Introduction: Most of us want to meet and settle down with the "right" person and most of us want such relationship to be strong and last at the same time.
Having someone you call your life partner is not easy, it's tough. Therefore there is need need to know the factors that will help us to nurture our relationship which will make it strong and last, this requires work and constant attention.
Strong and lasting relationships are like a really good conversation with someone you admire, trust and cherish - they are ever-changing, engaging, wonderfully rewarding and sometimes surprising. You need to work on keeping your end, respect your partner's opinion even when you disagree with it.
Factors that lead to Strong and Lasting relationship
1.) Balanced relationship: Relationships are not only about taking but also giving. If you always sit back not giving very much or feeling resentful of how much you give and how little you receive back, you may be in an unequal relationship where one side is taking more than they are giving.
For instance, Some partners do think or believe that if their partners truly loved them they would do as you ask. But people are on their own with unique needs and personalities. Just because we found someone to spend our lives with doesn't mean we give up our own personality in the process.
2.) Communication: If partners did not find a way to honestly and openly communicate their needs and feelings to one another, the relationship doesn't stand the test of time or last long. Therefore, Partners must communicate regularly, openly and directly.
Always express your feelings and needs in a respectful manner. You must always let your communication lift your partner and not bringing them down.
3.) Trust and Honesty: Different partners have different areas of concern but almost everyone values trust and honesty from their partner above all. This is because your partner is the one you want to be able to depend upon in long-term, without question or doubt.
Make sure your partner sees you as reliable and dependable.
4.) Seeing your partner as your best friend: Friendship is very important in your relationship. The happiest partners are always the closest of friends.
5.) Don't hide anything: Be it your need, past, health, family background or status, do not hide any information from your partner. Always express everything with open mind and do not allow your partner to find out later themselves.
6.) Handling Conflict, external adversity and crises: Ability of partners to stand together in the face of conflict, external challenges lead to strong and lasting relationship. In fact this should bring partners closer.
When you cannot handle it, that's when it pull your relationship apart(break).
7.) Compatible financial values: Bearing in mind that other compatibilities is very important to have a strong and lasting relationship, Formulating a viable financial plan, paying attention to financial responsibilities is very essential in building a strong and long lasting relationship.
8.) Prayer: This factor should be the First, as Jesus Christ told us, prayer is the 🔑 key.
With prayer we can move mountain, When we pray fervently, it lead to strong and lasting relationship.