A life without meaningful relationships would rightly resemble a tunnel with no end. It would feel dark and suffocating, not to mention the feeling of emptiness coming along. For any relationship to survive, you need to put in constant efforts, every day. And the more efforts you invest, the brighter and better those relationships shine.
Be it with your mother, father, sibling, better-half, friend, or any other social bond, the following 5 secret ingredients play a vital role in strengthening the roots of any relationship.
1. Trust :
This deserves the top position. After all, it is the foundation of any relationship. What’s surprising about trust is that even a lifetime is not enough to prove it, and to crumble it, all it takes is a mere second. Though trust is fragile, it’s uncompromising. When you trust someone, you rely on the person to keep your secrets locked in the chambers of his/her heart. In return, ensure that you follow the same because as it is rightly said, trust is like a paper; once crumbled, it can never be perfect.
2. Love :
If life were a garden, then love would be the blooms – it adds fragrance and beauty to any bond. Though men pretend to be cool dudes who are strong from within, the truth is that they, too, long to feel loved. We all wish to have that special someone whom we can share our ups and downs with and the wonderful thing about love is that the more you shower it, the more it multiplies. Where there’s love, there’s no room for jealousy, anger, dishonesty, and prejudice.
3. Communication :
Whether it is one’s personal or professional life, effective communication is key to reaping the best of all the four ingredients mentioned in the list. Assuming things, not speaking clearly, tampering with facts, and being unapologetic are the greatest hindrances to fuel a bond with love and trust. Be very frank about your likes and dislikes. Mention things that hurt you and when someone points a flaw in you, be receptive rather than rebellious. Just think how good he/she is doing by helping you to discover a better you!
4. Patience :
The more you water a tree, the better it’ll grow and the sweeter fruits it’ll reap. For any relationship to bloom at its best, you need to invest emotions, energy, devotion, and care. All this takes time. Also, since good and bad days are the two sides of the same coin, there will be times when you’ll feel drained and want to quit. During these moments, handling situations maturely and staying positive reap the sweetest of fruits in a relationship. Stay grounded, keep smiling, never give up, and your relationship shall fly.
5. Compromise :
One of the biggest barriers in any relationship is the evil called ego. We all want things to go our way and if this doesn’t happen, we leave no stone unturned in cursing destiny. Rather than being dominating, arriving at a mutual decision pays off better. Understand the perspective of the other person and never, ever judge. Any relationship requires compromise and sacrifice for it to conquer heights, and if this means keeping a rigid mindset at bay, trust us, it is worth the effort.
Life is short. Live it big by imbibing these small yet important values in your day to day life.