What makes a relationship built on a solid foundation?
From my own personal experience, having a great relationship is build on the following seven pillars:
1. Breathing space.
There needs to be room for privacy or space regardless of how intimate you are.
No matter how much I love my husband, I still need space to do a lot of my work, meeting friends and relaxing on the computer.
There is no need to be 24/7 together all the time.
Schedule space and breathing time between you and your partner at least once a week.
2. Have trust
There is no point marrying someone or dating someone if you cannot trust them, right?
There has to be trust in the relationship because if there isn’t, why bother wasting your time on someone that you couldn’t even trust?
3. Don’t browse through his/her personal belongings
Respect them by not go through his or her personal belongings unless he/she has given you permission.
Let them know that respect and trust is your top priority and that you will respect that no matter what.
4. Be happy
Show off your beautiful smile :).
Someone who likes to smile is bound to attract a lot of ‘good fortune” in life, including your relationships.
5. Be balanced in everything you do.
Don’t focus too excessively on your relationship.
You still have a career, your own group of friends, your hobbies and so on to attend to.
A balanced life is a happy life.
6. No need to call him/her all the time: 24/7
Give them room to breathe and interact with other people.
Even a table needs four legs to be stable.
Make sure you don’t see him/her as your “sole pillar” in life. Build other “pillars” in your life so it is balanced.
7. Be calm and even inside.
If you have emotional issues it is highly likely you might bring this into the relationship as well.
Work on them and be calm and even at all times if possible and try not to bring too many dramas into your life.
One’s own energies can affect others, particularly your loved ones.
So be mindful of what your emotional state is before interacting with them.