successful relationships quotes

^^ Words of wisdom ^^

What's the key to successful relationships?
  • Without quality time, your relationship will not survive.
  • You will both need security, comfort. A good relationship is built on compromise and a great deal of give and take on both sides.
  • Keep your dependence and independence in balance. Tell and show your partner how much you need them, but don’t cling, as that can make your partner feel trapped.
  • Encourage them to listen to you, by showing appreciation when they do. By the same token, show interest when they talks to you.
  • Make them appreciate you. Don’t wait for a spontaneous compliment, but say something good about yourself and ask for their agreement.
  • Learn to do the one thing that is most likely to restore good feeling in your relationship - giving your partner a genuine, loving and approving smile.
  • Often those subtle quirks that first attracted you to your partner can, with time, turn around and become toe-curlingly annoying habits. Learn to love them, warts and all.
  • Hidden resentments poison a relationship; so if something bothers you, say it. 
  • Learn that punishing your partner won’t work. It may make you feel better to give them a hard time, but it will actually make them dig their heels in more. A better tactic is to reward the things you like and ignore what you don’t like. 
I don’t believe in investing in hate or revenge. That shit is negative, and I don’t need that kind of energy. I value myself enough to know that simply dropping out of the lives of people who have done me wrong is enough.
—  chaosandadream
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I am not entirely sure what I want anymore and that in itself is so entirely confusing.
—  I want to stop being lost but I can’t figure it out.
I’ve always been motivated by the possibility of regret. I hate looking back thinking I didn’t make the best decision. So I nail down the results I want and forge ahead to capture them.
—  Treka L. House
I find it helpful to remind myself that every human is a mess on the inside. It’s easy to assume the good-looking and well-spoken person in front of you has it all together and is therefore superior. The reality is that everyone is a basket case on the inside. Some people just hide it better. Find me a normal person and I’ll show you someone you don’t know that well.
Keep in mind that when you let go,
you’re making room for something better to be magnetized to you.
—  Lalah Delia