How to Have a Better Relationship: The Relationship Foundation

Learn how to have a better relationship by building a strong foundation

If you’re in the beginning stages of a relationship, I’m sure you’re worrying about things messing up. By seeking out advice on how to have a better relationship you’re already off to a great start.
For a new relationship, learning how to build a strong foundation can have a major impact on your future relationship.

Here is some advice on how to have a better relationship by working on the relationship foundation.

1. Be Yourself

I’m sure you’ve heard this before, and there’s a good reason for that. Being yourself is something that everybody knows they should do, but many times in order to impress people, they don’t. If your partner thinks you’re a wonderful woman, will that change if he finds out you’re not who he thinks you are. It probably will. So, don’t waste his time and yours pretending to be someone you’re not. Show your true colors from the beginning.

2. Take It Slow

Don’t try to rush a relationship. People try to rush relationship in different ways from having sex too soon to spending too much time together. These things will do more to end a relationship, if they’re used as a way to hasten intimacy. Every relationship has it’s own rhythm and you need to find the one that works for yours. While you want to be a couple remember you still need to maintain your own sense of self, that will keep you from relationship burnout.

3. Stay Friends

How many times have you seen a couple who don’t really like each other. Most of those relationship end in bitterness and anger, which I’m sure you don’t want. Friendship is the foundation of a strong relationship. But friendship is one of the easiest things to lose as a couple. Usually we’re told to work on passion and romance, which is great, but the friendship is what will keep you together. Remember the foundation of friendship is respect. Show your partner the same respect you want him to show you.

4. Handle the Conflicts

There will be conflicts in even the best relationships. The strong ones handle these disagreements in healthy way, which allows the couple to grow. When you let this differences irritate you or don’t express what you’re feeling, you’ll end up with resentment. This resentment can cause the end of your relationship. Remember you’re not always right, your partner may have a better way of doing things or a different way of seeing things. Learning how to resolve these conflicts and accept your partners opinions, even if you don’t necessarily agree is one step in building a strong relationship foundation.

5. Learn What Makes A Relationship Work

Part of building a strong relationship is to know what a strong relationship is. Learning the characteristics of a healthy relationship can allow you to recognize those qualities in your relationship. Read as much as you can on successful relationship. However, remember no two relationships are the same. You need to realize your relationship will not be a cookie cutter replica of the successful one you read about, it will be tailored to the needs and wants of you and your partner.

These are some things you can do if you want to learn how to have a better relationship. These are some of the common things that can help improve your chances of relationship success. The relationship foundation will be an important part of helping you get started on the right foot.

If you want to learn how to have a better relationship it all starts with your foundation.

If you can learn how to connect and commit with your partner, you stand a better chance of building the strong foundation you need to have a long-term relationship.

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Shoshana Jackson is a freelance writer and life coach. While she writes and coaches on various topics her primary focus is on dating and relationship advice for women. For information on coaching services or to ask a question feel free to send her an email or contact her on Facebook, Twitter or Skype using the links below.