Hopefully, we've all reached a point in our lives where we have the maturity and knowledge of self to properly carry ourselves in and through a relationship with our partner we find worthy of our time. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case and a lot of us find ourselves struggling throughout our relationships and not knowing exactly what we need to do to succeed in our individual love lives. Luckily, you have us here at CultureHook to provide you what to do and what not to do in order to maintain a healthy relationship. Check them out for yourselves.
DO: Respect Them At All Times
Respect is the number one thing that two grown adults should have between them regardless if you're in an intimate relationship or not. So, of course, having respect for your significant other in their own being is a must in order to live in a healthy realm.
DON'T: Put Them Down
No one in their right mind should think that it would be ok to put their significant other down unless you don't respect them which ties directly into the last piece of advice that we offered you. Why put them down or make them for feel lesser than, unless you truly don't love yourself... Eh?
DO: Speak Their Love Language
The five languages include acts of service, quality time, receiving gifts, physical touch, and words of affirmation. Learn which languages your partner responds the most to and feed into those needs as much as possible. Also, let it be clear which languages you respond to the most as well.
DON'T: Push Them Away
So far in the don't column we've provided you guys with some fairly easy things not to do once in a committed relationship but, you should know not to push your partner away regardless of the situation even if you do need time and space to yourself. Communicate that but, don't push them away.
DO: Healthy Fights
Any real and committed relationship is going to involve a multiple people within its realm that are not going to agree 100% of the time so, arguments are going to be necessary in order for a relationship to thrive. If you're able to come to a solution or agree to disagree and keep moving forward, you're doing things right.
DON'T: Be Overly Jealous
Jealousy in a relationship is something that is normal in the climate of being intimate with someone you really care about but, once someone becomes overly investigative, curious, and has a habit of crossing boundaries, you might want to reconsider if you want to invest your time in someone who has these characteristics.
DO: Nurture Intimacy
Even if you've been with your partner or significant other for awhile we recommend that you make major investments in the intimacy department of your relationship. Your touch, your sex life, and the romantic elements of your love life are a crucial to the success of your relationship.
Honesty and trust go hand-in-hand so if you expect to be in a long-term relationship we recommend that you get extremely familiar with being honest not only with your significant other but yourself. You have to keep it real 100% of the time even if that means that hurting your partner sometimes.
DO: Accept Them For Who They Are
If you can't accept your significant other for who they really are, there really is no point in being in a relationship with them, to begin with. Also, if you happen to be with someone you can't accept as themselves, then you might have a problem with self-acceptance as well. Fix yourself before bringing them into your world of emotions and what you find acceptable.
DON'T: Suffocate Them
We feel like this is a really important to touch on because we think that a lot of couples, especially young couples forget that spending quality time with others or even alone is a forgotten necessity when it comes to being a relationship. There's no need to be with your significant other all day, every day, get a life and spend some time in your lonesome every once in a while.
DO: Be Their Best Friend
If you're not in love with your best friend in the world or you feel like you can't tell your partner anything you might be with the wrong one. You should definitely attempt to establish a friendship that can't be broken with your boyfriend/girlfriend, spouse, or domestic partner, you'll go a lot further.
DON'T: Take Them For Granted
Just because you might be comfortable within your relationship that doesn't give you the right to take your partner for granted, you might be used to your significant other doing certain things for you but that doesn't mean that they're obligated to do so. They do so because they love you so, don't take even the smallest of gestures for granted from your partner.
DO: Always Treat Them Right
Well, duh... We'd hope that a lot of you would take into consideration of treating your significant others right but, somehow a lot of guys and gals tend to take advantage of their partners and treat them horribly because they think they won't go anywhere. Guess again... You better start treating your partners right.
DON'T: Let Insecurities Take Over
No one in their right mind is trying to be with someone who's insecure about themselves so we recommend that you get right with yourself and the universe before entering a relationship and spewing your insecurities on an innocent bystander in your significant other. It's just not fair.
DO: Find Balance
Last but not least, we would advise you to find balance in your relationships within your own life. You have personal goals, dreams, and aspirations to get to make sure your partner recognizes that and pushes you towards them. Provide yourself with the necessary and time to be yourself all the while loving your partner.
Do what's best. Always.
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