What have relationships become today? Have they just become a support system in our life or do they really mean something?
Earlier, love was pure. A single person, in any condition, for the rest of the life. But today, the core values of relationships are lost. I feel, there are conditions these days in every relationship, like do not get too attached or do not expect anything from me or I don’t think there is any future of us. There is no state of patience (I can tell), these days which used to prevail earlier in a relationship, which plays a key role in the upbringing of the same. Also, from where I see this topic, in every relationship, there is a dominant partner and a recessive partner and the power always lies in the hands of the former. In this process, the recessive partner who is more emotional and less logical, always suffers, because they always love more unconditionally only wanting their love to be happy. People are slowly losing their faith in love, in relationships and in the happily ever after.
I asked some of my friends (some of whom have been in a relationship for 5 years or are in a long distance relationship) about this and their collaborate point of view was that the basic foundation of any relationship is trust and understanding. For two people being in a healthy and successful relationship, they have to know each other, so that there is no issue of mistrust or insecurity. Jealousy also plays an important factor in a relationship. There should be a bit of jealousy as it makes the partner feel wanted, but the more of this jealousy or insecurity can cause some serious damage in the relationship.
People always want to feel wanted and loved and that is what the significant other should do. If you are in a relationship with someone for a long time, never take them for granted. Always try to maintain the spark in your relationship. Plan surprises for your partner. Spoil them. Make them feel beautiful and loved. Never make your relationship about power or dominance. Treat your partner as you want to be treated. Balance your priorities with that of your beloved. Love them truthfully, unconditionally and always maintain trust and understanding in your relationship to make it last a lifetime.