should be fun. Just because you have kids to take care of or bills to pay is no reason to make sex boring. Be spontaneous in your sex life with your spouse. Scheduling sex makes it seem like a chore.
4. DON’T TAKE YOUR PARTNER FOR GRANTED
Taking your partner for granted would never give you a happy relationship. Always show gratitude even for the little things. Don’t expect your partner to always just know how you feel.
5. EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IS KEY
Partners in happy relationships don’t joke with communication because they know its importance. Communication deepens and grows your relationship while a lack of it builds distance between you and your partner.
6. RESPECT YOUR PARTNER
You have to respect your partner. Happiness can’t exist in the absence of respect. Some use a heated argument as an opportunity to disrespect their partner and that’s so wrong. No matter how heated an argument is, always respect each other.
7. DON’T BE TOO CLINGY
I know you love your partner so much but you also need to understand that your partner needs a breathing space sometimes. From time to time in a relationship, it’s important you give your partner space to have a time alone.
8. SHARE YOUR DREAMS WITH EACH OTHER
Sharing dreams with each other is key to having a happy relationship because it helps you both create a bond. You support each other when you share your dreams with each other.
9. DON’T TAKE EVERYTHING TOO SERIOUSLY
Learn to see the humour in everything and avoid taking everything so seriously. Be playful, laugh uncontrollably together and bring out the child in you when with your partner.
10. CHOOSE YOUR WORDS CAREFULLY
Our tongues are powerful so it’s really important you know how to use them if you desire a happy relationship. Choose your words wisely. You should build up your partner with your words and not tear down your partner.
11. FLIRT WITH EACH OTHER
Flirting with your partner should be encouraged too. Don’t see yourself as too old to flirt with your partner. Cuddle and hug regularly.
12. DON’T GET TOO COMFORTABLE
I know you must be surprised I said that. Being comfortable with your partner in your relationship is important but being too comfortable might ruin things. Those who are married are mostly guilty of this. Sometimes we get too comfortable and forget there are certain things our partner may not want to see. Some people become too comfortable and stop taking proper care of themselves. It’s really not nice.
13. REGULAR DATES ARE IMPORTANT
Whether single or married, regular dates are always important. It doesn’t have to be expensive.
14. ALWAYS GIVE YOUR PARTNER UNDIVIDED ATTENTION
Your partner should always come first and not your favourite team, smartphone, tablets, and your favourite TV show. Always give your partner undivided attention.
15. NEVER ARGUE IN PUBLIC
No matter what happens and how angry you get, never argue in public with your partner. Talk about it when you get home.
16. DON’T STOP DOING THE THINGS THAT MADE YOUR PARTNER LOVE YOU
Just because you are now married is no reason to stop doing the things you did while dating and just because you are now dating is no reason to stop doing the things you did while you wooed your partner.