The matters of love and relationships are always a little complicated. The initial months of a relationship are generally a smooth ride for every couple. There is something new to discover about your partner every day and romance is at its peak. This beautiful phase of life can easily be the best days of your relationship. The real struggle starts when you have to make efforts to keep that spark alive and fall in love with your partner after finding a few reasons to not like him or her. Here’s why a relationship loses charm with time and how the real test of your love begins after this…
Expectations can spoil everything!
No matter how much we try to ignore but we all have certain expectations from our partner and our relationship. These keep changing (or evolving) with time and your partner needs to be on the same page to make the relationship go the distance. For instance, your relationship might start with the expectation of casual dating but one of you might start dreaming a happy married life in the coming years. Are not things bound to turn complicated?
Romance can fade away
This is the brutal truth about relationships that nobody likes to talk about. When the relationship begins, your partner’s touch or just an eye-contact is enough to drive you crazy. There is an element of surprise in every move he or she makes and an adrenaline rush that you might not have witnessed before. With time, the couple needs to accept that the relationship might not offer the same romance but that does not mean it has met a dead end. As you get comfortable with each other, there is a different type of charm and passion in the bond, and it is possible to keep the spark alive.
You realise the grey areas
After dating the same person for a long time, you get to understand their weird habits, eccentric traits and grey areas that you were not aware before. This is where you make adjustments to make the relationship work and it might not be an easy task. The same applies to your partner as well (because nobody is perfect!) and figuring a way out together is not a cakewalk.
Communicating your emotional and physical needs and every little thing that bothers you is the key to keep a relationship healthy. Sometimes, we start taking our partner for granted or stop appreciating or expressing our love for them. This creates a void in a relationship that can be only solved with open and honest communication.
Technology is not always helpful
Technology is a great way to stay connected to your partner round the clock but it comes with its own downside. Thanks to social media, many couples start comparing their life with others and fail to realise that all that glitters (especially online) is not gold
It takes real hard work
It takes constant efforts, dedication, devotion and love, of course, to make a relationship work. There would be good days that you would strengthen your relationship, and there would be bad days that would test the strength of your relationship. Those who are determined to hold each other’s hands in every situation would be able to float their boat