When you commit yourself to someone you have aspirations and expectations of your relationship and your partner.

You want love and affection and companionship at the very least but there are many more ingredients for a successful relationship.

1. HONESTY

Honesty is always the best policy; getting caught in a lie can be disastrous for a relationship.

2. FIDELITY

How can you live with someone who is unfaithful to you?

3. AFFECTION

Always be keen to show your affection, It’s surprising how quickly your partner can forget it.

4. SPACE

Don’t live in each other’s pockets 24/7; give each other space to be an individual.

5. UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

Your love should remain constant, regardless of financial situation or any other external factor.

6. TRUST

A relationship without trust is built on stony ground.

7. ADVICE

You should feel confident in both giving and receiving advice from your partner; their opinion should matter to you.

8. ENERGY

A relationship can be in danger when things get lackluster.

Strive to keep the energy between you up.

9. GOOD DIET

You share a lot of meals, so do something good for the both of you and adopt a tasty but healthy diet to share.

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10. OPTIMISM

It’s always great to be optimistic with each other, to encourage one another’s dreams and goals.

11. ADVENTURE

Keep the flame and spark alive by going on adventures together, whether small scale or big scale!

12. AWARENESS

Always be aware of each other’s feelings, be able to notice when your partner isn’t feeling their best etc.

13. IDENTITY

Make sure that you both keep your own identities, it’s important to remain an individual and not become absolutely defined by your relationship.

14. RESPECT

Respect is earned, so make sure that you both earn each other’s respect by being kind and helpful and loving.

15. FORGIVENESS

Don’t sweat the small stuff.

Nobody wants to have a relationship full of unnecessary conflict.

Be more open to forgiveness.

16. TIME

Time is very important, time to forgive, time to heal, time to adjust, time to discover, and time to make amends.

17. PATIENCE

A good, strong relationship is all about patience for one another, about not getting annoyed or upset when something doesn’t go according to plan.

18. FAMILY

A relationship will likely not last if your families do not approve, so strive to incorporate your families in to the partnership.

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19. LAUGHTER

Laughter truly is the best medicine and it can lighten the mood even on a dark day, it’s vital that your partner can make you laugh.

20. MOTIVATION

If you can motivate your partner and be motivated by him, it will bring joy and success in many different areas of your life together.

21. ACCEPTANCE

Accepting your partner for who he is, and vice versa, is the key to unlocking a lifetime of happiness away from unmet expectations.

22. APPRECIATION

Always remember to show your appreciation for even the smallest acts of love or kindness.

23. PRIDE

Being proud of your partner is an amazing feeling, as well as them having pride in you.

It shows the rest of the world that you are happy and content.

24. SECURITY

Feeling secure with a person is one of the best feelings in the world, and finding security in your partner hints at a long lasting union.

25. COMPASSION

It’s important to have compassion for your partner, even if they are going through something that you cannot necessarily relate to.

26. COMPROMISE

Compromise is the key to any successful relationship, you have to remember that it’s not just you anymore, it’s him as well!

27. FRIENDSHIP

After all, why would you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody who you don’t even class as true friend?

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By Neecey Beresford
Source – love.allwomenstalk.com