x Eve Woman Wellness Readers Lounge Leisure and Travel My Man Bridal Health Relationships Parenting About Us Digital News Videos Opinions Cartoons Education E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise BULK SMS E-Learning Digger Classified The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS
Login ×

Six tips on how to make your relationship last

Relationships - By Esther Muchene | February 23rd 2021 at 09:27:45 GMT +0300
It takes work to keep the relationship alive (Photo: Shutterstock)

Falling in love is easy. Keeping the relationship going for years until death do you part is the hard part.

Are you willing to work for it?

Good relationships take work from both parties. There are some days you will wake up and wonder how you ever fell in love with that person after they hurt you or let you down.

Issues are part of life and will always pop up in relationships including yours. The secret is not to dwell on them but work through them in a meaningful way.

That said, here are other tips you can incorporate into your relationship to ensure it never comes to an end no matter the situation at hand.

  1. Pick your battles

This is probably one of the oldest pieces of advice in the love book. Choose when to bring up touchy subjects. No matter how annoyed or disappointed you are, gauge the situation and your partner’s mood.

  2. 1. Six signs you are getting over someone
  3. 2. Bad bachelor: Weekend with Gina, Ina, Gin
  4. 3. How to be a partner that everyone admires
  5. 4. Five conflict management tips in relationships

Some things don’t need to be brought in front of family and friends or at a public place just because you feel the need to discuss it there and then.

You should set aside a convenient time for both of you where no one is distracted, hungry, tired or boozed up. This will only irritate the other person, making the situation worse.

In other scenarios, take five and think about if it is worth bringing it up. After calming down and thinking rationally you may realize perhaps you were overreacting or escalating the situation.

Make time to talk calmly and rationally about issues affecting your relationship (Photo: Shutterstock)
  1. Communicate

When it comes to issues affecting relationships, remember it is not you versus him or vice versa. It is the two of you against the problem. When handling problems with that in mind chances are you will not argue or escalate the argument into other things.

If there is something you’re unhappy about or you would like your partner to do for you, make time to talk about it calmly and rationally and find a solution. Things that are bottled up always find a way to come up during fights.

  1. Keep the romance alive

Show me one person that doesn’t like sweet gestures and I’ll show you a liar. We all love it when people go out of their way to do something for us no matter how small it may be.

The same way you used to go for candle lit dinners and surprise each other with sweet notes, keep the momentum going.

Doing something special for your partner brings them closer to you and chances are, they will also go out of their way to do something sweet for you too.

Don’t always expect to receive from your partner (Photo: Shutterstock)
  1. Give without expecting

Don’t always expect to receive from your partner. Sometimes you also have to go out of your way and give without expecting anything in return.

For instance, if you know she is coming home late from work, you can take up ordering dinner or cooking. That way, she will feel appreciated and valued. From that small gesture, the mood in the house will be upbeat and you will be reaping good results days after.

  1. Forgive each other

We all make mistakes. If there has been a breach of trust, one must take full responsibility and make it right. The partner who has been wronged should also give the other one a chance to gain back their trust.

This will only work if you truly forgive them and give them space to work through what they did wrong without fear of judgement.

  1. Listen

Learn to listen more and talk less. When your partner is expressing their emotions, this is not the time to interrupt, defend yourself or offer unsolicited solutions. Sometimes all your wife needs is a person she can vent to.

Be The First To Comment

Top Stories

Brazilian ballerina born without arms soars with her attitude
Achieving Woman - By Reuters

Confessions: I was deported from Dubai, my family rejected me after my savings ran out
Lady Speak - By Hilda Boke Mahare

Conjoined twins not expected to live now learning to walk and thriving at school
The Clinic - By Mirror

Woman left penniless after being tricked out of Sh6 million by online dating lover
Girl Talk - By Mirror

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry 'risk being accused of having ideas above their station'
Entertainment - By Mirror

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's divorce papers reveal reason for divorce
Entertainment - By Mirror

Girl code: Single parents, just how do you date?
Girl Talk - By Beryl Wanga Itindi

Woman remains hopeful despite being bedridden for 32 years
Readers Lounge - By Audrey Masitsa

Meghan Markle 'hints at baby gender' with huge 'ethically sourced' sapphire ring
Entertainment - By Mirror

4 ways to break a soul tie
Relationships - By Jennifer Karina

Latest Stories

Four things you need to know about relationship counselling
Relationships - By Esther Muchene

Five conflict management tips in relationships
Relationships - By Esther Muchene

How to be a partner that everyone admires
Relationships - By Esther Muchene

Six signs you are getting over someone
Relationships - By Esther Muchene

#Confessions: My wife slept with a young guy twice on a trip and it makes me feel sick
Relationships - By Mirror

#Confessions: I've stopped loving my husband of eight years but I don't want to hurt him
Relationships - By Mirror

Seven benefits of having a healthy relationship
Relationships - By Esther Muchene

How to have a better relationship
Relationships - By Esther Muchene

How to heal from heartbreak
Relationships - By Caroline Njoroge

Stay Ahead!

Access premium content only available
to our subscribers.

Or Login With Your Standard Account
Support independent journalism

Please enter your email address to continue

Support independent journalism
Create An Account
Support independent journalism
I have an account Log in
Reset Password
Support independent journalism
Log in