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Six things people in successful relationships do differently

Relationships By Rachel Murugi
To get a good relationship, you have to put in a lot of effort (Shutterstock)

Successful relationships do not pop up when you swing a magic wand. That’s left for Disneyland animations.

The reality is that, to get a good relationship, you have to put in a lot of effort, commitment and consistency in how you carry out your union.

The difference between a relationship that thrives and one that is headed for doom lies in a few key areas. Here are some of the success tips of successful relationships

Make each other laugh

There's nothing that comes close to having a hearty laugh. It produces hormone oxytocin, which is responsible for feeling good.

You'll spot a couple that is full of life and exhuming happiness and find them to be so successful. After all, it's hard to hide distress.

Happiness and laughter will be written all over your face. It's hard to hide happiness from your face and general outlook.

To keep your relationship at the top, you need to make each other laugh often. Maybe consider sharing your day’s escapades or some jokes.

As a tip, these moments are icebreakers especially during conflict.

Don't keep grudges

Couples that get to enjoy the fruits of their relationship know too well that carrying a bag full of grudges doesn't yield much if nit dragging them behind.

Whereas there is no specific formula for avoiding conflicts, you can be able to mitigate the effects. As a rule of the thumb, partners in successful relationships tend to not sleep before solving their dispute.

This prompts them to always look for better ways of handling conflict. As a result there is little of methods like stonewalling or silent treatment between them.

By appreciating each other's differences, you thrive as a couple (Shutterstock)

Vulnerable to one another

Being authentic and open are key to having a relationship that is enjoyable and capable of lasting long.

You can't be able to enjoy each other's company and experience depths of intimacy if you aren't vulnerable.

This special quality is more so important because you'll realize that being open to talk about your deepest fears and anxiety brings out a deeper connection.

The deeper the connection, the harder it is to part and the happier you become as a couple.

Don't keep secrets

If you've been following reality shows lately, you'll realize how much damage secrets can bring to a relationship.

One thing that your partner doesn't know, followed by another and you'll have a myriad of problems waiting for you.

Being open and not keeping secrets about matters finances, extramarital affairs or other issues will give your relationship an upper edge.

Know when to pause

Everybody has an innate default setting where they want to be heard and their opinions to be considered as the right ones.

A successful couple knows way too well to let each other speak, as well as when to pause. If you keep interrupting your partner to prove you are the right one, you'll lose the conversation.

Give each other space

Successful relationships also give each other space and the opening for each to pursue their dreams and goals.

By appreciating each other's differences, you thrive as a couple through the support and cheerleading you give each other.

By considering these simple principles, you are on the right path to having a happy, successful and profitable relationship.

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