Successful relationships take work to maintain. Couples always need to work together in order to make the partnership last and survive. There are certain rules that such relationships follow. Here are some of them.
Love the person for who he or she is.
One of the important rules for lasting relationships is that you should learn to accept the person you love, both good and bad traits. The reason that you connected with your partner in the first place is that you see something worth loving. Then you get to learn about your partner’s frailties and weaknesses over time. If at this stage you still want to be together, it should stay that way over the course of the relationship. You need to accept and respect each other’s distinct personalities. Trying to change someone will not always work in a relationship. Change is something that only the person can decide on. Acceptance is the key to a lasting relationship.
You should feel happy when you are together.
Another reason why relationships last is that two people find happiness in each other. They feel joy and comfort being together and that is what lasting relationships are all about. If you do not feel happy when you are together with a partner, then something is not right. Find out about the reason and decide whether the relationship is still worth pursuing or if it is better to break it off.
Learn to work through the tough times together.
Long lasting relationships go through storms and challenges along the way. Every relationship has a see saw battle between good and bad times. The only difference between them and the failed relationships is based on how couples work through the tough times. Couples in a successful relationships work together in order to hurdle the challenges they experience. They get into fights but also know that they need to resolve the issues at the end of the day. They understand that a relationship requires teamwork and effort to make it last.