A few days ago, the lady and I went to have dinner with some of our friends. Things started getting awkward when suddenly one of the couples started complaining about how hard it is to make the other person happy and complaints started flying in from every direction. Needless to say, it was a pretty awkward hangout for us. On our way back, I held my girl’s hand and kissed it, I thanked her for being so good to me, for giving me no reason to complain or argue, for making me so happy that even if we do fight, I make sure it’s not in public or in front of friends. We both smiled, it was beautiful. That one incident made me write this article, when I started thinking about the reasons that cause even the strongest of relationships to fail and even marriages to break, I wanted to share everything common in those things. So if you have a habit of any of these following things or if you feel like one of them is starting to develop, get rid of them. Let’s begin.
8. Not being “there”
So you took out time from your busy schedule to spend with your SO, is it enough just to be there? No. You need to be “present”, you need to be there! Your presence is required, and that means both mind and body, not just the body. You need to be completely aware of what your partner is saying, don’t be so lost in your own thoughts that you fail to answer even the simplest of questions when you’re asked to. Your partner needs your attention and love, all of it when you’re with them, so try not to have other thoughts in mind when you spend time with them or you’ll just be wasting that time. If you’re bothered by something, share it, don’t keep it in because that will make your partner feel like something’s bothering you and you can’t tell them for some odd reason. Be present, in mind and body. *Continue reading on next page*