5 Things To Avoid Doing In A Long-Term Relationship

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Relationships are tricky. They need constant care and work, and one cannot undo that. Your priorities and responsibilities are different when you work on building a new relationship, and your responsibilities are different when it comes to working on an already going long-term relationship that has a chance of turning into a wedding. However, what we tend to do is to give it our all to build a relationship, but when it comes to nurturing it, we tend to fail at it. 

In a long-term relationship, you know each other's strengths and weaknesses- hence, it's important to work on love and passion, don't let anything take a back seat. And if you think your long-term relationship is suffering a bit, here are a few things that you might be doing and should avoid by all means. 

5 Things Every Couple Should Avoid In A Long-term Relationship 

  1. Not Appreciating Each Other Enough: After a point, we start taking our relationship for granted. The fire and passion that we have for each other lasts only for the first few years in a long-term relationship. However, it should never die in a relationship. Even if you have been in a relationship for more than 3-years, one thing you should avoid is taking each other for granted or not appreciating each other enough. When you stop showing the affection and love that you have for each other, you somehow damage the relationship, which is irreversible. Several relationships end even after years since couples start feeling obligated to be together because of habit and not because of love. And when that happens, relationships end on a sad note. So avoid taking each other for granted, and put equal efforts to keep the same love alive. This will create a problem even after marriage, so it’s better to solve it before.  
  1. Too Much Misunderstanding: Yes, you have been together for a while now, and you know each other too well. However, amidst all this, you tend to hurt your significant other by not trusting them enough. Every relationship has a phase where insecurities, misunderstanding, and suspicion ghost the love you have for each other- however, if you don't try solving it and learn to deal with it instead, you are responsible for tarnishing the long-term relationship. If you think something is wrong or inappropriate, learn to talk about it with your partner and clear the air. Address all your concerns and doubts, since if you don't do this, it may result in constant fights that make you grow distant from each other. And we are sure you already have wedding plans with your partner. 
  1. Not Talking Enough: When you are in a long-term relationship, you tend to get too comfortable with each other, and while that's a good thing, you somehow start talking much with each other. Communications take a back seat, while assumptions take the front seat. You start assuming things about your partner since you know them well and don't bother talking to them about things that are bothering you. And with this, you tend to forget that relationships are based on trust, communication, love, and honesty. So, if something bothers you, make it a point to talk to your partner about it, don't wait for assumptions to ghost the relationship. You have been with someone for so long and are planning a wedding with them, and now the last thing you want is the lack of communication hampering your relationship. 
  1. Not Going On Dates Anymore: The beauty of relationships lies in planning cutesy dates for each other; it not only adds sparks to the relationship but also lets you express what the other person truly means for you. However, in long-term relationships, couples stop going on dates - since, for them, it's something that they have already done multiple times. And trust us, that's not right; after a while, you get too comfortable with each other, and to keep that fire and passion alive, you should plan surprise date nights for your partner. It will not only keep your relationship alive, but you will have something new to look forward to. So if you have given up on date nights, please change that ASAP. PS: Dates are a must even after marriage. 
  1. Being Too Comfortable: Being comfortable in a long-term relationship is good- however, when you are too comfortable you stop caring about the other person. You think that things are fine as they are and stop making extra effort, which makes the other person feel less valued. You also think that every fight is okay and time will mend things- however, what you should do is talk about it with your partner and ensure that you both sort it out immediately. Again, being comfortable is great, but using that and taking your significant other for granted will only spoil the relationship. This is one thing that you should work on even after marriage

Remember that in Relationships, you need to put in work, no matter how long you have been together, you need to work on relationships and to make sure that you don't lose your betterhalf because of these silly mistakes. Yes, in a long-term relationship, certain things do take a back seat, but then it's your responsibility to renew the love, passion, and everything you have for each other. Since, you want to spend the rest of your lives together and plan a beautiful wedding too. 

Like everything else, romantic relationships need work, and you must not shy away from working on it when necessary. Do you think people take each other for granted in a long-term relationship? Let us know in the comments below. 

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