10 Feelings partners in a successful relationship experience  

Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be in a successful relationship? Or, perhaps, you think you already are in a healthy relationship, and you just want to make sure that you are right. Defining hard and fast rules for what constitutes a successful relationship is impossible, because everyone is different, but some feelings are very good indicators. Here are ten of those feelings that partners in successful relationships say that they have. Read on and see if you agree!

1. Happiness

Happiness has to be at the number one spot on this list. In a good relationship, two people complement one another and they are both happy in the relationship. Quite simply, the feeling is that, there is simply no reason to be with anyone else.

2. Respect

Love and happiness alone is not enough, you also need mutual respect in a successful relationship. Decisions should be made together, both sides of an argument listened to, and one individual shouldn’t have the upper hand over the other.

3. You feel that you can talk

Talking is an essential part of a relationship and you should feel that you can talk to your partner about anything. There should be no taking things for granted in a successful partnership, it should be a completely honest and open; and people in a successful partnership are never afraid to talk about their problems.

4. Unconditional love

For richer or poorer, and in sickness and in health, is what the marriage vows say about this. Unconditional love does not mean an unhealthy, one sided infatuation, but it does mean loving something through both the good times, and the bad.

5. Trust

Trust is vital in a successful relationship, and a lack of it can cause many problems. People in healthy relationships feel that they can trust their partners one hundred percent, and that means trusting their judgement, their intentions and their fidelity.

6. A sense of support

Every now and then, life throws a curve ball at everyone. People in good relationships though, feel secure at all times. They know that they have someone who will help them through and provide them with all the support that they need, right when they need it.

7. Freedom

A good relationship means that you don’t feel hemmed in and trapped. You still have the freedom to peruse your own interests and ambitions within the successful partnership, and you still feel like you can be an individual.

8. Patience

Being content in a relationship means that you can feel comfortable that there is no big rush to get things done. You have time to savour things more and you know that building a life together can take time. But that’s no problem, because you have that time and you can feel relaxed about it.

9. Inspired

Healthy relationships also make people feel inspired to do their best. They motivate people to bring out the best in each other, and to feed off each other’s enthusiasm. In a successful relationship people feel that they can achieve things in their own right, as well as within the partnership.

10. Safe

A good relationship makes both parties feel safe and secure. They feel comfortable that their partner will not make big decisions without them knowing, they feel safe that they have someone who will help and protect them and, most importantly, they know that their partner would never even dream of physically harming them.

How to have a successful relationship? What are your tips?

Stay happy!

One Comment

  1. Brian khumalo
    December 2, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    nice tips indeed, as a married man I know all these add value and will always refer and practice such qualities

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