I’ve had a number of long-term relationships and of course, many of them have failed. Currently, I’m a happily married gay man who recently celebrated five years with my husband. I’ve certainly experienced an okay, even a good relationship in the past, but for this one, we both wanted something extraordinary. Here’s how we did it with just three easy tips for creating an extraordinary gay relationship.
My husband and I decided early on in our courtship that this was our relationship for life. We committed to achieving greatness and haven’t wavered from this approach. We’ve seen too many of our friends who break up over a small disagreement within their relationships and that’s not an option for us. When issues arise, we work them out. It may not always be pretty, but when there’s no fear of a breakup, we know that we’ll always pull through.
There’s nothing less extraordinary than a relationship that doesn’t involve any sense of play. Too often, couples get into a routine of sleep, work, eat, watch TV, rinse and repeat. We may have a routine, but we’re not afraid to shake it up. We take half days and sneak off to the beach. We surprise one another with a voucher for a new activity. We even sometimes hide from one another in the house and then scare the other, when they come home. This aspect of play keeps a lot of excitement into relationship.
Relationships too often get into a rut and you need to break up the monotony. Nothing does that more than traveling. It doesn’t have to be far, it could even be a few hours away to house sit for a friend for the weekend. It can also be a week at an all-inclusive or a three-week journey through the Amazon in South America. Travel breaks up the routine and forces you both into uncomfortable situations. You’ll pull through it all together and have a stronger relationship due to it.
No longer settle for ordinary and take your relationship into a place of being extraordinary. These tips are simple to implement and come with long lasting results. You begin by committing 100% to your partner and your future together. You, then, get to experience the joy of playing with your partner. Finally, you and your partner explore a little bit more of the world by traveling with one another.
Follow these tips and you are well on your way to having an extraordinary gay relationship.