Relationships can be wonderful and amazing, and finding the right person to spend your life with is a great goal. However, not all of them last.
So what separates relationships that are able to weather tough storms from those that eventually come to an end?
It turns out, the best relationships have certain attributes that set them apart from others and make them more likely to last and develop into a deep, loving connection.
There are even relationships that can qualify as “legendary” — and yours can, too, if you know the right combination of traits to make it strong and healthy!
What qualifies love as “legendary? With that question in mind, Below are key attributes that can transform the lives of you and your partner:
1. Appreciate each other
Every human being needs to be seen, heard and appreciated — and not just when all is well. If you can offer that even when they fall short somehow, you’ll be well on your way to legendary status.
2. Become best friends with your partner
The most beautiful gift on this journey is a partner who just “gets you” and never loses sight of your greatness… especially in those moments when you, yourself, may overlook it.
3. Focus on communication
If you can vulnerably speak your truth with compassion, honesty, and grace — while hearing your partner also — you should be able to resolve any issue. Where there is a will, there is away.
4. Devote yourselves to one another
Your connection to your partner starts with a decision and a willing commitment to do whatever it takes to keep your relationship fresh, thriving and growing on the direction of your dreams.
5. Encourage each other
Whether you’re jointly celebrating your victories…or you could occasionally just use a reminder that your partner believes in you, a well-placed and well-timed positive word goes a long way.
6. Practice forgiveness
In any relationship, there will be occasional disagreements or disappointments that need to be addressed. Resentment and resistance can be cancerous when left unresolved.
7. Honor your partner
When you uphold your commitments and live in alignment with your deepest values and beliefs, you will sleep soundly with peace and satisfaction that many others will never know.
8. Stay intimate with each other
It’s not just about physical acts. A true soul connection also occurs when two hearts become one mind or when two voices speak as one.
9. Remember to celebrate the small joys
Too often, it’s easy to get caught up in the daily dramas and life becomes more about obligation rather than celebration. A legendary love focuses on gratitude and blessings.
10. Practice kindness each day
There will always be disagreements in any relationship, but a thoughtful spirit and a kind heart will go a long way in creating resolution rather than resentment.