Falling in love is easy and sometimes occurs fast,but what follows when you start the relationship is more essential to having a happy and lengthy relationship. Here as some essentials for a relationship to work.

1.Have boundaries

For your  relationship to be successful, there should be limits to what is permissible in the relationship. Such boundaries essentially determine how you behave around each other and things that make you comfortable. Boundaries also help you maintain your individuality in the relationship.  

2.Good communication

Your relationship will thrive on the way you communicate with your partner at all times. Setting aside time to just talk about your day, work and other issues will be crucial in making your relationship successful. Effective communication helps with solving most of your relationship problems and better understanding of each other.

3.Respect each other

Valuing your partners opinions in conversations or whenever arguments arise reflects how much you respect the relationship and your partner.  Respect helps you feel safe enough to express yourself to your partner without fear of being intimidated or chastised. It should reflect in how you treat each other on a daily basis.

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4.Support each other

This means being there for each other during good times like new opportunities, or during tough times such as sickness and stressful life situations. How you handle these moments in your relationship determines how it shapes up afterwards as you both feel secure enough in the relationship. When there's lack of support, people tend to look for it elsewhere which could spell trouble for your relationship.

5.Build trust

Trust is  essential for every relationship. Believing that your partner will always remain loyal to you no matter the distance, temptations or trials keeps your relationship strong. Trusting your partner also creates an environment where you can talk about anything together and be assured of their confidentiality.

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6.Be honest with each other

For your relationship to last long and achieve your goals, you both need to be truthful about big issues to the trivial ones. Building your relationship with honesty from the word go will be crucial in avoiding issues that arise later in the relationship that may lead to separation.

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