In this world, no relationship is ideal. From the outside, some couples might seem like a match made in heaven, but a lot of hard work goes into it. And you really can’t say what happens behind the scenes because relationships, in my opinion, have bipolar tendencies. One moment you want to kill each other, and the next you want to cuddle for life!
Many couples find themselves in a battle over whether either person is genuinely in tune with the other’s life. Both men and women can seem disinterested or distant, and they may also seem to put personal concerns over the relationship. It can lead one to feel like they are always the one who has to sacrifice for the relationship or they are always the one who is led to a compromise, and that’s not fair.
As the distance between reality and perfection continues to increase for couples, it’s time for men to break their silence. You see, oftentimes many men and women are sacrificing every day in their relationship to keep the peace, but they don’t broadcast it or even let it be known to their significant other that the sacrifice was made.
Most women feel they’re the ones making the most sacrifices, but be careful not to overlook the fact that men make sacrifices as well in relationships. Here’s a short list of five sacrifices to make a relationship more successful.
1. Agree on the choice, even if you don’t like it:
A decision is rational, where a choice is intuitive. A decision is logical and reasonable, while a choice feels right on a gut level. A decision could be explained by reason, where a choice is based on personal preference. A decision is driven by external expectations, where a choice is driven by internal needs or desires. A decision appeases others, where a choice is satisfying to the self. A decision is comfortable; while a choice could be uncomfortable. You play mind games with yourself because it’s important to make your partner happy. From eating the cuisine they like to agree with their ridiculous choices, you do plenty of things with a sigh! Thus, choosing to appease your partner will really help you to make your relationship work.
2. Date your partner even if you have a hectic working day:
We all know we need to date our spouses.We all know we should be spending quality time together.We all know we should get away from work, home, and kids and be alone together even after a long hard day at work or even when it’s inconvenient. Even though getting out on that all-important date is hard sometimes, I swear it’s good for you and for making your relationship healthy.
3. Adjust to your partner’s wants and emotional needs:
One of the keys to being successful in a long-term, committed relationship is to properly understand the emotional needs and wants of your partner. While many women share similar emotional needs, men love to hide their emotions. Moreover, each woman is unique and men are not easily understood. So you need to pay more attention to the way each other is feeling, even if you don’t feel like trying. Think about what the other person needs, not at the cost of your individuality, but definitely try to find a common ground.
4. Deal with your partner’s emotional outbursts and temperament:
Only you can easily understand your partner’s mood and emotional outbursts, and that is why you are in love. It’s your responsibility to keep a cool head when the other side is behaving unusual, and deal with the fact in an easy manner. Even though taking a hard time from people because they’re going through a rough time is easier said than done, you can master this art thanks to the love you share!
5. Handle personal insecurities for your partner’s happiness:
Overcoming jealousy or a personal insecurity is like changing any emotional reaction or behavior. It begins with awareness. Awareness allows you to see that the projected stories in your mind are not true. When you have this clarity, you no longer need to react to the scenarios that your mind imagines. Jealousy and anger are often misplaced emotional reactions to believing scenarios in your mind that are not true. By changing what you believe, you change what your imagination is projecting, and you can eliminate these destructive emotional reactions.
So in conclusion, these are some main strategies to help you sacrifice when you are having a bad time in your relationship.