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How do you define a relationship?

Ever wonder why your relationships feel like a rollercoaster ride? or are you feeling stuck in a relationship rut?

Forming a deep romantic, emotional, and physical connection with someone can be truly wonderful. However, it takes a lot of effort to create and maintain a strong relationship.

Deciding when and how to define a relationship can indeed be nerve-wracking. Is there a right time, like after three months? Should you wait for your partner to initiate the conversation, or is it better to go with your gut?

Truthfully, there isn’t a universal rule for when to have the “define the relationship” (DTR) discussion. However, experts do offer some advice on navigating this important talk.

How can I make my relationship better?

Before we can truly connect with others, we need to be at peace with ourselves.

Every relationship is unique, but the foundations of a strong partnership are universal. As your relationship coach, I encourage you to embrace these practices to not only maintain but truly enrich your relationship.

Embrace who you are, flaws and all, because when you’re content with yourself, you radiate positivity that can only enhance your relationship.

A healthy relationship is characterized by a balance of love, respect, and mutual understanding. Connecting with someone romantically, emotionally, and physically can be really amazing. But there’s a lot of work that goes into building a good relationship.

But what specific elements contribute to such harmony and how can individuals cultivate these in their relationships?


1. Honesty Is Your Policy

Imagine building a house on a shaky foundation—it won’t stand for long. The same goes for relationships built on half-truths.

Be your most authentic self with your partner. Honesty strengthens the foundation of your relationship and fosters trust that endures life’s storms.

2. Enjoy Your Personal Space

Togetherness is beautiful, but personal space is priceless. Cultivate your own interests and allow your partner to do the same. This independence is healthy and keeps the relationship fresh and exciting.

3. Respect Each Other’s Views

Agreeing to disagree isn’t just a cliché—it’s a practice of mutual respect. Embrace your differences as opportunities to learn and grow together. When disagreements arise, approach them with respect, seeking to find common ground.

4. Learn the Language of Forgiveness

We all stumble sometimes, but the willingness to admit mistakes and forgive each other paves the way for healing and growth. Offer forgiveness freely and seek it humbly when you’ve erred.

5. Be Each Other’s Cheerleader

Nothing feels quite as good as having your partner in your corner, cheering you on. Celebrate each other’s successes and provide comfort in times of failure. This shared support creates an unbreakable bond.

6. Discuss Desires and Boundaries

A fulfilling intimate life is built on open conversations about desires and boundaries. Share your feelings about intimacy openly and respectfully, ensuring both you and your partner feel safe and valued.

7. Commit to Each Other’s Health

Your health is your wealth, especially in a relationship. Discuss and practice safer sex, and keep the dialogue open about protecting each other from STDs and unintended pregnancies. Health and safety show care and respect for each other.

8. Regular Relationship Check-Ins

Just like you take your car in for regular check-ups, do the same with your relationship.

Reflect on what’s working well and what might need a bit more attention. This proactive approach prevents minor issues from becoming major problems.

9. Inviting Positive Change

If certain aspects of your relationship need improvement, address them with clarity and kindness.

Remember, constructive communication is the tool that helps smooth out the rough patches.

How do I know if my relationship is healthy?

It’s really valuable to periodically take a step back and reflect on your relationship’s health. The following questions can help guide this reflection, and they’re applicable not just to romantic and sexual relationships but to other relationships as well.

After you go through these questions for yourself, it might be enlightening to think about them from your partner’s point of view too.

  • Does your partner really hear you out and value your thoughts?
  • Does your partner support you having quality time with your friends and family without them?
  • Do the two of you enjoy the time you spend together?
  • Can you openly express your feelings when your partner does something that bothers you?
  • Are you at ease sharing your inner thoughts and emotions with your partner?
  • Are you comfortable discussing your sexual preferences with your partner?
  • Does your partner make an effort to connect with your friends and family?
  • Does your partner celebrate your achievements and successes with you?
  • Does your partner embrace the things that make you different?
  • Is it easy for you to talk about birth control and safe sex practices with your partner?

Why Does a Relationship Fail?

Many people wonder why relationships don’t last, especially after going through a tough breakup. While each relationship is unique, several common factors often contribute to their demise.

Some of the main reasons relationships fail include a loss of trust, ineffective communication, insufficient respect, diverging priorities, and a lack of intimacy. This discussion explores how each of these elements can lead to the end of a relationship.


  • Lost of trust
  • Lying
  • Possessiveness
  • Jealousy
  • Infidelity
  • Poor communication
  • Lack of respect
  • A Difference in Priorities
  • Different relationship and life goals
  • Not enough xex and intimacy