Sorry to be the barer of bad news, but there is no way you will have a successful relationship unless you clearly define your goals with your partner. Here are Top 4 of the most common relationship goals and how you and your partner can achieve them.
1. Spend More Time Together
Try not working late very night, putting your phone on mute, or arranging to have a babysitter look after the kids. With motivation and proper time management skills, you can set a goal to spend more quality time together. Whether it is taking a weekend trip, trying a new hobby or a simply cooking dinner and walking your dog together, your primary objective is spending that quality time together.
Communication is the foundation to any stable relationship. You could be holding onto things that don't exist just because you aren't expressing how your feeling. Including discussions on your relationship goals from the first day you start dating until you are married/common law. Talking to your partner in a respectful manner (the louder the person doesn't win the battle), implies you want the best for your relationship.
3. Be Faithful & Honest
Sex is on the top of the list for importance (at least we think so anyways). You need to set goals to ensure both of you are feeling fulfilled sexually. One partner may be revving to go all the time, where the other may get bored with too much sex. Be honest about what your sexual needs are. Cheating on your partner is the worst thing you can do, but it happens more often than not. Cheating usually happens when there is something lacking in your current relationship. Cheating is often a deal breaker for most couples since trust is usually gone, and it's hard to get back. So be honest right off the bat to avoid any unfaithfulness.
4. Don't Let Yourself Go
It's common to become comfortable within a relationship (which isn't bad, by any means), and sometimes couples become lost either emotionally or physically. We 100% understand beauty comes within, but as much as we don't want to admit it, physical attraction is huge (you wouldn't have started dating your partner if you weren't attracted to them). Make sure you take 'me' days and/or hours, to either read, catch up on your show, etc. You don't have to do EVERYTHING together. Take pride in your appearance. It is easy use Dry Shampoo, put your hair in a bun and put on some LuLus, but put some effort in and don't let yourself go!
Let us know if you have any successful relationship tips!