Sunday, 12 June 2011

The 5 major ingredients of a lasting relationship

Be it a relationship, courtship or marriage, if these ingredients are not there to spice it up, it will come crashing down in no time.

Time
Partners must spend time together no matter how tight their schedule is to know each other properly, understand their individual values and seek for ways to harmonize them.  They should know individual likes, dislikes, favourites, hobbies and interests.  This could be done in various ways; picnics, watching TV or games together, seeing a movie, engaging in sports together, visiting tourist sites, etc.


Understanding
Don’t be deceived, love or sex does not keep a relationship, understanding does, especially in marriage.  Accepting your partner for who he/she is helps to prevent avoidable clashes that can lead to break-ups. You cannot always be right, learn to forgive each other and learn from past mistakes.  Understanding keeps a relationship when the chips are down.Don’t be egocentricshare everything together because your partner is your fire proof.

Commitment
Being faithful to your partner is a priceless and uncommon virtue. Being open and sincere even when it hurts would make your partner treasure you forever.  Commitment builds trust, it makes both partners responsible and accountable and also reduces the risk of contracting STDs.


Communication
Communication sustains relationships especially when long distance is involved.  It strengthens the bond and it is the fuel that keeps the fire burning.  It is a way of reassuring your partner that you are always there.  You must discuss on how to let go off the past, survive the present and prepare for the future.



Compatibility
Compatibility is the ability to coexist but in this context the coexistence needs to be amicable. Compatibility is not devoid of problems and quarrels, it is not a natural phenomenon; it takes deliberate working out from both partners.  It works like the lock and key hypothesis of enzyme-substrate reactions.  To be a perfect match, you will need to cut down some excesses at some points and also ‘add on’ at some other. Looking for a perfect person is an endless search, instead, Strive towards perfection.

There is no one way to a perfect relationship, how you apply the fundamental principles and learn from experiences is what matters.  

REMEMBER, DON’T GO TO THE KITCHEN WHEN YOUR INGREDIENTS ARE NOT COMPLETE, you might just have a bad cooking

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2 comments:

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  2. Thank you for this post, i will surely apply these 5 ingredients to my cooking

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