Relationships require a lot of work and they can never last if they are one-sided. There must be a reciprocity if at all a relationship is to work. It requires couples to reach some kind of a mutual compromise and adjust their lives to accommodate each other. It does not just love that is important when it comes to sustaining a relationship, you must devote time and attention to your partner if you want to stay with him/her.
But not all of us are equally capable of sharing time or devotion. Some of us can offer a lot while some others might not be ready to offer that much. While some might be quite demanding, others may not need much to stay happy. Thereby, in order to avoid disagreements, you must be open and clear about your demands and expectations. Partners should be honest with each other and talk out their problems so that they can maintain a harmonious relationship.
Yet some of us might be afraid to talk about certain things to our partners. While it might seem to be a little difficult initially but keep in mind that it is always better to open up than to stay mum and create misunderstandings in the future.
Here are a few things that you should never be afraid to ask for in a relationship:
For relationships to work, partners must be available for each other. You must be ready to hear out your partner’s problems and try to offer a solution. Communication is the key to a functional relationship and what is the point of being in a serious relationship when you are afraid to express yourself freely to your partner?
Commitment is an essential aspect of a relationship and you shouldn’t be afraid to ask for it. The best things in life are never given but have to be fought for. If you want to spend your life with someone then you must commit to him/her.
Emotions can be extremely complex and they might overwhelm you at times. People might even call you irrational or stupid when you get too emotional but that should not be the case with your partner. Your partner must be able to step into your shoes and try to understand your point of view and help you deal with them.
Being in a relationship is much like being in a team. You have to watch out for your partner just like you would have for your teammate were you in a game. This is not a cakewalk I tell you. It requires a lot of patience and care. You will have to be by each other’s side in both good times and bad.
Things might get boring after a point of time but in order to keep things lively and interesting, you both have to appreciate the simplicity of each other’s lives as well as go out on adventures together. You should be accommodating towards your partner even if it causes distress initially.