How To Have A Happy & Fulfilling Relationship
I believe that it is so incredibly important to maintain your individuality in a relationship; you should never change who you are for ANYONE but at the same time, if you want a long-lasting, happy, fulfilled relationship, you NEED to compromise and make sure that you’re meeting your partners needs.
I have mentioned before that Michael and I do literally everything together, we work together (on our side projects away from our day jobs) we hang out together, exercise together, eat together, shop together, watch catfish together, and any time we’re apart we miss each other.
I really do think the key to maintaining a happy, healthy, fulfilling and loving relationship is to compromise and make the effort, but also to make the effort with YOURSELF – do not lose yourself, maintain your individuality by continuing to do the things you did before you met your partner.
Having said that, I find that I am at my absolute happiest not when I’m out with my friends, not when I’ve had a great week in terms of my business and career but when I am at home, with my head on Michael’s chest as he runs his fingers through my hair and we watch Catfish while eating Chocolate Muffins and seeing him SMILE when I get chocolate stuck in my hair.
At the end of the day, you spend more time with your partner than anyone, if you’re anything like me and Michael, you probably text your boyfriend/girlfriend all day, every time something big happens, or even something small like sharing a funny picture or video or even just a little text to let them know you love them – my point is, when you’re at your highest, they’re there, and when you’re at your lowest, they’re there, and sometimes they even bring chocolate, or flowers, or are just there with open arms and the best hug you’ve ever had.
If you want to get ahead in life and be the happiest you can be, you have got to learn to compromise, you can’t just expect your partner to be perfect 100% of the time – compromise, compromise, compromise.
My number 1 goal in life is to make Michael happy and his number 1 goal in life is to make me happy – some might think that is unhealthy, but we encourage each other to see our friends, attend social events and maintain our hobbies, and that’s why we have such an open, honest, and loving relationship, and why after well over a year we are still totally smitten with each other – because we have our own lives, we maintained our individuality, we never let ourselves lose who we were, our principals, our personalities.
I can honestly say that this is the most fulfilling relationship I have ever been in, and I’m sure he is able to say the same thing.
Loving him is the easiest thing in the world.
Loving him is easy.
Love, Kirsty XO
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