Many people may be frustrated by relationships, thinking they’ll never find one that’s perfect. They are led to believe that only a few lucky people have great relationships, but few know what a real relationship is all about. This insider’s guide will explain what it takes to have a great relationship.
An Insider’s Guide to Relationships #1: Don’t be too proud to admit your true feelings.
More times than not, relationships fall apart because people don’t admit their true feelings for each other. Men might be too manly to admit their feelings and women might not want to scare a man off, but this is a very important part of any relationship. Start out slow and say things that are appropriate for the that you’ve been together. Don’t tell someone you love them on the first date, but do tell them what you like about them.
An Insider’s Guide to Relationships #2: Always admit when you’re wrong.
It may be hard to do, but this is something that you must do if you want things to last. Being able to admit that you were wrong means a lot to your partner because it tells them you care enough to damage your ego for them.
An Insider’s Guide to Relationships #3: Never go to bed angry.
When you go to bed angry, you’ll wake up angry. Problems will not simply disappear while you sleep. Issues must be resolved. Sometimes working these issues out isn’t always easy, but it makes your relationship stronger in the long run.
An Insider’s Guide to Relationships #4: Both people must give.
A relationship cannot be two people taking from each other. Both partners must be willing to give part of themselves in order for it to work. For example, a woman may do the inside work, while a man takes care of the chores outside. Or a man may fix the car, while a woman fixes dinner. You must be willing to give.
An Insider’s Guide to Relationships #5: Share time together.
No matter how hectic your life gets, you must make time for your partner if you want your relationship to last. Now I know people are really busy in this day and time, but that’s no excuse to put your partner on the backburner. Schedule time for your relationship, just like you schedule time for everything else in your life.
An Insider’s Guide to Relationships #6: Be there for each other.
When the world turns against you, it’s wonderful to have a partner who is there for you. This is really important in a relationship. You must be able have someone to turn to; someone who will comfort you. If you don’t have that, or can’t do that for your partner, your relationship will never work.
An Insider’s Guide to Relationships #7: Give each other space.
While spending time together is important, spending too much time together can actually damage a relationship. I know this may sound odd, especially if you just started dating, but it’s true. Partners need time apart. Time apart also makes your time together even better because you appreciate it more.
An Insider’s Guide to Relationships #8: Take care of each other.
When your partner is sick or just down, they want someone to take care of them. When you’re in a relationship you will want someone to fix you chicken noodle soup or to cheer you up and they will want the same in return.
An Insider’s Guide to Relationships #9: Stand by each other.
There will be times when you and your partner make decisions that others do not understand. You may decide to change careers or your partner may decide to stay home and take care of the kids. Regardless of the choices you and your partner make and what the rest of the world thinks, you need to stand by each other.
An Insider’s Guide to Relationships #10: Remember that a good relationship takes work.
If you want a good relationship, you must follow the above tips and yes it does take work. You don’t plant a flower and then leave it to fend for itself and you don’t start a relationship and expect it to grow on its own.