To maintain a relationship, both partners must love and respect each other. But it seems that over time a couple’s happiness can crumble for a number of reasons. We could cite among others, routine, lack of attention or non-respect for the freedom of the other.
Respect is one of the foundations of a healthy relationship. Without mutual respect, a relationship eventually breaks down. To ensure that you maintain a harmonious couple life, here are some actions that you can accomplish on a daily basis:
Give her the freedom to have a life apart from the couple
Over time, the romantic relationship becomes stronger and the partners undeniably become closer. However, to say that your other half belongs to you is to take away their freedom to exist outside of the relationship. Too often, one partner becomes far too possessive and tries to control the other’s actions. It is a lack of respect to unconsciously condemn the other to exist only through you. But don’t forget that respect is mutual …
Do activities without him
Of course, you too must take time out of your relationship. You have the right to travel with your friends, to give yourself moments that belong to you without necessarily thinking of him. You absolutely must not confine yourself to a close relationship that will prevent you from being happy without your partner. Engaging in activities without your spouse allows you to develop your self-confidence and maintain a social bond.
Give him the opportunity to express his point of view
You don’t have to agree all the time. Just because you’re in love or in a relationship doesn’t mean you have to embrace each other’s ideas. Maintain a constructive discussion by listening to their needs, their desires and their point of view while giving yours. Accept your differences to strengthen your relationship as a couple.
Be honest with your partner
Lying and betrayal break many couples. By being sincere in the relationship, you give your partner confidence and encourage them to be honest.
While it’s important not to lie to your sweetie, you don’t have to say things if you don’t want to. You have the right to keep your secrets and protect your personal bubble.
Never compare him to one of your exes
One of the worst things you can do to your partner is compare them to someone you have had a romantic relationship with. He doesn’t want to know what you went through with your ex. Let go of your past and focus on your current happiness as you try to make your partner happy.
For a positive couple dynamic, each partner must show kindness. When he tells you about his problems or tells you about his weaknesses, don’t judge him. Avoid criticism that may upset him. Instead, try to understand him and help him overcome his fragility by using compassion.
Assume who you are
Don’t play a role with your other half. Be authentic and assert your personality as it is. If he loves you, he must accept you and love you as you are, with your qualities and faults and with your strength and your fragility.