Asking for affection is completely normal when you are in a loving relationship. Some people prefer to be affectionate through words or small daily gestures, whilst others wish for more physical affection such as hugging, kissing, holding hands in the street etc. You need to be able to find a common ground with your partner so that your displays of affection are suitable for the both of you.


When you are in a relationship, you often have a feeling that you are one team. Both of you must encourage each other to achieve your goals. You should offer your support in difficult times. Therefore, it is natural to expect your partner to be compassionate when you are going through certain life problems. You should both be able to benefit from the support of each other. This does not mean that you necessarily have to share their pain, but to listen to them through hard times.


Respect between partners is essential for a relationship to work. However, the longer the relationship, the more you may need to make a conscious effort to be respectful. After many months or years of the relationship, when you know each other so well that you are not careful in the way that you talk to each other, it is possible that you could hurt your partner’s feelings by speaking without thinking. In all communication with each other, even in arguments, it is important to remain respectful.


All of our actions and decisions can affect our partners in one way or another. So, it is important to be attentive, considerate and take into account their relationship expectations. That doesn’t mean saying yes to everything they ask but to listen to them and show that their opinion matters to you.


Every relationship is based on the time you spend together, sharing moments and building a common history. If your partner has little time for you, ask yourself how much of your own time are you willing to give to improve your relationship. There shouldn’t be an imbalance between partners in terms of time devoted to the relationship.


Imagine if you are involved in a relationship where your partner is not interested in you, your activities, passions or even your opinions, that’s totally unacceptable! However, always show your interest to your partner. For a healthy relationship it is necessary that both of you are truly interested in one anothers interests. You can show interest to your partner by spending more time together, do some activities and participate in each others hobbies.


Intimacy is closeness between people in personal relationships. It’s what builds over time as you connect with someone, grow to care about each other and feel more and more comfortable during your time together. It can include physical or emotional closeness. However, there are usually things that we tend to keep to ourselves because they make us vulnerable. This is a privilege to be so close to someone that you can tell your secrets which no one else knows.


Be kind and appreciate the help and support your partner gives you. However, this doesn’t mean only material or financial support, but moral and emotional support too. A good relationship works on give and take and it has to work for both parties in your relationship.

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