Men and women are only human, which is why understanding is a very important secret in good relationships. We all make mistakes, even when it comes to the person we care most about. Solid, healthy relationships have strong foundations that can withstand the occasional blunder.
Couples who have mastered the other six secrets tend to have a deep understanding of each other by default, respecting the fact that everyone will occasionally slip up, goof up, or otherwise fail to deliver.
Understanding between partners is what enables couples to withstand the pressures of day-to-day living and keep on smiling through adversity. By just being yourself, you will enjoy a sense of belonging and security.
If your relationship is on shaky ground or you’re trying to improve your connection, try adding some understanding into the mix.
Is your partner overwhelmed at work and cranky as a result? Does she survive on three hours of sleep because of small children keeping her awake? Have you ever clearly asked for towels to be hung up after use or dishes to be rinsed in the sink?
Understanding and reflection enable couples to overcome a bounty of difficulties and become stronger as a result. Try applying it in your relationship to strengthen the bond between you and your partner.
The seven secrets of happy, healthy, and fulfilling relationships aren’t necessarily secrets at all. The real trick lies in putting them all into action to build and foster the relationship of a lifetime. When all seven are in place, it’s the stuff of storybook romances (on most days).
It’s easy to see the differences between couples who know and practice the seven secrets and those who don’t.