Long-lasting relationships tend to involve partners who started out as fast friends. While there are exceptions to the rule, friendship is an important secret that many couples share.
To truly enjoy each other over time, fulfil your respective needs for companionship, and experience a strong, healthy relationship, it’s important to share common ground and interests. When partners share enjoyable activities and demonstrate the same level of respect they show to their other friends, a powerful force is created. Mix this with love and a little passion, and you’ll have a recipe for long-term success.
If your relationship is currently suffering from issues, fall back on your friendship to regroup. By sharing common interests, you can work together to rediscover what makes your togetherness so special.
If you haven’t developed the bonds of friendship, try looking for some mutual activities to explore. Develop a hobby or outside interest together. Try something completely new and different. Just being together doing something fun and enjoyable can help you tap into the other aspects that comprise strong, lasting relationships.
Time spent together as friends bolsters your commitment to each other, while building onto the foundation you’ve established.