I’m reminded of the story I heard on the radio about a couple who was married for (24) years.
The wife confessed that during their marriage there were several years of infidelity on her part.
She went on to say she loves her husband but admits she is not in love with him.
I guess the scariest part of this story is I wasn’t shocked by her confession.
Apparently there were lots of listeners calling in to the show who were.
One man called and said she should not have gotten married if she was going to cheat.
In her statement she proclaimed one of the reasons for her cheating ways was her dissatisfaction in the bedroom.
She claimed her marriage lacked passion and he didn’t know how to please her sexually.
She said that she knows her husband loves her dearly; perhaps more than she loves him and she knows that he is a good man, but her needs were simply not being met.
How would you react to this situation if you were the husband?
Believe it or not this scenario is more common than you think.
This woman was just brave enough to talk about her indiscretions.
The point here is how do you prevent your relationship from getting to this point.
Overcoming Issues Within Your Relationship
It is important to understand how many couples reach a crossroads in their relationship and at this most critical stage lack the skills necessary to overcome issues and forge ahead to build a lasting relationship.
Nurturing a relationship can be very challenging especially if you’re not equipped with the right information to help build and establish it on the core principles of relationship building.
Men don’t cheat for the reasons you think and there are (5) signs a woman is seeing another man.
However, 80% of the time it is not something that was said or done; more often than not it boils down to personal and internal issues that have not been dealt with properly.
How to Build A Relationship That Last
You’ve finally met someone who has the potential to make a good life partner. You both get along great. It’s hard to believe you’re both still excited about seeing each other.
This is rare because normally it takes about six (6) months for the excitement to wear off and then it’s back to the old drawing board.
But this appears to be something different.
It’s a little scary because after a string of bad relationships that started off well you have grown accustomed to the routine of your relationships simply fizzling out.
You find yourself a little surprised this one has staying power. But then you get that feeling.
You know the feeling you get when something is not quite right but you’re not sure exactly what it is.
It’s hard to put a finger on it but all of a sudden something is off. Something is missing.
The spark you once shared is gone and now you’re left trying to figure out what it will take to put you back on the path to building a lasting relationship.
This stage of a relationship is very common, however, many couples get to this point and simply aren’t equipped with the skills to continue building their relationship.
The (5) Ways to Make Your Relationship Last listed below are simple remedies to put your relationship back on track.
Although these (5) ways may appear to be obvious solutions, they are also essential to creating a lasting relationship.
The (5) Ways To Make Your Relationship Last
Communication – Make a serious effort to communicate with your partner. Sometimes Men have a harder time in this area. However, if you put forth the effort to communicate with one another it will pay dividends towards building a rock solid relationship.
Honesty – How can you expect to develop a lasting relationship if you’re not honest? Honesty is a huge part of any relationship because it allows you to build a solid foundation.
Ask any Architects how important it is to build on a solid foundation. Without a solid foundation a house will not stand or if it does, when a storm comes it will surely fall because there is little strength to support it to keep it from falling.
Likewise is honesty such an important element in building a solid, long-lasting relationship.
Trust – No matter how honest you are, if you are not trusted it is impossible to build a lasting relationship or if you don’t trust your partner there is not much substance to build anything.
Every meaningful relationship in life is based on trust. It is highly unlikely that you can build a lasting relationship without trust.
If you find yourself unable to trust your partner it is time to deal with it immediately by communicating and trying to re-establish trust in the relationship or perhaps ending the relationship would be better if you are unable to work through it.
Character – Can you imagine trying to build a successful business with someone who lacks character? It would be nearly impossible to do. Eventually, your business will fail because people who lack character are difficult to trust and trust.
You should always show character in every area of your relationship because it builds trust. Choosing to do the right thing even in difficult situations is a true sign of character and goes a long way in making your relationships last.
Selflessness – If you’ve been around long enough then you know that everyone is always wondering “What’s in it for Me”? This is the exact opposite of what you should think if building a relationship that last is important to you. If you decide to be more giving in your relationship you will find yourself receiving more than you are able to give. It just works like that. Stop thinking it’s all about you and take the selflessness approach and watch how your relationship blossoms and grows into something that will last a lifetime.
As always, comments are welcomed and encouraged. Cheers!
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