How To Build A Meaningful, Long-Lasting Relationship

3 Tips That Unlock The Secret To A Meaningful, Long-Lasting Relationship

A little flirting here and there is healthy for your relationship no matter for many years you have been dating. It makes your love feel young and new.

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We constantly hear and read that in order to keep to their girl forever, guys have to keep trying and treating her like the first time they met. But, obviously, it isn't just the guys' responsibility to keep the relationship healthy and long-lasting. Both people have to put in the effort. As time goes on and you stay longer with someone, you no longer find the need to talk 24/7 or to flirt around as much. You get used to each other in your lives. While that is a good sign, sometimes, it causes the communication level is decrease and boredom in the relationship to arise. Here are a few tips to keep your long-last relationship forever:

1. Flirting with your significant other even after months or years of dating is absolutely OK

When you start off your relationship or a little even before that, it is so natural to flirt around. You gas up the other person on the smallest things, say corny compliments, and everyone is feeling as warm and loved. As time goes by, it's natural for the flirting to calm down, especially after the honeymoon phase. But a little flirting here and there is healthy for your relationship no matter for many years you have been dating. It makes your love feel young and new.

2. Communication is always the KEY

Communication is very important in every relationship, from boyfriend and girlfriend to husband and wife. When you start dating, everyone updates their significant other every second. You both are so interested in each other lives and you also try to spend every minute you can together.

Obviously, as time goes on, you don't need to spend so much time together. You learn about each other's daily routines and understand their habits. Hence, you start to assume the other person knows what you are doing and don't feel the need to tell them. You expect them to understand your feelings through your actions and silence. But that isn't very healthy. You have to communicate everything and update your partner. It makes them feel like you want them to be a part of your life.

3. Keep learning about each other

Every day you learn something new and you grow. Different situations arise and you have to make decisions you have never even thought about before. These situations change who you are and how you feel and think. Over time, you mature and think more realistically and practically. And, it is your responsibility to keep your partner updated and to ask your partner too. One common thing for couples to do when they first start dating is to play the question game. It's a simple way to get to know each other. You can still play that game even months after dating. You will learn new things about your significant other every time. Also, the longer you have been dating, the better you know each other, Hence, you can even ask very specific questions then.

Everyone wants and deserves a long-lasting relationship. Sometimes the two people love each other but just seem to eventually lack that connect. There are so many small things you can do to make sure your connection stays with that person you love.

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An Appreciation Letter To My Boyfriend

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To My Loving Boyfriend,

To start off, here's something I don't say nearly enough: thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart. You do so much for me that I can't even put into words how much I appreciate everything you do - and have done - for me over the course of our relationship so far. While every couple has their fair share of tiffs and disagreements, thank you for getting through all of them with me and making us a better couple at the other end. With any argument, we don't just throw in the towel and say we're done, but we work towards a solution that puts us in a greater place each day. Thank you for always working with me and never giving up on us.

Thank you for being supportive with everything that I want to do. Instead of trying to convince me 'no', you're encouraging me with a 'yes' or 'you got it'. Having you as my number one cheerleader is such a blessing, because I know I'll always have someone rooting for me. And you know that as much as you're cheering for me, I'm cheering for you right back. Having such immense support for one another is so important in any relationship, and I'm so lucky to have that kind of love and attention coming from you everyday.

I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate you more than words can write. I could probably talk for hours about how much I love you and how obsessed I am with you, but that's a little too much to put into an approximately 500 word piece. More importantly than telling you, I hope I'm able to show you everyday through my actions how much of a positive impact you have on my life. I'm certainly not the same person I was when we first started talking over two years ago, but I'm definitely a better person today than then, with a big thanks to you for that. You've helped me grow so much and I know you'll help me to improve for the better even more in the future.

I can't wait to see where life's adventures take us next. The only thing I know is that I definitely want to enjoy those adventures with you by my side. I promise to keep enjoying all of the little things that make every day with you so amazing. Thank you for the thousandth for everything that you do for me, because I don't know where I would be - or who I would be - had it not been you by my side all this time. Thank you for being my best friend, my secret keeper, and my confidante. And if I don't say it enough, always know I love you and everything that you do.

With So Much Love,

Your Very Appreciative Girlfriend

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Love Is Tricky, But It Is Still Possible

Take the steps and time, if it truly lasts you will have forever.

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Love is a concept that you love or hate because it involves having a partner(s) to care for and to nurture. Love is not about lust, the rush, and how fast something can happen; it is about commitment, patience, and the journey to build a permanent connection.

Most relationships fumble like a football because people focus on the wrong things than building the connection; the connection is the foundation of any relationship. As simple as the foundation sounds it is a sophisticated foundation consisted of trust, commitment, communication, time, and the desire to be together.

Even with the connection established, it is the matter of keeping the relationship because as time goes, the bond starts to wear out. However, strong relationships keep the link by going on adventures, big or small to continue to keep the relationship healthy. A healthy relationship takes things slowly and allows themselves to take in the beauty that the connection has formed between them.

Love has challenges, filled with distance, unsupportive people, and busy schedules. Love is about preserving through the obstacles to be together and laughing at everyone who said that it was not possible to be together. Love is essential, not only in the romantic aspect but in the perspective of building with one another and helping each other thrive.

Love brings the best in people because it brings the soft and caring side knowing that someone cares for them and that this thing is real (most of the time), and that someone truly cares for them. I know it did for me when I met my boyfriend, I got softer and more caring in general because of him and I'm glad I have changed for the good.

The main goal in love is to have a happy beginning, not a happy ending. Happy beginnings start the adventures together, and I hope that is possible for everyone.

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