I often say making a bunch of rules in a relationship does not guarantee its success. As a matter of fact, they really make it boring because rules lack spontaneity.
I have taken the opportunity however to gather a few tips, I like to call “Relationship Guidelines” which will remind many couples to keep it real whenever they are slacking off. Here we go;
- Avoid giving your partner a reason to not trust you. Trust is of absolute importance for all relationships to work and it is extremely difficult to rebuild once it is broken.
- Never let a good relationship ‘go down the drain’ because of greed. Remember the ’80/20 rule’? See the movie ‘Why did I get married?’ Many times we take for granted the beautiful person that we have in our lives, thinking that they will always be there even if we treat them badly.
- Never assume. Situations are not always what they seem. It is always best to find out what is going on instead of hastily making conclusions which may be absolutely wrong.
- Avoid making promises you can’t keep. By doing this you are setting yourself up for trouble that will interrupt the peace in your relationship.
- Avoid being too jealous, it is unattractive and cannot be covered by other nice attributes you may have because it is something that will definitely stand out! Jealousy may be a sign that you do not believe your partner loves you enough to be faithful or maybe it is a bad habit you have taken along with you from a previous relationship. Either way, it is not cool.
- Avoid saying things you don’t mean especially when you guys are arguing. You can’t take back the spoken word or the hurt it inflicted no matter how many times you say you’re sorry. Think about it!
Believe or not, this is real talk. These are some little things we do and don’t even realize we are doing them. Nevertheless, they can really irritate our partner and puts the relationship in a rut. So now, if you can relate to this then take your relationship out of the rut because it is full time to move on into something even more beautiful individually and as a couple.
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