For anyone in an intimate relationship the key to keeping that relationship strong is to make sure that there is open and honest communication between both parties. The foundation of any strong relationship is trust and honesty. Without trust and honesty feelings of mistrust can start, and in many cases this is the beginning of the end for a relationship.
So how do you avoid these feelings of mistrust? You do so by being honest with your partner and making sure that the two of you talk about everything. You need to make sure that your partner knows that they can turn to you for any reason however intimate it might be. If you don’t encourage this, your partner may feel inclined to turn elsewhere for their emotional needs, which can lead to infidelity.
One thing that just about everyone has heard of is that you shouldn’t go to bed angry. When you do go to bed angry without resolving an argument first, then the negative feelings will continue to bother and you and your partner will likely end up unsatisfied with each other. So make it a point to communicate with your partner and try to resolve whatever issues you are having before you go to bed. You don’t necessarily have to admit you were wrong, but what you do have to do is try to understand your partner’s perspective. By working to find common ground, you can both go to bed without feeling anger and resentment toward each other.
Another very important part of building and maintaining a strong intimate relationship is to make sure that you open up to your partner, and that they do the same to you. If there is something that is bothering you, the worst thing you can do is keep it bottled up inside and not say anything. This will lead to frustration, which can have a major negative impact on your relationship. So make sure that you speak up, and when you do so, always do it in a calm and understanding manner.
Today many marriages and other types of long term intimate relationships fail for a variety of reasons. But the root of most of these issues involves a lack of open communicate between both people in a relationship. Oftentimes many issues can be resolved before they become major problems by simply talking about them. When you make open and honest communication a priority, your relationship will grow stronger and in most cases last longer.