7 Qualities Every Relationship Needs


It is often said that a happy wife equates to a happy life. “Happy wife, Happy Life” but I personally don’t believe this should be the mindset of either the husband or the wife.

I prefer the phrase, “Happy Spouse, Happy House” because it is inclusive of both sides of the relationship. The husband is one half and the wife is the other half, and when married this is what makes the one or whole.

It’s when people put their own personal motives before their spouse, and this is the first step to a disaster and the main reason what makes relationships difficult.


So here are 7 tips to help you whether your relationship is in a difficult place or if it’s really great.


1. Good communication

Communication makes it possible to receive the thoughts, opinions, and feelings of another person.

This is highly critical in a relationship because communication determines how two people will connect.

To ensure your relationship lasts for the long term, it is essential for both you and your partner to express yourself at all times and have an understanding of each other.

Good communication will keep both you and your partner on the same page.


A good marriage thrives on the open exchange of emotion, desires, and beliefs. In fact, communication is one of the most important aspects of a satisfying marriage. Most marriages go through rough times, which can change the way spouses communicate with each other. Many couples develop bad habits and create destructive patterns when things aren’t going well.


How Does Communication Work?

Many people in troubled marriages say, “We just don’t communicate anymore.” Most likely, they mean to say that they don’t communicate effectively anymore. The truth is that people are communicating all the time. Even two people giving each other the silent treatment are communicating with each other.


Just remember that there are five common pathways of communication within a marriage:

  1. The context of the situation

  2. Nonverbal physical expression (behavior, facial expressions, gestures, etc)

  3. Spoken or written communication

  4. Touch

  5. Emotional


2. Respect


Respect is the cornerstone of any Healthy Relationship. Respect means that you recognize that your partner is a whole person, and not just a way to get something that you want. It means that you know your partner has different experiences and opinions from you, and that’s ok.

For both people in the relationship, it is highly important to hold your partner’s feelings and opinions in high esteem and a positive light. Otherwise, your relationship will not thrive.

There should be mutual respect for each other. P

Show respect not only with your actions but also your words. Unreasonable accusations, put-downs and belittling each other will easily send your relationship to the point of no return.


Honesty and openness.

There is no chance for a healthy and long-lasting relationship to form if you can’t be truly open and honest with your partner.

Lies and deceit only breed mistrust.

If you or your partner have problems keeping it real with one another, it will never work.

Honesty strengthens relationships.

Both partners are responsible for their own actions and should acknowledge past shortcomings.

Honesty and openness also go hand in hand with trust. When you are honest, your partner will easily trust you at an emotional as well as physical level.

When honesty is broken, trust is broken. Share what is going on, no matter how ugly the situation.


3. Be reliable and accountable.

A huge part of a relationship is trust, but how can you trust someone if they’re constantly canceling plans or, even worse, lying?

When you make plans, follow through. Don’t say yes to a dinner you’re not sure you’ll be able to go to. Instead, be accountable. Keep a calendar and check it when you and your partner are making plans. Don’t say you’ll call and then don’t. Instead, set a reminder on your phone. Being dependable respects your partner’s time and emotional energy. After all, it can be stressful to have your plans change constantly.


4. Interdependence.

This is all about coming together with your partner and creating a strong bond.

Interdependence is much stronger than co-dependence because both parties come from a solid foundation.

As such, the relationship as a whole will be greater than “the sum of the parts.” As one of the many qualities of a good relationship, interdependence is responsible for the strongest partnerships.

5. A willingness to change.

The vast majority of successful relationships happened as a result of both parties being willing to initiate change.

When both of you pivot to accept your weaknesses, then you will become the perfect match for each other.

The willingness to change will make you more committed to your partner and your relationship in general. While this is the biggest challenge for many couples, it also brings about growth.

It is only normal to see things from your own point of view first, but you have to try to see things from your partners perspective.

Part of commitment is satisfying a need for your significant other. Change is a solid building block for anyone in love.


6. Unconditional support.

Regardless of the relationship goal, you are looking to accomplish, unconditional support is one of the most outstanding qualities of a good relationship.

If you only think about yourself, then you will not be able to bring anything tangible to the table for your partner.

A lopsided relationship only serves damage to the other party.

Do your best to support your significant other and lend a listening ear when he needs one and vice versa.

Unconditional support also brings about empathy which will drive you to understand exactly how your partner feels.

Support is simply about being there for your significant other. Pay attention to what is going on with your partner and strive to see things from their eyes. By offering unconditional support, you will find yourself getting closer over time.


7. Compromise.

Granted, you may not always be able to agree with your partner, but it is essential to compromise from time to time.

Finding a middle ground where both parties are happy is beneficial for both of you. If you are unhappy, it should be easy to let your partner know how you feel.

Express your feelings instead of harboring any resentment. Remember, there will be times that you have to stomach your pride in order to come to an agreement.

Choose to step back for the sake of preserving your relationship rather than winning an argument.

Compromise maintains a healthy partnership between two people and makes it easy to resolve problems in the future.



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