An important aspect of every relationship, whether it’s with your partner, family, or friends, is the set of unspoken rules that govern your interactions with each other. These laws are often so ingrained in us that we aren’t even aware they exist. However, as with all laws of nature, if you don’t obey them, there will be consequences (sometimes serious ones). Here are 10 irrefutable laws you must abide with in a relationship if you want to keep it successful and happy.
1: Two people are always going to have different opinions
Your opinion and my opinion will always be different. Someone might like ice cream and someone else might prefer popsicles. One person might love watching football, while another loves playing it. Always remember that you both have a different perspective on things. This can help you understand each other better so you can keep an open mind when dealing with problems in your relationship. When in conflict, think about how your partner may be feeling or reacting to something you said or did before reacting yourself. Remember: two people are always going to have different opinions—always!
2: Keep communication open
A relationship will never work if you don’t keep communication open. Communication is an essential part of any relationship, so be honest and clear with your significant other, even when it’s difficult to do so. If there are things that need to be said and dealt with, deal with them – don’t push them aside or try to pretend they don’t exist. It might be uncomfortable at first but that just means you need to have a more open conversation about it. When communication is honest and open you can trust each other. Law 3: Agree on terms: In any relationship, there must be a set of terms that both parties agree upon in order for it to move forward successfully without tension or fighting.
3: There will be moments of disagreement
no relationship is without them. The important thing to remember is that even though we may have our differences of opinion, there are certain times when we agree to disagree. Do not try to argue just because you feel you’re right. Take a step back and think about your relationship as a whole. Is it really worth fighting over?
4: Accept that nobody is perfect
If you expect perfection from your partner, you will only drive yourself crazy. Every person has faults and quirks, and that’s what makes them human. Nobody is perfect; we all have our ups and downs. Accept it. Embrace it. Love it. All of it!
5: Learn to forgive (and ask for forgiveness)
None of us are perfect, which means we’ll all make mistakes in a relationship. Whether it’s over something big or something small, learning to forgive each other is essential if you want to have a successful relationship. Asking for forgiveness and actually making amends will help keep you on good terms; remember that forgiving someone does not mean forgetting about what happened, nor does it mean that you’ve given up your right to be upset—it just means that you’re trying to move past it. Law 5: Learn to forgive (and ask for forgiveness)
6: Be prepared to compromise
Never go into a relationship expecting your significant other to change for you. But, at some point in a relationship, compromise will become necessary. Since compromise means surrendering something of importance to you for the benefit of another person or situation, it’s important that both parties be willing and ready to step outside their comfort zones. If either person is unwilling to do so from day one, it’s likely he or she won’t ever be able to—and that is not a foundation on which any healthy relationship can be built. Remember: Love conquers all! It shouldn’t take away your individuality though. It should enhance it! So stand up for yourself and what matters most; but always with respect and an open mind.
7: Forget about playing games
When it comes to a healthy relationship, avoid trying to play games with your partner. When one person starts playing, it quickly leads to turmoil and distress. Avoid any type of game playing in order to maintain peace in your relationship. If you feel that you are being played by someone else, take time out to reflect on your own behavior instead of blaming others for what is happening. By analyzing where things have gone wrong, you can begin working toward ways to ensure that everyone has a better experience when interacting with their partners and friends.
8: Agree on common interests/goals
If you and your partner are working together on a goal that’s important to both of you, you’ll not only be helping each other achieve success but also making progress toward a shared goal. Similarly, if there are things that are important to you but your partner doesn’t care about them, don’t expect that person to help you achieve those goals. When setting goals together with someone in a relationship or marriage it is vital to communicate so you know whether both parties have compatible interests. If not, then either change your interests or find another person whose interests match up better with yours!
9: Work at it every day
Keep in mind that some days will be easy, while others will seem like you’re crawling uphill. Work with your partner every day to make it a priority to tackle one of these laws. It is important to remember that there will be times when you aren’t living up to one of these laws and your partner won’t be either. As long as you are both trying your best, you can accept each other for who you are and learn from each other along the way. But if one or both of you stops trying then it is time to bring in a third party or professional counselor to help facilitate change in communication styles and interpersonal habits. The most common reason relationships fail (next to infidelity) is when one person gives up on working at it’
10 : Never Stop Appreciating Each Other
We’re bombarded by stories of young Hollywood couples breaking up and divorcing because they grew apart. It seems that no matter how much money you have, how many fancy vacations you take, or how much time you spend together, being married is still about finding ways to see each other for who you really are and never losing sight of what attracted you in the first place. No matter what happens in your relationship, always look for reasons to appreciate your partner. Stop and tell them that every now and then. They might not remember but it’ll make a big difference.