All relationships have one thing in common- they remain a mix of give and take. You decide to give your time, effort, care, commitment and love to a certain person and you expect to get most, if not all, of it back in return. But sometimes, the things we wish to give and eventually get in return don’t exactly match the things that our partner wishes to give and get in return. Situations like these inevitably lead to a lot of frustration, resentment, and arguments. So what can be done to resolve this issue?
Communicate! Your partner is not a mind reader.
They won’t magically know all of your desires and expectations. They won’t give you every single thing you need without you ever asking for it. You need to be open. You need to be expressive. You need to give your partner the opportunity to learn more about you, to understand you better, and to know what adjustments are necessary to keep you happy. All of this might sound a bit exhausting but when you’re with the right person, it will never feel that way.
Here are 6 things that you should always keep demanding in your relationship in order to make it last:
When you’re in a relationship with someone, you need to be considerate about your partner’s feelings, emotions, opinions, and views. If you feel like your partner has stopped involving you in the important decisions of their life, question them about it. If you think they don’t really ask any more about how your life is going, tell them it’s bothering you. If something they said or did offended you lately, let them know.
When you’ve been in a relationship long enough, you tend to get unintentionally careless. This is the time when you need to give your partner a reality check, when you need to demand the consideration back.
It’s always unreasonable to demand that your partner should make you the center of their entire universe. You both have separate lives outside of this relationship. You’re both independent individuals who have set out to achieve their own goals in life. And you both have the responsibility of balancing work along with your personal life. So it’s not unlikely that you reach a point in your relationship where you don’t take out the time to meet each other for days or even weeks. *Continue reading on next page*