You might think that I'm crazy for writing this, you may even be wondering why I'm bothering in the first place, but here's the thing: we all need to be reminded of what really matters in a relationship.
You can't give trust to someone else; they have to earn it from you. If they betray your trust or break your heart, it doesn't mean that they don't deserve another chance—but it does mean that there are going to be some very hard feelings until things get better again.
Communication is essential in any relationship.
It allows you to understand each other better, know what you both want in your relationship, and know what you don't want in your relationship. Communication is important because it gives each person a voice. Without communication, one person may feel like they are not being heard or understood. This can lead to resentment if it happens consistently over time—or even break up the relationship altogether!
The best way to communicate with someone is by talking things through when a problem arises instead of holding everything in until something explodes (which usually ends badly).
Being yourself is important. It's easy to become a version of yourself that you think others will like better, but it's more rewarding (and meaningful) to be true to the person you really are.
"Being true to yourself" doesn't mean being "weird." You don't have to be an antisocial weirdo in order to stand out from the crowd! But it does mean that you shouldn't feel like you have to hide who you are from your partner because they won't understand or accept it. If there is something about your personality or lifestyle that isn't going to mesh well with what they want, then maybe this isn't the relationship for either of you. And even if it is, things can change as people grow together and learn more about themselves and their partners; so don’t worry about being “too different” now if your future self decides otherwise!
We can't change what happened already, but we can shape our future by learning from it. So don't let negative experiences from your past define you or how you see yourself in the present and future. Keep your attitude positive and make sure that you do things every day to boost your confidence.
While your beliefs and values may be different from those of your partner, it’s important to share some common ground. When you have some mutual understanding of what you think is right and wrong, then it becomes easier to trust each other and build a solid foundation for the relationship.
Beliefs define who we are as individuals. They help us understand ourselves better by giving us guidelines on how we should behave in certain situations or under certain conditions. Goals give direction to our lives by providing us with a purpose or something bigger than ourselves that inspires us to make progress every day. Values represent our core beliefs about what’s important in life - family, friends or spirituality etc.; these things define our identity as human beings so choosing a partner who shares these values with us will mean having mutual respect for one another which ultimately creates emotional intimacy between two people who love each other unconditionally without any expectations from either side!
This is one of the most important qualities that you can have in a relationship, because it means that you will be able to forgive your partner when they mess up and show remorse for their mistake. It also helps them to feel safe with you, which enables them to open up about their problems and talk about what’s bothering them without fear of being judged or rejected by you.
You need to take things slow without rushing and pushing things too far.
Rushing into things won’t do you any good, as it will only make your relationship worse. Take your time and be patient. There is no point in forcing something that isn’t meant for you or your partner at the moment, so just wait until you are ready for those next steps in your relationship!
Sharing experiences and memories together . . . as well as endearing moments that are shared alone.
You may have had some experiences that you don't feel comfortable sharing with other people, but would like to share with your partner. That's fine! Just make sure they're not abusive or involve any kind of crime against others. Your partner will understand if you explain it to them!
Let's be real here. Making fun of each other can be healthy, especially when it's done in a playful way. In fact, the ability to laugh at yourself and make fun of each other in a comfortable way is essential in any relationship. And while we don't mean that you should start laughing at your partner every time they make a mistake (it'll get old fast), it's important to be able to laugh at each other in general! Your sense of humor should be similar enough for this kind of teasing not to bother either party too much.
Taking playful jabs at your partner also helps strengthen the bond between you; after all, it shows that you're comfortable enough with them that nothing they do will ever truly hurt or annoy you (even if there are times where things get awkward or uncomfortable).
Boundaries are invisible lines that we draw to protect ourselves, our feelings and our space. Boundaries allow us to say “I’m okay with this but not that.” They help us differentiate between what is acceptable for us and what isn’t.
Boundaries are important because they keep your boundaries in check so that you can make sure your needs are being met in the relationship or understand when they aren’t being met. If you don't set any boundaries then it's likely that one day they might just be crossed without you even knowing it! It's kind of like having a GPS on a map of where all the roads are in your city; without boundaries, there's no way for me (and other people) to know where my roads start or end! It would be chaos!
When setting boundaries as an individual who has been hurt badly by others before - it can often feel either like an impossible task or something too scary out there in the unknown world outside my comfort zone - but remember: no matter how hard things might get at times; YOU DESERVE TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF & YOUR LIFE!!!
Patience is an important virtue. Patience means the ability to wait for something, and it’s a key ingredient in any successful relationship. If you want your relationship to last, then you need patience!
Patience is often confused with tolerance. Tolerance means that you allow things that you don’t like or agree with, while patience means waiting for them instead of trying to change them right away. For example: You may not like your friend's taste in music and movies, but if he loves them so much then why would you try to change him? Instead of wasting time trying to change him, just be patient and enjoy his company despite his differences from yourself!
Being patient isn't always easy though... Imagine having someone who constantly criticizes everything about yourself--your appearance (whether they say it aloud or not), personality traits such as being shy or outgoing... (e.g., “I can't believe I'm dating someone like this; maybe if he/she changed some things then maybe things would be better between us."). These kinds of relationships require careful attention when dealing with each other because there will always be disagreements on certain topics which will cause friction between both parties at first glance -- but if handled correctly by both sides together simultaneously over time eventually leads towards mutual understanding full acceptance later down line where trust builds stronger bonds between two people involved too!"
The takeaway is that you should have a relationship with someone that gives you the energy and passion to feel alive. If your partner doesn't do this for you, it's time to reevaluate your situation before it's too late.
In conclusion, I hope these 15 items have helped you in some way. Whether they be mental or physical, they're all important in a relationship and can keep it together!