The 7 Qualities of a Good Relationship

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The 7 Qualities of a Good Relationship (Without These Your Relationship Is Unlikely to Last Long Term)

Relationships can be difficult.

In fact, many would say that most of our difficulties in life are directly related to relationships, especially our romantic relationships.

Bad relationships can cause financial difficulties, physical trauma, emotional stress, and a whole list of other things.

On the other hand, a good and healthy relationship can enhance your life in unimaginable ways.

Unfortunately, most relationships fail no matter how hard we try to make them work.

Why?

Well, typically the relationship lacks several of the 7 qualities that good relationships are built on. Without them, your relationship is unlikely to work long-term.

Let’s begin here….


1. Good communication.

Communication makes it possible to receive the thoughts, opinions, and feelings of another person. This is highly critical in a relationship because communication determines how two people will connect. It is instrumental in keeping a relationship alive, and it is often the first thing to go wrong when the connection between two people who seemingly love each other starts to deteriorate.

To ensure your relationship lasts for the long term, it is essential for both you and your partner to express yourself at all times and have an understanding of each other.

Good communication will keep both you and your partner on the same page.


2. Respect.

Unfortunately, for us men, once the “chase” is over, and we have gotten our prize it can be easy to forget about our partner’s needs and feelings.

We often take them for granted and no longer value and respect them like we once did.

For both people in the relationship, it is highly important to hold your partner’s feelings and opinions in high esteem and a positive light. Otherwise, your relationship will not thrive. There should be mutual respect for each other.

Show respect not only with your actions but also your words. Unreasonable accusations, put-downs and belittling each other will easily send your relationship to the point of no return.


3. Honesty and openness.

There is no chance for a healthy and long-lasting relationship to form if you can’t be truly open and honest with your partner.

Lies and deceit only breed mistrust.

If you or your partner have problems keeping it real with one another, it will never work.

Honesty strengthens relationships.

Both partners are responsible for their own actions and should acknowledge past shortcomings.

Honesty and openness also go hand in hand with trust. When you are honest, your partner will easily trust you at an emotional as well as physical level.

When honesty is broken, trust is broken. Share what is going on, no matter how ugly the situation.

This is crucial to making it over the long haul.


4. Interdependence.

This is all about coming together with your partner and creating a strong bond. Interdependence is much stronger than co-dependence because both parties come from a solid foundation.

As such, the relationship as a whole will be greater than “the sum of the parts.” As one of the many qualities of a good relationship, interdependence is responsible for the strongest partnerships.

By taking it into account, you give your partner some power over your feelings. After all, it is impossible to love without giving power. When you choose to be in a relationship, you give your partner a portion of the power to make you happy.

Interdependence will also enable you to see things clearly and develop a positive self-awareness that will make you even more confident in your relationship.


5. A willingness to change.

If you want a long-lasting relationship, then you have to be prepared to put the necessary work into it. The vast majority of successful relationships happened as a result of both parties being willing to initiate change.

When both of you pivot to accept your weaknesses, then you will become the perfect match for each other. The willingness to change will make you more committed to your partner and your relationship in general. While this is the biggest challenge for many couples, it also brings about growth.

It is only normal to see things from your own point of view first, but you have to try to see things from your partners perspective.

Part of commitment is satisfying a need for your significant other. Change is a solid building block for anyone in love.


6. Unconditional support.

Regardless of the relationship goal, you are looking to accomplish, unconditional support is one of the most outstanding qualities of a good relationship.

If you only think about yourself, then you will not be able to bring anything tangible to the table for your partner.

A lopsided relationship only serves damage to the other party. Do your best to support your significant other and lend a listening ear when he needs one and vice versa.

Unconditional support also brings about empathy which will drive you to understand exactly how your partner feels.

Support is simply about being there for your significant other. Pay attention to what is going on with your partner and strive to see things from their eyes. By offering unconditional support, you will find yourself getting closer over time.


7. Compromise.

Granted, you may not always be able to agree with your partner, but it is essential to compromise from time to time.

Finding a middle ground where both parties are happy is beneficial for both of you. If you are unhappy, it should be easy to let your partner know how you feel.

Express your feelings instead of harboring any resentment. Remember, there will be times that you have to stomach your pride in order to come to an agreement.

Choose to step back for the sake of preserving your relationship rather than winning an argument.

Compromise maintains a healthy partnership between two people and makes it easy to resolve problems in the future.



Conclusion

While there are many qualities of a good relationship, these seven will ensure that your relationship works for the long term.

They are tried and tested and exist to keep the bond between you and your partner strong.

Without them… Your relationship is bound to break apart at some point.

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