There are several ways how a relationship can be solid, because the right steps must be taken in order to achieve this.
These are steps to follow:
1) Ask yourself: What drew me to this person to begin with?
What qualities did they possess that I found valuable? What made them so amazing?
Ask your partner what they love and don’t love about you; be open to constructive criticism and self-improvement.
2) Communicate effectively
There is a right way and a wrong way to communicate. The right way is asking your partner a relevant question, listening to their response, then offering your opinion.
The wrong way is overwhelming your partner with your irritations and worries as soon as they walk in from a particularly long workday.
Practise effective speech by engaging your loved one in a conversation of their interest.
Ask questions that matter to them; people open up when you inquire about their day, an important project, their feelings, etc. Once you’ve listened to what they have to say, offer your side of the story.
3) Avoid third party
Restrain from getting advice from family and friends, as this may lead to comparism which would surely not go down well with your partner.
Also stop discussing your relationship with anyone, learn how to learn through the relationship and devise a way to solve issues intelligently.