7 Traits of Highly Successful Relationships

Written by on August 28, 2012 in Relationships - No comments | Print this page


Ever wonder why some relationships can stand the test of time, while others are doomed to fail before they even start? It’s because¬† successful relationships are built with habits that benefit the relationship instead of destroy it.

1. Compromise is Abundant

When you are single, you can do whatever you want. But when you get into a relationship, there are some things that you have to compromise on. For instance, where to eat, where to go on vacation, and who gets to drive during that vacation. These are all things that require some compromise so that both parties are happy in the relationship.

Successful relationships always try to find a compromise that pleases both parties. While unsuccessful relationships often come to a solution that only pleases one person in the relationship.

2. Patience is Abundant

Patience is an absolute virtue when you are dealing with anyone, including your partner. You need to be patient when they do things differently than you do. If you are not, then you can end up blowing up at them, causing fights, and making them feel bad about their habits, beliefs, or just themselves in general. And when you make your partner feel bad, relationship problems start to arise.

3. Shared Activities

If you are in a relationship, then you are likely planning to share your life together – I hope. Knowing this, it just makes sense that you have many common areas in your life that you share. Successful relationships often share many activities such as sports, walks,and traveling.

You don’t want to grow old together and say “So what did you do for the last 50 years?” That sounds more like a stranger than an intimate partner, doesn’t it?

4. Heading In The Same Direction

Why is it so important to get to know someone before you get into a relationship with them? To see if you have common interests, thoughts, and beliefs, of course!

Growing in the same direction, as far as thoughts and beliefs, can be a powerful connector in your relationship. Many people end up starting off quite far apart when they meet (one is religious and one is not or one is into meditation and one thinks meditation is stupid). Because our thoughts and beliefs are always changing, it is not hard to imagine why so many people end up growing apart instead of closer together.

5. Humor

Successful relationships have a lot of laughter in them. Laughter produces feel good endorphins, and those hormones can cause you to look at your partner in a softer, more loving light. The more you laugh together, the more you view each other with love. So find things to laugh about, even when the going gets tough.

6.  Support is Abundant

In successful relationships there is no one trying to tear the other one down. Nobody tries to make their partner feel like the lesser person in the relationship. Instead, they support each others decisions in life and offer encouragement to reach goals. Support can be given in words, money, or just a soft place to fall when failure shows its face. Support is essential to a successful relationship.

7. Sacrifices are Made

This may be one of the biggest parts of a successful relationship. Sacrifices are made for the comfort and happiness of each other. This means that the ego is not always satisfied. Many people live to satisfy their ego.

There is no living by the rule “I want!” in successful relationships. However, because one person is always trying to make the other person happy, happiness always resides in the relationship and lack does not seem to be present.

In the end, the above 7 traits are present in all successful and happy relationships. Incorporate them into your relationship today!

This is a guest post.¬† Bellaisa is the main writer behind a blog for women called How Do You Get a Guy. Don’t let the name fool you though, there is dating advice, relationship advice, and self-improvement tips for women plus more. It is a blog for all women.


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