Being in a relationship does not always guarantee a “happy ever after”. It takes a lot of time, effort and communication to make it work. If you are in a relationship right now, you would agree that it’s not entirely made up of flowers and butterflies. Indeed, it gives you a sense of security and belongingness. However, being in a relationship can also sometimes bring in waves of uncertainties and doubts.
Do you want to keep the fire burning in your relationship? These 5 pieces of advice might give you insights on how to maintain a happy, healthy, and lasting relationship with your man.
Learn to appreciate
Simple acts of appreciation can make any relationship flourish. Acknowledge him when he does something sweet. Be vocal about how you feel whenever he makes an effort to make you feel special. Appreciate the little things about him. An act of appreciation also serves as reassurance to both of you.
Give each other space to grow and mature
You and your man may be in a relationship right now. But keep in mind that you’re still two different individuals with different needs and personalities. This is why it is important to respect each other’s space. Give each other the time and opportunity to do the things that you love and to pursue your passions. Giving your man the space he deserves means allowing him to grow and develop as a person. Be selfless enough to give him that.
Cut the drama
Your drama won’t sell to your man. So grow up and be wise enough to handle your issues. It is natural for women to be melodramatic and emotional in some ways. But you have to accept the fact that men are not equipped with enough patience to deal with your dramas, PMS episodes, and mood swings. So cut that drama and toughen up. Expecting him to provide you with comfort and reassurance while you cry your heart out over shallow issues won’t help.
Keep your relationship interesting and exciting
Men have this tendency to get bored easily especially once the “honeymoon” stage is over and you’re starting to get into that comfortable stage. However, you can always keep the fire burning by trying out new and exciting things together. You can plan for new adventures; travel to exciting places, go to concerts, and even whip up romantic dinners. The idea is to get to know the things that can get his adrenaline rushing. For starters, buy sexy lingerie for tonight and prepare to give him a sensual massage. Almost any man would fall for that.
Go out with friends
Your life is not designed for just the two of you to be together. Even if you’re in a relationship, you need other people in order to grow and mature. Occasional night outs, dinners, and activities with friends can strengthen your bond and are essential to your maturity. You can also learn a lot together from being with other people because you get to engage in different topics about love, life, relationships, work, career, and even marriage.
Relationships need work. So don’t settle and be too complacent. Respect your man and acknowledge his needs. Remember that love is not a magic spell that lasts forever; but rather a feeling that can easily be influenced by the time and space around us. You’ve invested yourself and your emotions to be in this relationship so give your best, stay loyal, and follow these 5 pieces of advice to strengthen its foundation.
Here’s a video of Renee, explaining how to attract a healthy and fructiferous relationship