From the outside looking in, happy relationships can look so effortless and natural, but no one knows how complex they can really be other than the people actually in the relationship. There's a lot of work, effort, and intentional behavior that goes into keeping a relationship healthy. There are, of course, important elements such as trust and communication, which are absolutely essential to a relationship's wellbeing, but there are also several underrated qualities that are important in relationships that must exist in order for each party to feel seen, appreciated, and truly loved. They're also qualities that'll help your relationship stand the test of time, because that's when it gets even more challenging.
Connell Barrett, Dating Transformation founder and dating coach with The League, defines a relationship quality as "a standard or aspirational pattern of behavior that both partners live up to for the good of the relationship," he tells Elite Daily. "If two people live and love by the right qualities, they can have a more fulfilling, passionate, and long-lasting connection," he adds. Sounds pretty great, right? Here are relationship qualities which, according to the experts, are less discussed, but just as essential for your relationship to be a happy and healthy one.