26 Things You Need To Make Your Relationship Last

Here’s how to make your relationship last!

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Relationships can be wonderful and amazing, and finding the right person to spend your life with is a great goal.

However, not all of them last.

So what separates relationships that are able to weather tough storms from those that eventually come to an end?

It turns out, the best relationships have certain attributes that set them apart from others and make them more likely to last and develop into a deep, loving connection.

There are even relationships that can qualify as “legendary” — and yours can, too, if you know the right combination of traits to make it strong and healthy!

What qualifies love as “legendary?”

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With that question in mind, I’ve developed a list of 26 key attributes that can transform the lives of you and your partner.

My suggestion is to think of this as a list of traits you may want to have on your relationship “bucket list” and make it your goal to check off every item on there.

I can assure you… once you experience all of them simultaneously, you’ll know exactly what a legendary love looks and feels like.

 

Here are 26 key personality traits and attributes your relationship needs to truly be legendary: 

1. Appreciate each other

Every human being needs to be seen, heard and appreciated — and not just when all is well. If you can offer that even when they fall short somehow, you’ll be well on your way to legendary status.

 

2. Become best friends with your partner

The most beautiful gift on this journey is a partner who just “gets you” and never loses sight of your greatness… especially in those moments when you, yourself, may overlook it.

 

3. Focus on communication

If you can vulnerably speak your truth with compassion, honesty, and grace — while hearing your partner also — you should be able to resolve any issue. Where there is a will, there is away.

Related: Common Relationship Communication Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

 

4. Devote yourselves to one another

Your connection to your partner starts with a decision and a willing commitment to do whatever it takes to keep your relationship fresh, thriving and growing on the direction of your dreams.

 

5. Encourage each other

Whether you’re jointly celebrating your victories…or you could occasionally just use a reminder that your partner believes in you, a well-placed and well-timed positive word goes a long way.

 

6. Practice forgiveness

Forgive to make relationship last

In any relationship, there will be occasional disagreements or disappointments that need to be addressed. Resentment and resistance can be cancerous when left unresolved.

 

7. Be grateful

It really is a great game-changer when it comes to crafting a life of abundance and blessings. Where focus goes, energy flows…

Related: Attitude Of Gratitude: How The Universal Law of Gratitude Can Help You

 

8. Honor your partner

When you uphold your commitments and live in alignment with your deepest values and beliefs, you will sleep soundly with peace and satisfaction that many others will never know.

 

9. Stay intimate with each other

It’s not just about physical acts. A true soul connection also occurs when two hearts become one mind or when two voices speak as one.

Related: 8 Profound Lessons Intimate Relationships Teach Us

 

10. Remember to celebrate the small joys

Too often, it’s easy to get caught up in the daily dramas and life becomes more about obligation rather than celebration. A legendary love focuses on gratitude and blessings.

 

11. Practice kindness each day

There will always be disagreements in any relationship, but a thoughtful spirit and a kind heart will go a long way in creating resolution rather than resentment.

 

12. Always have love and laughter

It may be an oversimplification but partners that laugh together, stay together. That’s because a light-hearted approach helps balance out the more serious issues that come along.

 

13. Make wonderful new memories together

Together, you will both create and share many wonderful experiences on your journey together from the simple, random moments of bliss to life’s more memorable milestones. Treasure them.

 

14. Nurture each other

It’s the small daily acts of service and thoughtful gestures that keep love alive for a lifetime and the key is understanding what your partner values most... and making that your love offering.

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