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5 Things That Can Make or Break Your Relationship

Updated on July 14, 2017

Relationships these days are common among almost all age groups, be it teenagers or adults. But despite being so widespread, many of us spend our lives trying to understand our significant others. Well, you see, there isn’t any hard and fast rule for maintaining relationships, because love comes naturally and if you do start following rules to maintain your bond then you might start questioning you loyalty. There are, however, certain things that are crucial to maintain any bond, so let’s find out!

1. Trust

Despite being difficult to maintain at times, trust is the most important thing you want to maintain with your loved one, especially when it comes to long distance relationships. And if you are already at that point in your relationship where you have shattered the trust of your loved one, you might want to consider ways to win their trust by showing them how special they are for you. Yes, go ahead and show them how much they mean to you

2. Honesty

Well, this may sound analogous to the previous point, but it is crucial to realize the importance of being honest in a relationship, although it might get you in trouble sometimes but still it will have a long lasting effect on your relationship and bring you closer to each other.

3. Respect

Absence of respect in a relationship can damage one’s self esteem, and you might start questioning your worth. Besides, it may give you more reasons to fight and lead to more misunderstandings. Respect each other in the bad times just as much as you do when everything is going great.

4. Personal Space

This needs to be realized that everyone needs their personal space, yes you may still use each other’s toothbrush or pee with the door open, but you need to give each other some time alone and respect each other’s desires of having a life outside your relationship. This will also make you realize how much you miss each other when you are not together, which is impossible if you are being too clingy.

5. Time

You might be working all night on that research paper, or you might be partying with your BFF’s, no matter how busy you are you need to stop making excuses for not answering that phone call or not showing up for that movie you two bought tickets for together. Although you might be expecting the other to understand your busy schedule, but still you need to spend some quality time together in order to spice up your love life again and give a reassurance that no matter where you are or what you do your love is never going to change.


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    • dashingscorpio profile image


      2 years ago from Chicago

      Initially I would say the most important thing to begin with is knowing yourself, your wants, and needs of a mate before you set out to pursue a relationship with anyone.

      Those who don't usually end up allowing "impulsive connections" and "happenstance" to dictate their relationship choices.

      It's the equivalent of going shopping without a list!

      Each of us (chooses) our own friends, lovers, and spouse.

      Choose wisely!

      The 5 things you mentioned are important however I would say once one knows them self and what they want (honesty) should be listed before (trust).

      It is because of one's demonstration of honesty over time that causes us to (trust) them. Blindly "trusting" people can lead to heartache very quickly. It takes time to establish trust.

      Much like (respect) trust is (earned) over time.

      Aside from that everyone has their own mate selection/screening process and "must haves list" for considering who is relationship material. Each of us has our own "deal breakers" and boundaries.

      The goal is to find someone who shares your same values, wants the same things for the relationship that you do, naturally agrees with you on how to obtain those things and last but not least have a mutual depth of love and desire for one another.

      Compatibility trumps compromise.

      Like attracts like and opposites attract divorce attorneys!

      "Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary."

      - Oscar Wilde


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