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How to Sustain a Relationship


A relationship is like a plant, therefore caring does not end after planting the seed it –it requires a lot of maintenance.

This is where most couples fail as they stop doing the things they did to pursue the other. Pursuing is only the beginning as relationships require nurturing and a lot of attention. Just like plants need watering or sunlight in order for them to grow.

Here are a few tips on how to sustain a relationship:

• Pay Attention to detail.
Your partner will always appreciate this as it is a sign that you actually care. There is nothing worse than a partner that does not know even the obvious about you. Forgetting your partner’s birthday is almost unforgiveable. Take each day as a opportunity to get to know each other more.

• Communicate and always reach a compromise.
Communication assists in meeting each other half way. Often the toilet seat may seem like a minor issue in a relationship but it soon becomes a huge problem as it is not communicated. Men always tend to leave the toilet seat up and women leave it closed. For each there has been a reason for doing so but when in a relationship both parties need to agree on a method that works for both of them. For more clarity on how big the situation could be in a relationship click here   Why is the toilet seat position a relationship issue?”

• Respect your partner for who they are and never undermine or judge who they aren’t.

• Love whole-heartedly and never let reservations keep you from what could be an amazing journey. Nothing is promised but it never hurts to try and say that; you did it but it never worked out.

• Treat each other.
It is often thought to be a man’s job to treat his lady but sometimes a lady should treat her man. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant as it is always the thought that counts. It really is the little things that matter the most.

• Admit to your mistakes and apologise.
Being partners does not make you the same person. By virtue of being individuals that means that you will have your differences, but key is to admit when you are wrong and apologise. There is no room for pride in a relationship as it could cost you your relationship.

There is no such thing as a perfect relationship but key is helping each other grow and be perfect for each other. For as long as you are trying to make it work, it will work.

Sinesipho Mbandazayo

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