How to prepare for a long-term relationship?

Learn the crucial steps to create a thriving long-term relationship—communication, self-improvement, and regular renewals ensure enduring companionship.

How to prepare for a long-term relationship?

Love and relationships are not commonly discussed topics in Indian households. Most
of us get our education on love and relationships from Bollywood and from societal conditioning that has been passed down through generations. This may work for some people, but it doesn't work for many.

If you’re looking for a long-term relationship, it’s important to remember that your relationship is unique. There is no ‘one size fits all’ formula for a successful relationship. You and your partner need to create your own rules and guidelines.

Here are a few tips you may consider building a long-lasting relationship be it marriage, domestic partnership or companionship

1) Take time to understand what you want and what you’re looking for in a partner. It is important to be honest with yourself and have a clear idea of your must-haves and deal-breakers. You need to be patient and keep your options open. Don’t get too attached to any one person too soon and give yourself and your potential partner time to get to know each other.

2) One of the most important things you can do to prepare for a long-term relationship is to work on your communication skills. This means learning how to express yourself, listen to your partner, and resolve conflicts in a healthy way. If you’re not sure how to do this, there are plenty of resources available to help you, including books, therapy, and online courses.

Taking the time to prepare for a long-term relationship will pay off in the end. You’ll be able to weather any storm that comes your way and emerge even stronger as a couple.

3) Being honest with yourself about your own toxicity. Do you get angry easily? Do you like to yell or hit? Are you controlling? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need to work on yourself before you enter a relationship.

4) Resetting and renewing the relationship every few years vs living in assumption about all being well. It’s just like we need to service our car our relationships need a tune-up every now and then. This means taking a step back and reassessing what you want and need from the relationship. It also means having a conversation about your shared values and goals to ensure you are on the same page.

If you’re willing to put in the work, a long-term relationship can be a great source of joy and companionship setting yourself up for success!!!

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