Romantic Relationships

Is there such thing as a perfect relationship?

It is very hard to describe a universally ‘perfect relationship’ because everyone has their own idea of their perfect partner. Some are looking for a tall, dark, and handsome partner, while other may lean towards cute and cuddly. Some people choose their partners based on personal and religious beliefs. One person’s idea of perfect could be the nightmare of another. Although a perfect relationship is hard to define, there are some key traits that can be seen in all successful relationships. The traits essential in maintaining a healthy relationship are communication, trust, and respect. Any relationship that is built on these qualities will have a firm foundation and an environment that allows both partners to be happy. 

The 3 Keys to a Successful Romantic Relationship


Above all else, the most important factor in a relationship is communication. Not only is it crucial to voice how you feel, but more importantly being able to listen. Both sides of the relationship should be able to communicate their feelings to each other, regardless of the outcome. This mutual trust adds up over time and is the key to a healthy relationship. Without solid communication, relationships tend to crumble quickly. When people don’t talk to each other and express their opinions, beliefs, and feelings, emotions can become bottled up and be released in the wrong way. Outbursts of anger and rage can cause fights and arguments that lead to instability between the two partners. If not dealt with, fights will become increasingly frequent and the trust that had been built up begins to fade. According to a study done by the University of Texas, “The key to resolving conflicts in healthy relationships is self-honesty, a willingness to consider your partner’s perspective even if you don’t fully understand it, and communication, communication, communication!”. Ineffective communication is one of the main factors that contribute to the dissolution of many relationships.


Another significant part of a relationship is being able to trust each other. Any issue, whether big or small, should be handled truthfully by each person. Even small fibs or exaggerations can lead to a breakdown in trust for one another. If there is any doubt in what someone is saying it can lead to worrying and loss of trust. Once trust lost, gaining it back is a serious task. It is a lengthy process, and some of the long term scars may never heal. Being able to trust a partner in a relationship is one of the essential traits of a successful relationship. Without trusting each other the relationship is bound to fail and the two people may even carry the burden with them onto future romantic partners.


An important ingredient to the perfect romantic relationship is respect. Both partners in the relationship should be respectful of each other, as well as themselves, in every aspect of the relationship. Respect is a group activity. If only one side of the relationship shows respect towards the other, that couple will fail relatively quickly. Respecting each other’s families, friends, opinions, and beliefs is what sets the foundation of a serious relationship. Each side brings different qualities to the relationship and it is only fair that each partner respects the qualities of the other. A lack of respect is a gateway to other problems such as a lack of trust, or loss of communication.

Puting It All Together:

The keys to maintaining a healthy romantic relationship are being able to communicate effectively, having mutual trust in another, and having respect for each other’s feelings. Participation is also important; both sides must give equal effort to ensure a lasting connection. A perfect relationship would ultimately be one where both sides are happy, attracted to one another, and feel like they are part of a healthy relationship. A perfect couple would feel appreciated and cared about by each other, and would give equal effort to protect their relationship. If you avoid these problems that commonly plague relationships, you will be on your way to obtaining your own ‘perfect’ relationship.