If things aren’t going too well between you and your partner, don’t you worry! Here are some tips to keep in mind for a successful relationship with your partner. Top 10 things that make a relationship work and deepen the bond…

1. Spend Time Together
Take out at least half an hour from your busy schedule everyday to speak to your partner. Make it a point to spend some quality time exclusively together and go out at least once a month. It helps, trust us!

2. Two-way Communication is Important
Communication is the key to success in any relationship. The more you communicate, the better it is for the two of you, as it helps you understand each other better. But, remember interaction implies action on both sides. Therefore, every interaction should be two-way.

3. Learn to Compromise and Adjust
There’s no harm in compromising and making some adjustments to make your relationship work. In fact, won’t it be rude if you don’t compromise in any way and every time your partner has to adjust? So, make that extra effort for your partner. Remember, a good relationship is always built on compromise and a great deal of give-and-take from both sides. Also, adjustment is part and parcel of every long-lasting relationship.

4. Continue to Compliment
In most cases, the couple compliment each other only in the initial days and then it all suddenly stops. If it’s the same in your case too, start complementing your partner again and s/he will love it, trust us! The compliments should continue even after a few years of the relationship to keep the chemistry alive.

5. Don’t Try to Change Your Partner
If you really love your partner, accept him/her unconditionally. Instead of trying to change some characteristics about your partner, you have to learn to accept your partner the way s/he is.

6. Forgive and Forget
All couples have their share of ups and downs in life. If your partner has hurt you in the past and since then things have changed between the two of you, it’s best to forgive him/her. Remember, forgive and forget is the key to a better relationship. So, try this and things will soon get back on track.

7. Keep Smiling
You need to learn to do that one thing that’s most likely to restore good feelings in your relationship. Wondering what? We’re just talking about giving your partner a genuine and loving smile every time you see him/her or whenever your partner is around.

8. Speak Up
If there’s something that’s bothering you, say it. Learn to express your problems to your partner and try sorting it out at the earliest. Bottling up your feelings can only make the situation worse and affect your relationship.

9. Work Out a Budget Together
Conflicts over money matters is a common problem. How to save or how to spend is what creates fights. For a relationship to work, you have to listen to each others point of views. Managing finances well and paying heed to your partner’s advice is the best thing to do to avoid fights. Yes, you should make the most of your time now, but also plan for future if you really want to spend rest of your life together.

10. Everyday is a New Day
Yes, we mean it, as everyday you’ll get to know something new about your partner, especially when you happen to meet someone online. Life will be full of surprises and each day will be a discovery. The journey can be as exciting as the destination. So, enjoy the opportunity to discover each others flaws and merits. Way to go!