Even if you marry your dreams partner, you still won’t live happily together ever after. Relationships require constant care, effort, patience, and sacrifice. It’s important to make hard decisions sometimes to strengthen your relationship. These sacrifices and decisions can be very pricy and painful sometimes. But, would you sacrifice for a stronger and healthier bonds with your lover?
Keys to long-term relationships
It’s not easy to build a long-term relationship. There are keys and factors for a lasting relationship. Unlike casual relationships, it requires you sometimes to make hard choices. But, these choices and decisions help you grow together. I am not saying that you should be only the one who makes sacrifices in your relationship. You both should share making compromises. It has to be a give-and-take relationship.
Hard decisions – some pain, some gain
- Be careful when it comes to spending money
Quitting a bad habitIt’s good to save your money to achieve your future and shared goals. Your future goals can be buying a house, having kids, or a retirement plan. Sharing goals with your partner help maintain healthy bonds. You both need sacrifice buying things you love sometimes, it may be the brand dress you love, or it could be a Nike running–shoe for your spouse to jog in the morning. Saving decisions can be hard and painful sometimes, but it worth it, because it will help you achieve a certain level of future’s comfort.
You are a heavy smoker or and your spouse knew that on your first date. He/she accepted you the way you are and loved you even if you were a heavy smoker. But wait, accepting someone the way he is, doesn’t necessarily mean that you shouldn’t quit your bad habit. You will sacrifice your bad habit not only for a better and stronger marriage, but also for a healthier life.
- Relocating for a new job
You offered your dream job. It offers you a better position, a better salary, and a better career. But does it also require you to relocate? To move to a new state away from your family, from the people you love?
Relocating could be a very hard decision to make, but what if it takes you towards your career success? What if it is the next step to make your dreams come true and upgrade your life?
In this case, you and your partner need to talk! You need to discuss if you are ready to make some sacrifices, and believe it or not, this sacrifice will make your relationship even stronger.
- Giving up your beloved pet
Your partner is not a pet friendly person and he/she asked you to give up your pet to keep your relationship. What should you do? May be he/she has a strong allergy or they didn’t grow up with a pet! Or there’s no chemistry between your partner and your pet. I absolutely know, giving up your pet is a huge sacrifice, but if it is the only way to save your marriage, then it is time to be made.
- Forgiving your partners’ infidelity
Let’s pray that you will never have to make that decision. It’s probably the hardest decision that anyone can make to save a relationship. But what if your partner is deeply feeling regret for what he did. What if they promised not to repeat it again, and you sense honesty in their promise? If I were in your shoes, I would give them another chance!
Making decisions to keep a relationship has never been easy decision! But we all ready to make it to keep our relationships. No one is perfect, there will always be sacrifices and compromises.