I talk a lot about how to get from being single to a relationship, but today I wanted to dig in a little deeper into how to actually be successful in a relationship. That is the ultimate goal, isn’t it? I don’t want my clients getting into a relationship only to have a hard time making it a good one.
I just got married in November after 5 years with my wife, and I wanted to share a little about what I think makes our relationship a success, that goes for everyone.
Number one is of course, a shared love and trust. Do you two have a deep, meaningful and fulfilling connection? If that is missing, there really may not be much more to do or share in the relationship. This person should be your best friend and lover! That is the basic necessity for a loving relationship. I look to the advice of the greats like John Gottman, who along with his wife, is a psychologist whose research is at the forefront of couples therapy.