DIARY OF OLAJUMOKE DAVIES!
They might be 30 or 75.It doesn’t matter how long they have been together,when you see a happy couple,you just know it!How do these couples stay in love,in good times and in bad?Fortunately,the answer isn’t through luck or chance,it is as a result of hard work and commitments.
HAPPY COUPLES AND THEIR SECRETS
1.DEVELOP A REALISTIC VIEW OF COMMITTED RELATIONSHIPS.
Recognise that the crazy infatuation you experienced when your romance was new won’t last.A deeper,richer relationship and one that should still include romance will replace it.A long term relationship has ups and downs and expecting it will be all sunny and roses all the time is unrealistic.
2.WORK ON THE RELATIONSHIP.
An untended garden develops weeds that can ultimately kill even the heartiest plants and so it is with relationship.it is important to address problems and misunderstandings immediately.The truth is that a good relationship like anything you want to suceed in life must be worked on and tended to on a regular basis.Neglect the relationship and it goes downhill.
3.SPEND TIME TOGETHER.
There is no substitute for shared quality time.When you make a point of being together without kids and other interruptions,you will form a bond that will get you through life’s rough spots.Time spent together should be doing a shared activity,not just watching television.
4.MAKE ROOM FOR “SEPERATENESS”.
Perhaps going against conventional wisdom,spending time apart is also an important component of a happy relationship.It is healthy to have some seperate interests and activities and to come back to the relationship refreshed and ready to share your experiences.Missing your partners helps remind you how important he or she is to you.
5.MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR DIFFERENCES
Stop and think;what most attracted you to your partner at the beginning?I’ll almost guarantee that it was exactly the thing that drives you most insane today.Take a fresh look at these differences.Try to focus on their positive aspects and find an appreciation for those exact things that make the two of you different from one another.it’s likely that your differences balance one another out and make you a great team.