Veteran Nigerian actor and lawyer, Kenneth Okonkwo, has dished out some instructive piece of advice to young men and women regarding relationships.
In a recent post he made on social media, the father-of-one warned people in relationships never to threaten their partners with break up if they do not really mean it.
He opined that in a moment of anger, lovers should focus on what got them angry without bringing up the threat of initiating a breakup.
According to the veteran script-interpreter, there is no perfect relationship anywhere adding that the key to a lasting relationship is effective communication with your spouse.
His full post reads;
“No matter how upset you are, don’t threaten your partner with a break up unless you mean it. Focus your anger on what they’ve done without bringing up the threat of a break up. No relationship is without its ups and downs. Don’t let anyone deceive you.
You will quarrel and you will fight. You will have sad days; you will disagree some days and not find a common ground over some issues. Compromises don’t always happen. These are normal things in a healthy relationship.
The key to a lasting relationship is being with someone you can actually communicate your feelings to and have a solutions-based approach towards conversations; someone who doesn’t just communicates, but reciprocates the energy you give to them.
Someone who always bares their mind and accumulate pent-up anger. Someone who forgives easily and reverts to their default factory mode of playing and laughing. This is the key.”