When we are in a long-term relationship, our level of commitment is so much higher. With that certain person, we want things to work out because we want that relationship to last very long. However, you wouldn’t want that relationship to feel like a drag so you keep making efforts to maintain its healthiness. These things make a relationship successful for most people, but there are always some exceptions.
However, here are some basic principles that you can base your relationship on to make sure that it is a successful relationship:
If you want a successful relationship, the first thing that you must do is to discover yourself. Know all sides to yourself and have the courage to face them. We are a beautiful amalgam of both flaws and perfections, so identify both of them in yourself.
Once you know yourself well, only then will you have the courage to show all those sides to your partner. You cannot keep your partner in the dark so this is important. Once you learn to accept yourself, only then will you be able to accept someone else.