ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Building a Strong Relationship

Updated on February 18, 2018
Source

Becoming Strong in a Relationship

Strong relationships do not happen over night. Becoming strong in a relationship is the same as becoming strong at anything. To get physically strong you work out, to get mentally strong, you study. All these things take time and work and so does building a strong relationship. So if you want that strong bond, you are going to have to work at it.

The outcome is well worth it. It is wonderful thing to be able to share your life with a partner who is by your side and with whom you can share anything.

Do not take it for granted, these relationships are hard to accomplish. So if you have a strong relationship, hold on to it and continue to water it so it will continue to grow!

Tips on Building a Strong Relationship

  • In order to become strong in a relationship you have to have a foundation built. Trust is an important key to a strong relationship. Without trust you will never become strong. Be loyal and faithful to your partner and continue building that trust. The more you trust each other the stronger you will become.
  • Show them you care. Make sure to make them an important part of your day and be sure to show them both physically and emotionally. Keep them included on things happening and your feelings. Reach out to them to let them know you are thinking about them. Always make time for them even during your busy day. Be sure to kiss them and hug them. Remind them that you love them. Get them small gifts and tokens just because. Make them feel special.
  • Be comfortable with each other and laugh. If you are able to laugh at your faults and not feel like messing up is the end of the world, it will help to build that strong bond. Being light and fun is important. Being able to joke and bringing a smile to your partners face will help make your relationship stronger. Being able to joke without getting your feelings hurt and laughing at yourself is important.
  • Agree to disagree. Make sure that you understand that just because your partner does not agree with you that he/she is wrong. You are two different people and you will have different ideas and beliefs. You need to be able to hear the other person out and listen to their ideas. You do not have to agree with them, but allow them a change to make their point. If you still do not agree, that is fine. You do not have to agree on everything!
  • Be supportive. Support your significant other in things they do or want to do. Again, the key to building a strong relationship is to stand by them and help them achieve the goals and desires that is important to them. Make sure they are aware that you are there for them, rooting for them. Also make it clear that you are on their side and want to see them succeed.
  • Go out of your way to make dates and/or spend alone time doing something. You do not have to go out necessarily, but make sure you spend time talking and enjoying each others company. Sitting next to them in the same room watching TV is time, but it is not much of a bonding experience. Playing a board game or video games are some fun things to do at home. These are activities where you will interact and laugh. You want to make sure you still have a good time together.
  • Though you do not have to participate in all things that your significant other does, pick something that is important to them and not so important to you and take the time to learn and or engage in that activity. Showing them that you would like to do something to make them happy and to spend time with them will help to make your bond stronger.
  • Show confidence. Being able to show your significant other that you are confident and independent is important. It puts a lot less stress on the other person knowing that they are not the only thing that you depend on to make them happy. Being able to take care of yourself and being able to make yourself happy, helps build a strong relationship. It also allows the other person to also build their own confidence. Not totally depending on the other person puts a lot less strain on the relationship.

Source

Be Comfortable in Your Skin and Be Honest

We want to feel comfortable in our own skin, and be able to act and say what we feel without feeling ashamed or embarrassed. From the beginning of the relationship be upfront and honest. Of course this builds trust but it also allows us to be comfortable with who we are, and allows the other person to fall in love with the real us. I know a lot of us will put on a little bit of an act when trying to attract a person we like.

But what happens after we got them? If you were not honest up front we would be starting the relationship off on the wrong foot. You would already be losing points in the trust are. So it is best to always be honest and always be yourself. It just works out best that way.

Is Love Work?

Do you think it takes work to build a strong relationship?

See results

Communicating to Build a Relationship

To sum it up, communication is one of the biggest factors in building a strong relationship. Letting the other person know how you feel and taking the time to talk and the time to get to know each other on a deeper level is important. It does not matter if you have been in a relationship for one week or 20 years, you should always communicate. The more you talk to each other the more comfortable you will feel with each other, the stronger you will become. You can always learn something new about the other person, since we are always growing as people.

Making your loved one feel special and important is another huge factor. As long as you both put in the effort and pay attention to each others needs, hopes and desires then you are on your way to building a strong relationship.

I do not always agree with my husband but I always have his back. We are all human and not perfect so we need to love and respect each other - not break each other down. Having his/her back shows that they can trust you and that you will be there for them through thick and thin. Building that confidence in each other builds a strong bond that is hard to break. Building a strong relationship does take time and work but having that type of love is wonderful!



Source

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • jennshealthstore profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer M 

      6 years ago from Florida

      You are right glorgeousmom. And since the time I wrote that article, I have learned quite a few more things. I think I should update!

    • glorgeousmom profile image

      Glo L Bernadas 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      Uncompromised honesty, respect and total commitment are very important in keeping a relationship strong. Great hub. Voted up.

    • sunkentreasure profile image

      BERNARD LEVINE 

      6 years ago from RUIMSIG, SOUTH AFRICA

      SECRETS OF LOVE By BERNARD LEVINE

      Make your love one feel special everyday.

      Do not allow your lives to become routine -

      prepare lots of different activities to enjoy.

      Never take your loved one for granted.

      Keep your love forever precious,

      sacred and beautiful.

      What you put into your love

      is what you will get out of your love.

      Enrich your lives with prayer.

      Always be your partners best friend.

      © Bernard Levine

    • kenneth avery profile image

      Kenneth Avery 

      6 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      12/6, nighttime

      Hello, Jenn, YOU,my good friend, are MOST WELCOME. And making my followers and non-followers happy, maybe smile, is what I am about. Not boasting. Just stating facts. YOU and yours have the Best Christmas ever! Kenneth

    • jennshealthstore profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer M 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Thank you very much Kenneth for your kind words! You and your family have a great Christmas as well and a Happy New Year!

    • kenneth avery profile image

      Kenneth Avery 

      6 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      12-6-2011

      Dear jenn, may I say a few things about this hub? Okay. I sincerely think that this hub is:

      AMAZING; WONDERFULLY-WRITTEN; PROFESSIONALLY-PRESENTED; TRUTHFUL; INTELLIGENT; A SLICE OF REAL LIFE IN WORDS; THE WORK OF A HIGHLY-TALENTED PERSON. And all of this is from My heart. Thanks for sharing your talent and thank you for following me. I wish only the best for you and yours and pray that you have a Very Merry Christmas and a Safe 2012. Kenneth

    • jennshealthstore profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer M 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Thank you Bethperry.

    • bethperry profile image

      Beth Perry 

      7 years ago from Tennesee

      Good Hub!

    • jennshealthstore profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer M 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Thanks Deborah. I thought those quotes were great as well. There are many more on that site!

    • Deborah Demander profile image

      Deborah Demander 

      7 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      Well done. I appreciated the quotes especially.

      Namaste.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)