Well what is actually a relationship?
A relationship always does not imply romantic or sexual feelings for each other. A relationship is something that is found not only between lovers but also friends and family. However mostly people refer relationships as a close friendship that involves the romantic, sexual feelings and the behavior towards each other. It is a way in which two individuals are connected to each other.
An intimate relationship is a strong and deep association that involves both physical and emotional intimacy. Though intimate relationships are referred as sexual relationships but it is not always sexual as it may involve friends and family. Emotional feelings towards an individual gives rise to physical interactions or passionate attachments due to likeliness or love for the other.
The most important part of a relationship is ‘trust’. Any relationship without trust is not a relationship as there is no real understanding between each other which is also the most needed part of relationships. It does not only means knowing your partner really well but also knowing and understanding their actions and emotions even when they do not express themselves by saying or talking. Everyone in a relationship should support his/her partner in there difficult situations and also try to help them if they are walking in the wrong path.
Trust is essential in any relationship, even non-romantic ones. But it means a lot more than believing that your partner won’t cheat on you, and feeling trust isn’t nearly as powerful as showing that you trust your partner with your actions.
Also, admiration is an important element required between the partners to keep the spark alive among them. You should learn new things from your partners and preserve it as a treasure; it is a sign of a healthy bond. You should admire him/her for their knowledge and experience; encourage them for what they are doing to make them feel more confident. They should walk together towards an upgraded version of themselves and become sagacious and healthier.
Affection is what splits a romantic bond from friendship. Partners should be attracted to each other and the one who can light a spark within you. There must be fondness for the other partner that is associated with the feeling of love and being loved. It can be expressed by sweet words, looks, gestures or actions. It need not always be conveyed through words but can be done by emotions.
Respect is that one element that can make your partner trust you. You should respect his/her choices and support them.Respect means that you recognize that your partner is a whole person, and not just a way to get something that you want. It means that you know your partner has different experiences and opinions from you, and that’s ok.
Communication is one of the most important parts of a relationship, and one of the hardest. That’s because being open and honest with your partner means being open and honest with yourself. Don’t expect your partner to be a mind reader. If you’re upset, it’s important to talk openly about what’s bothering you. Don’t be accusatory.
Appreciate your differences. Don’t criticize your partner for their ideas or interests. You can disagree with someone and still respect their opinion. Part of what makes relationships awesome is the differences! Your partner can help you see the world from a new perspective, even if you don’t ultimately change your mind.Accept your partner’s boundaries, even when they’re different from yours. If your partner doesn’t want to kiss in public, or have sex, or lie to their parents, don’t pressure them. This is coercive, and potentially abusive.
Get to know yourself better. After all being in a relationship is not only getting to know about your partner but also yourself. being close to your partner you understand what you want and need from them. What you are willing to compromise on and what are the core values that you cannot compromise on. On which qualities you complement yourself as a partner.
A real relationship is where you are ready to love your partner with all your respect, honesty, adoration, affection, appreciation and most of all love.