Long-term relationships are bonds that stand the test of time. But what you don’t see on the outside are lots of compromise, clashes and cold silences. Here are five unspoken truths about long-term relationships that no one will tell you.
- You will go to bed angry. You learn that the saying “never go to bed angry” is a load of BS. Sometimes fights last for longer periods of time and sometimes you just need sleep to have a clear brain and end the fight.
- Forgiveness plays a key role in long-term relationships. Arguments will happen in a relationship. But resolving that conflict and forgiving your partner is key.
- It’s okay to question your relationship. It doesn’t mean you’re having second thoughts about your partner. It’s more common than you may think. But if you’re frequently questioning your relationship, that can be a bad sign.
- Do not underestimate the power of personal space. As the relationship progresses, you will both realize you need more and more personal space. It’s how you grow individually in the relationship, which is important to.
- Focusing on individual growth is key. You need to be happy with yourself first before you can be happy in a relationship. Take time for self-care and your own social life, too.