Having a strong, long-lasting relationship takes a lot of work and cooperation between two people who come from differing backgrounds. Each partner brings to their marriage different expectations and ideas that must merge as the relationship grows and matures into one that will withstand time and trials that will surely come. The couple must work together and avoid bad habits that are a detriment to the formation of a healthy alliance. By avoiding the traps mentioned in this article, yours can be a relationship that lasts for many years to come.
1. Avoid the blame game. This game can ruin a wonderful relationship that is beginning to grow and develop. Men usually excel at this game when they are caught doing something their partner would not like. Women tend to blame men when they are upset. A bad mood, a stressful day, or an illness can cause her to blame the man for something that he is clueless about.
2. Don’t run out of things to talk about. Conversation is the key to a happy and comfortable relationship. Begin the day by asking how your mate slept. If possible, share conversations by phone. At the end of the day, ask how the day went and again share the events of the day. Communication is a must in a happy relationship.