It’s often an exciting experience to start a new relationship. Finding someone who shares your interests, joys, goals and sorrows makes you feel on top of the world. But healthy, long-term relationships are built on more than just attraction and infatuation that comes early on. To have a strong, long lasting relationship with your partner, you both must be willing to put in the time and effort.
A continuous effort is needed to build a solid foundation that offers strong support for the inevitable challenges the future holds. And it takes time to know whether the elements that make up that foundation are present. But when they are and the proper amount of effort is added, a deeper more meaningful relationship will have the chance to develop.
Why Successful Relationships Take Time to Build
Building a strong relationship with someone is a gradual process. Certain interactions happen that can change how you relate with one another. For instance, conflicts will inevitably arise. Choosing how to deal with such disagreements will either strengthen or deteriorate the relationship. In addition, changes in personality or circumstances may affect how you feel about one another. The way both partners react to change can act as an opportunity to either improve the relationship or become the source of separations and break ups.