4. Having Shared Opinions About Your Sex Life.
Sex is always a very important part of every relationship, but at the same time, can be a sensitive topic too. If both of you are not on the same page regarding sex, it can lead to a lot of misunderstandings, and miscommunication. Sex should always be a mutual decision, and something that both of you share, not something that you feel you have to just ‘do’.
Most importantly, sex should never be controlled by one partner, nor should someone be forced and coerced into having it. That is straight out disturbing, toxic, and unhealthy. Studies have shown that open and healthy sexual communication leads to higher relationship satisfaction for both partners. Make sure that you are open and honest with each other when it comes to talking about this. Make it more passionate and interesting by talking about what turns you on, what doesn’t, and how frequently sex should happen.
5. Being Equal Partners In The Relationship.
One of the best ways to build relationship equality is by sharing your lives together, and being equal partners in everything that you do. Creating a partnership can help you so much in making sure that your relationship remains strong and healthy, even after you have spent quite a few years together with each other. When you don’t treat your significant other as your equal partner, you are giving off the vibe that only you matter in this relationship.
Some of the best ways to create an equal partnership are the following:
- Helping each other out whenever needed.
- Working hard equally when it comes to building a life together.
- Talking to each other before making any major decisions, and buying really expensive things.
- Opening up about what is going on in both of your lives.
- Making an effort to know each other’s family and friends more intimately.
6. Supporting And Being There For Each Other.
This one is obvious, isn’t it? Providing mental and emotional support is one of the best things you can do for each other. In a happy relationship, one partner’s desires and needs never overshadow the other’s, and both of you have equal standing in the relationship. Both partners should support each other in their endeavors, goals, and dreams, without insulting and belittling each other.
There are many other ways through which you can show your support, such as trying to resolve problems, making your home stress-free as much as you can, not saying unkind and horrible things when having a fight, expressing emotional affection, and assuring each other that no matter what happens, you will always be there for them. These might seem like small gestures but can make a world of difference to your relationship.
Not every relationship has equality, but that does not mean that it cannot be created. If your relationship does not feel equal, then keep these tips in mind, and with time see for yourself, how better your relationship gets.