What’s the point of life if you don’t have someone you love to experience it with?! Seriously. But if you want to be in a healthy, loving relationship (or even get wifed up), you need to have the foundations of a strong relationship! And not going to lie, a lot of modern-day relationships lack these basic elements. But lucky for y’all, I have some wisdom to share!
Key Elements of a Strong Relationship:
YOU CANNOT HAVE A STRONG RELATIONSHIP WITHOUT TRUST. You just can’t. Sorry. Either you trust someone, or you don’t. Simple as that. Granted, you and your partner should both be willing and able to make an effort in order to prove that you’re trustworthy.
Got a problem? TELL YOUR EFFING PARTNER. No one, let me repeat, NO ONE can read your damn mind. How do you expect your partner to solve a problem if they don’t even know it exists?!
Both you and your partner need to bring something to the table. Of course, it depends on what that “something” is, but you both need to add value to each other’s lives in some way or another. Relationships should be give-and-take, NOT take-take-take.
You Both Want To Help Each Other Grow
You and your partner should want to help each other GROW, not hold each other back. Aka always push your partner to be the best version of themselves that they can be. BE THEIR #1 FAN AND CHEERLEADER!
A relationship shouldn’t be 50/50, it should be 100/100. Both people need to be putting their full effort in. All. The. Time. Granted, some days will be harder than others, but relationships take work! So many relationships fail because people are too stubborn/have too much of an ego.
Know Each Other’s Love Languages
Everyone experiences and shows love differently! And you need to know how to love your partner in the ways that they need. If you want to learn more about the different love languages (words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch), I highly recommend you read The 5 Love Languages.
R-E-S-P-E-C-T! That’s right, you need to respect your partner. And their wants and needs. Do you know what else you need to do? Respect your partner enough to cut off all other romantic ties. You can’t give someone the full amount of attention/respect/effort they deserve if you’re too distracted by side hoes. Especially in this social media age, it’s terrible for relationships. CUT EM OFF.