Communication, compromise and trust are the three main things you need to have a successful relationship. If you don’t have all three, your relationship will not work. These three things work together in a committed relationship. They complement each other like you should complement your significant other.
You should be able to communicate openly and honestly with your partner. You need to be able to agree to disagree on things and have healthly and honest conversations with each other. If either partner don’t feel comfortable communicating their feelings, the relationship will eventually end in disaster. You don’t want a situation where your partner just shuts down and hides their feelings.
Comprising in a relationship is just as important as communication. Often times a common ground has to be found and it is ok to figure out what works best for both people. The relationship can’t be one sided. It can’t be all about you or all about your significant other.
Without trust in a relationship, your relationship is what I like to call “DOA”. There is no point in continuing a relationship when there is no trust in it. You can have the best communication and comprise often, but if you don’t trust your partner, your relationship will fail. You can’t bring issues from previous relationships into your current relationship and use that as an excuse not to fully trust your partner. Give your partner the trust they deserve, but if you find them untrustworthly, then you should not continue the relationship.