#6 Work as a team. The key to understanding how to keep a relationship going is trust. The only way that you build and establish trust is to be there for one another, not keep secrets, and work to solve problems and build a life together.
Stop thinking you are a one-man band and work together. A strong relationship involves two people combining their hearts, their souls, and their lives. If you don’t do that, then you are simply two people living together, emotionally apart.
Make major decisions together, talk through your problems, and turn to each other to figure stuff out. If you want them to be your better half, let them be, by including them in your life instead of keeping things separate.
#7 Be honest. To build trust, you must be honest. Sometimes we tell little lies to “avoid a fight.” I get it, no one wants to fight! The problem when you tell “little lies” and you are found out, they become giant fights.
They also put little cracks into your relationship and make your significant other question your truthfulness going forward. If you lie once, even in a small degree, who is to say you can’t do it on a grand scale?
It is those little mistruths we tell that damage our relationship the most. They poke holes over time and destroy trust.
#8 Learn to speak their language. A lot of times people think that everyone acknowledges love in the same way. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. Every person both shows and interprets love differently.
If you want to know how to keep a relationship going, find out how your partner hears love. Each person has different needs, if you find out what your partner needs to feel loved and whole, talk to them in their language.
That might mean they need to hear you say, “I love you,” or it might mean they need you to take out the garbage. It is important to figure out their perception of love so you can speak their language and continually tell them “I love you” in the ways that they hear.