Aside from mutual trust and respect, an open and honest communication is key to a ‘successful relationship’ (including friendships). But how do we even measure ‘success’? Based on the number of years lived together? Number of children? Number of events attended together? Or maybe the influence of the relationship and other related factors to one’s quality of life?
Comparing one relationship to another is counterproductive. We should evaluate and strive to improve our relationships based on mutually set vision, goals, and desires.
Speak the (love) language of your partner. Speak it frequently and consistently.