How To Find Relationships That Have Meaning

Relationships come in all forms, some are wonderful but short-lived while others last a lifetime but may not bring love and happiness. Everyone is in search of the perfect relationship which will light up their lives. Below are three characteristics to be aware of when looking for relationships that have meaning.

Time Spent Together

In today’s world, everyone is busy and over-scheduled. Most of us cannot function without the calendar on our phone reminding us of where we need to be and what we need to do. Any couple starting out in a new relationship must make the effort to spend time together. It is this time spent together that nurtures a relationship and makes it meaningful. If one or the other person is unable to commit to date nights or planned activities, then that person’s intentions have to be called into question. Maybe they are only in the relationship for the fun of it, not for the long haul. Anyone looking for a relationship that has meaning will make the time to be with their partner.

Physical Chemistry

Some may say that physical chemistry is secondary to the mental chemistry a couple should have. Anyone who is looking for a long-term relationship will have to understand the importance of physical chemistry. Once the initial excitement of a new relationship is over, the relationship settles into a routine. A couple will go through different phases in their individual life which will provide plenty of mental stimulation for both of them, but if they are not attracted to each other physically then the relationship will lose its spark. The pressures of daily life will weigh on both partners and without a way to comfort each other they will start to drift apart. Relationships that have meaning cannot exist without physical chemistry.

Shared Values

This last characteristic is by far the most important one. A couple can spend a lot of time together and they can be attracted to each other but if they do not share any core values, then the relationship will not bring them the joy they are seeking. When the partners in a relationship have different views on everything from finances to lifestyle choices to family matters, then conflict will arise as these issues tend to pop up regularly in a relationship. Since the people involved will try to resolve these conflicts by approaching it from completely different perspectives, the arguments will increase. Shared values allow a couple to form a meaningful relationship that will last a lifetime.

These three characteristics are the ones to keep an eye out for when looking for relationships that have meaning. If all three are present, then the relationship will blossom into a fulfilling one.

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Theodore Lovelace holds a degree with an emphasis in political science and communication. Having worked in the counseling field for over thirty years, Mr. Lovelace has provided counseling services for individuals, couples, and families.


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