“In a strong relationship each person should support the other; they should lift each other up.” – Taylor Swift
Nick Hornby once said, “It’s no good pretending that any relationship has a future if your record collections disagree violently or if your favorite films wouldn’t even speak to each other if they met at a party.” There’s all kinds of different levels of strength when it comes to relationships – and some relationships are stronger than others.
A strong relationship is one where you “Enjoy what others have to offer rather than trying to change them to fit your own template of how life and love should be,” according to author Kate Figes.
So, if you’re trying to evaluate how strong your relationship is, you may be trying to compare it to other relationships that you see around you in your day to day life. But, there is an even better way to figure out if your relationship is stronger than ever, especially if it has gone through rough patches before.HERE ARE 11 HABITS OF A RELATIONSHIP THAT IS STRONG
1. GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILLS
One of the biggest, most important things when it comes to relationships is knowing how to communicate with your partner. Whether it’s communicating about your plans for the day, or talking about deep, emotional things that can bring you closer together, communication is one of the most important things that a relationship needs to be strong. And more important, you also know how to listen to one another when you’re communicating back and forth, even if it’s about something silly.
Or as psychologist and relationship expert John Gottman pointed out, “The thing that all really good marriages and love relationships have in common is that they communicate to their partner a model that when you’re upset, I listen. The world stops, and I listen. And we repair things. We don’t let things go. We don’t leave one another in pain. We talk about it, and we repair.”