Getting into the depths of a new romance can be an incredibly freeing and exhilarating experience. You meet someone you have the privilege of falling in love with and you’re lucky enough to have that person fall in love with you as well. You each serve as blessings for each other and you give one another a reason to be thankful every day that you’re alive. And it’s great during early love; you feel like you would never want to spend a moment apart from one another. You constantly want to be in each other’s presence and you wouldn’t want to have it any other way. You both establish a kind of synchronization that is exclusive only to your relationship and you know that that makes you special as a couple. You seem to be suspended in a state of perpetual bliss with one another and that’s how early loving relationships are supposed to feel like.
But eventually, the magic is going to start to gradually wear off in the relationship and you will be slowly brought back to earth. The ugliness of life and reality will start to rear its ugly head and your relationship is going to be put through its first tests and trials. You begin to discover that happiness isn’t something that’s going to be permanent in your relationship after all. You begin to understand that it’s true when they say that relationships aren’t designed to be easy all the time. The first phase of initial challenges in a relationship might shock and overwhelm you. But it’s important for you to never be discouraged. You have to maintain a calm mind and remember that it’s possible for you to overcome your problems and troubles if you approach things the right way with a level head. If you let your emotions get the best of you, you risk damning the relationship into eventual destruction. It’s things like these that really matter in making the relationship last for the long-term.
New relationships are great because of the level of bliss that they can bring to you, but it’s also important to note that this is the phase of your relationship wherein you really need to build a solid foundation for your love; a foundation solid enough for you to fall back on in case things get really challenging. You have to be able to establish a strong relationship dynamic even in the early stages of the relationship to ensure your longevity as a couple. Here are 5 tips to making sure your new romance is actually built to stand the test of time and space.
1. Always make an effort to be real with one another even when it’s inconvenient.
Realness is very important especially when you’re still in the early stages of your relationship. If early on, you already feel compelled to act fake or to be a kind of person you’re not comfortable with being, then you are essentially going to have to build your relationship on that lie. Be as real and as honest with each other early on so that you don’t mislead one another as you’re starting to build your romantic lives together.
2. Maintain an aura of positivity and optimism no matter the circumstance.
It always pays to approach life with an optimistic and positive energy. Positivity is actually infectious and if you always try to exude positive vibes in your relationship, then you are going to propagate a very optimistic and light environment for yourself and for your partner. It won’t even matter how difficult your trials as a couple may be so as long as you’re facing it together and with a positive outlook.
3. Don’t be afraid of having deep and meaningful conversations with each other.
One of the best ways to really establish a deep and solid emotional bond with one another is to go deep with your conversations. Yes, small talk is great for keeping things light and casual. But the only way to really get serious with another person is when you allow each other to go deep with how you talk to one another. It’s the best way to really get to know what another person is truly made of.
4. Allow yourselves to have your share of flaws, imperfections, and shortcomings every now and then.
Understand as early as now that your partner is not perfect. You won’t always be happy with one another. You aren’t always going to be pleased with each other and that’s okay. You are both only human and you are both very much prone to making mistakes. Ensure that you both realize your own weaknesses and vulnerabilities early on so that you don’t get blindsided by them in the future.
5. Constantly find ways to celebrate your love for one another.
Always find a reason to be happy with one another. Remind yourselves just how lucky you are to be with each other; and how even though things may get difficult at times, you wouldn’t want to have it any other way.