Happiness in a relationship doesn’t always come easy but there are just rare and special circumstances where two people effortlessly make it work – and it’s not because they’re soulmates and they think that they’re destined for each other. In fact, most of the time, it’s the opposite.
The happiest couples in the world are made up of two people, strengthened in a union in which one complements what the other lacks; a partnership composed of different and dissimilar traits that perfectly fit like unique pieces of a puzzle.
It may sound too good to be true, but this article will help you understand this concept of such beautiful irony in love. If you want to know how happy couples find and maintain happiness in their relationship, this list is for you.
Here are the simple secrets of a happy couple that you should learn from:
1. They love making each other laugh.
Humor plays an important part in a happy relationship because of how it adds color to even the most boring conversations.
2. They always talk about what’s bothering them.
They don’t hide their true feelings and they always choose to talk about the things that bother them. Openness and transparency when it comes to how they feel for each other are two important things that they never take for granted.
3. They’re not scared to make mistakes.
The fear of failure and of making mistakes can limit a couple’s ability to be the best versions of themselves not only for their relationship but for their individual well-being. Happy couples know that they are both imperfect and that their imperfections can help them grow.
4. They prefer the quality over frequency in conversations.
Happy couples don’t have to talk and be in touch every minute of every day. They would rather choose to be together even for just an hour or two, spending quality time and talking about what matters, than to constantly engage in small talks and redundant greetings.
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5. They know when to say NO.
They know what they deserve, and they always have the freedom to say NO even if it means disappointing their significant other. They respect disagreements and refusals as part of the process of getting to know each other. This is because they understand that both of them are unique in their own ways.
6. They don’t allow their days to be boring.
They don’t allow boredom to take over because they know how to have fun. Happy couples know exactly what to do during the quietest afternoons or laziest mornings. They do not allow their days to be filled with boring moments but at the same time, they are comfortable with sharing silence and recognizes the importance of individual solitude.
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7. They don’t make promises – they just do it.
Happy couples don’t make promises even if they know that they can keep them. They just do what they want to do and make it happen. They have this confidence that as long as they have each other, they can achieve everything that they put their hearts into.
8. They have mutual respect for each other.
They respect each other as a person and as a human being who deserves love, freedom, and happiness. They don’t think that it’s an obligation to recognize that as a part of a relationship, they, too, are equally capable of making the right decisions.
9. They can easily jump out of their comfort zone.
Together or even apart, they are not scared of what could happen if they go out of their comfort zone. In other words, they are not afraid of the unexpected challenges that life throws at them. Rather, they get excited to take on new challenges and explore new horizons.
10. They know what they want and how to get it.
They know exactly what they want to aim for and they are both capable of achieving their goals either as a couple or as individuals.
They know where to start and they have the strength to follow their dreams without the fear of failure – and if they do fail, they know that they can always have each other’s shoulder to cry on.
11. They are always open to changes.
Whether it’s starting a long distance relationship or entering into a brand new stage in their lives, they will remain faithful and unafraid of the things that could change. They know that whatever happens, they will have each other for comfort and strength.
They are both ready and open to the challenges that could arise, looking at them as building blocks to their success in their relationship rather than stumbling stones that could lead to failure and eventual breakup.
12. They don’t feel the need to post everything online.
They don’t need to advertise their relationship online because they don’t have to – and they don’t feel obligated to do so. They just have fun and enjoy the privacy and the exclusivity of their love story.
Sure, they may post photos or declarations of love online, but they’re doing it for them and not for the entertainment and curiosity of others.
13. They are both lovers of life.
They share the same optimism about life and love because their relationship has proven that even if what they have is not perfect, they know that what they have together is beautiful. The happiness that they derive from their love for each other is enough to convince them that despite its flaws, life is still worth living.
14. They’re the best of friends.
They are not only lovers in a romantic relationship, but best friends in a strong and eternal friendship. They know that love is not enough to make a relationship last. They also have to be each other’s confidante, each other’s refuge when life gets tough.
Hopefully, this article will help you fully understand the type of relationship that you deserve. Remember, happiness is a choice and it’s not a destination but a process. You have to work on it every day, and learn to savor every moment. Don’t rush it, just feel it.