Building a successful relationship: Nurturing fondness and Admiration


No one enters into a relationship expecting it to fail. We all hope that we will find someone with whom we can share our life, and who will make us happy. But sometimes, things don't work out the way we planned. One of the most common reasons for relationship failure is a lack of fondness and admiration. In this blog post, we will discuss another of the seven principles of a successful relationship- The formula to nurture fondness and admiration for each other. Check out our previous post here if you missed out!


If you want to make your relationship a success, it is important that you nurture fondness and admiration for each other along with the other principles. This means doing things that will make the other person feel loved and appreciated. It can be as simple as making dinner for them, or taking them on a romantic date. You should also try to avoid doing anything that might damage the relationship- such as arguing or fighting. If you can follow these guidelines, you will be well on your way to creating a lasting, happy relationship.

Why is fondness and admiration important in relationships?



Fondness and admiration are two of the most important factors in a relationship. They create a strong foundation on which to build a lasting connection. When you feel fondness and admiration for your partner, it makes you happy to be around them, and you will want to do things to make them happy too. This positive reinforcement helps to keep the relationship strong and healthy. On the other hand, when relationships lack these qualities, they often fall apart. So if you want your relationship to last, it is essential that you nurture fondness and admiration for each other.


How can I show my partner that I care about them?

There are many ways that you can show your partner that you care about them, let's take a look at some simple tips.

Tips to increase fondness and admiration!

According to The Gottman Institute, there are many ways in which you can bring some extra spark into your relationship every day, try these out today:

1. Compliment your partner often, both in private and public


Little things go a long way!

This includes complimenting them even when they do things that you would normally take for granted, such as doing the dishes or taking care of the children. Lifting up your partner when they don't feel good about themselves or even helping them recognize how far they have come in their personal life or their career.


2. Make time for each other and prioritize your relationship

Quality time = Happy relationship

This means setting aside time to talk, spend time together, and even have sex! Do things together that both of you enjoy, bring back date nights or even a simple game night or a movie night. Sometimes it can be as simple as a walk in the park.


3. Resolve conflicts in a constructive way

The art of conflict resolution

Arguing is normal in any relationship, but it’s important to resolve conflicts in a way that doesn’t damage the relationship. This might mean compromising or using problem-solving techniques. It’s also important, to be honest with each other. If something is bothering you, talk about it. Bottling things up will only lead to resentment and further conflict down the road.


4. Surprises!

we all get excited even opening our own amazon packages, don't we?

If your partner does something that catches you by surprise, it can make your heart flutter. It might be as simple as filling up your car with gasoline or taking the dog for a walk while you’re stuck at work or just breakfast in bed. Something thoughtful and unexpected can really brighten your day.


5. Respect each other

respectful partner>>>>

Treating each other with respect is essential in any relationship. This means considering your partner’s feelings and not doing anything that would damage the relationship. Respecting your partner can also be respecting boundaries and understanding consent. When settling down to be in a relationship there will be certain rules that are discussed between the partners and it's important to respect it if there has been a slip-up, then coming clean and learning to resolve the conflict.


6. Communicate effectively

growing together

Communication is key in any relationship. This means being able to share your thoughts and feelings openly with each other, as well as listening attentively when your partner is speaking. It can also involve compromise – both parties need to be willing to meet in the middle from time to time. Your relationship will grow with you, it can't stay the same always!


7. Feeling at home

home can be people, sometimes

It’s important that you feel like you can be yourself around your partner – they should make you feel safe and comfortable sharing anything and everything with them. If you don’t have these things in your current relationship, it might be time to rethink things. A healthy, lasting relationship is built on mutual fondness and admiration – so make sure you nurture these qualities!

So, can I bring back the fondness and admiration I've had for my partner?


Sometimes when partners feel lost in a relationship and they feel like the other isn't as fond as them as they used to be, they might try to do things to bring back that admiration. This could be anything from doing something nice for their partner, or even just complimenting them more. It's important not to lose yourself in the process, but if you can find a healthy way to show your fondness and admiration for your partner then it can only help strengthen your relationship!


So far, in all our previous blogs we have talked about the importance of trust, communication, and intimacy in a relationship. In order for these principles to work effectively, however, you also need to nurture fondness in a relationship. Building a successful relationship takes time and effort, but it’s definitely worth it. By following these seven principles, you can create a foundation of love and respect that will last for years to come.

To Wind It Up..


Relationships can be tricky, but with a little bit of effort, you can create a bond that will last a lifetime. By following the principles of fondness and admiration, as well as being supportive and understanding, you can make your relationship everything you’ve always wanted it to be. Try to keep things fresh by doing fun activities together, resolving conflicts in a constructive way, and surprising each other with kind gestures. These small actions will help build a strong foundation for your relationship.


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