Tips for Keeping Commitment Alive May 8, 2017 Ragna Stamm'ler-Adamson Sharing is sexy So you’ve finally found someone you’re compatible with, that you can picture yourself spending the rest of your life with. So that’s it, right? Fairy tales and the media tell us we can relax and live happily-ever-after! Wrong. If you’ve ever actually been in a relationship, you know that it takes more than just compatibility and good intentions to create a healthy and committed relationship… Tips for Keeping Commitment Alive 1. Just be you. If you’re in this relationship for the long haul, the sooner you reveal yourself the better. All too often we’re on our “best behaviour” early on, trying to impress each other, instead of really getting to know each other. If this is the right person for you, they will love you, foibles and all. 2. Pick your battles. You know the saying, “Don’t sweat the small stuff”? This goes double for relationships. If you’re constantly needing to get your way and have everything “perfect” (in your perspective), chances are you’re not allowing your partner to be themselves. Just because you think you’re right all the time, doesn’t mean you are – in a relationship, your partner’s voice is just as important and relevant as yours. 3. Laugh. Find ways to laugh with each other whenever possible. Laughter really is the best medicine; it relieves tension and reminds us not to take life so seriously. Watch funny movies together, tell jokes, tease each other and smile 🙂 4. Accept their apologies. When your partner apologizes to you, be gracious about it. Holding onto resentment and continuing to make someone feel bad after they’ve had enough courage to apologize is selfish and immature. The point is to get along – remember you are friends. 5. Keep the romance alive. Let your partner know you still find them attractive, and be spontaneous! Sending a naughty text, getting some new lingerie or cooking a romantic dinner are just a few ways you can keep things spicy – and making a little bit of effort can go a long way! Photo by Harold Laudeus About Latest Posts Ragna Stamm'ler-AdamsonFounder & CEO at 25Dates.comRagna Stamm'ler-Adamson is the Founder & CEO of 25Dates.com.She created the company to bring singles together to find love.She enjoys contributing to the blog to let others know that they too can find lasting love as she did:In 2006 she met her loving husband and in 2008, together they were blessed with a beautiful baby boy.Come find me on Google+ Latest posts by Ragna Stamm'ler-Adamson (see all) The 4 Communication Styles - September 17, 2018 Tips for Writing a Great First Email - September 10, 2018 Phone Etiquette for Dating - August 27, 2018 Sharing is sexy Related posts: Confidence Builders for Dating Fashion Yays and Nays for Singles How to Pick the Perfect Restaurant for a First Date What is Trust?