There is a lot written about how to have a happy relationship and how to make relationships work, but what really makes a relationship last a lifetime? Do these people who stay together until their dying days have such a perfect relationship? Or, do they have to work at it, just like the rest of us? Even the very best relationships have their ups and downs, but somehow, some people seem better able to weather the storms than others. Let’s have a look at ten of the things people who stay together know that, perhaps, are the secrets to long lasting relationships.
1. They have total commitment
The first thing that sets apart a long lasting relationship from all the rest is the total commitment to each other that two people have. There are no ifs, buts, or maybes, both parties are 100% committed to each other and to the relationship. They put up with each other’s little quirks and odd character traits, because their relationship is so important to them.
2. They learn how to compromise
Couples who stay together for a long time also know that it is vital to be able to compromise on issues. They understand that there can’t be winners and losers, there just needs to be a solution to arguments and differences. That doesn’t mean that they give up their individuality, it just means that are willing to give as much, as they are to take.