Love is one of the most profound emotions known to human beings. Most people mustwork consciously to master the skills necessary to make relationships endure andflourish. Two components necessary for a relationship to begin are: the context (e.g.,proximity) and the prospective partners' motives (e.g., mutual attraction).From the very start of initiating a new relationship building healthy patterns is key for bothparties. Some attributes we don't consider issues can be problematic to another person.Although this may be obvious to some, starting on a foundation of appreciation andrespect is vital. Focus on all the considerate things your partner says and does rather thanfocusing on mistakes they may have made. Likewise establishing a pattern of apologizingand being forgiving. Your partner will trust you more if he or she knows that you willtake responsibility for your words and actions. A final and crucial part is exploring -explore each other's interests so that you have a long list of things to enjoy together. Trynew things together to expand mutual interests.Being in a healthy and loving relationship is very rewarding for most people but stillproblems occur and that is a crucial part of the relationship and personal growth. After theinitial few months of dating or being together you will both start to settle but this certainlydoesn't mean anything must slow down or stop. This is the time to go beyond the excitingfirst dates and new encounters. Think about who your mate really is and what excites him orher (both physically and emotionally). We can become consumed by what WE THINK he/shewants, as opposed to tuning in to what truly resonates with the other person. Rememberthat if it's important to your partner, it doesn't have to make sense to you. You just must doit. Disagreements in a relationship are very normal and if constructively resolved canstrengthen the relationship. However this isn't always easy and requires honesty, awillingness to consider your partner's perspective even if you don't fully understand it,and lots of communication.It is inevitable that there will be times of sadness, tension, or outright anger between youand your partner. The source of these problems could be anything relating only to therelationship and people involved or outside factors e.g work, friends or family can allcontribute. Resolving conflicts requires honesty, a willingness to consider your partner'sperspective even if you don't fully understand it, and lots of communication. Sometimesan answer can't be found and for one or both partners they start thinking about endingthe relationship and the prospects of it, both short and long term. The next step is usuallyvocalising those feelings to the significant other. After this, if the relationship isn'tsalvageable, both parties will clarify the separation in their lives whether that be movingout, updating social media or in another form of showcasing their new relationshipstatus. More often than not this stage is the point of no return. Then comes the 'grave-dressing' step in which both parties will minimise their faults and maximise the ex-partner's without seemingly becoming off putting to potential new partners.