It’s not always easy to determine the things you can reasonably demand from your significant other.
Should she reply to every one of my texts as soon as she receives them?
Should he take out the time to go out with you every week?
Should you be splitting the bill in half every time you go to dinner?
But before any couple moves towards resolving these specific questions, they need to start establishing the very basics, the things they should unquestionably ask for from their relationship. Here is a list of 8 things you have the right to expect from your other half:
You significant other might be expressing their love in the form of words, actions, or even both. But physical love and affection such as holding hands, hugging, kissing, foot or back rubs will always be one of the most important aspects of any romantic relationship.
Your partner is supposed to like you as a person. They are supposed to like seeing you, touching you and demonstrating their love for you in a way that can really reach your heart.
When you’re going through a bad time, when you’re really hurting, and when nothing in life is going your way, you maintain the right to expect your partner to be your rock, to give you strength and patience, and to let you have a soft place to fall back on. Your partner should remain gentle with you when you’re in pain.
Of course, they are never obligated to start reading your mind and truly be ‘in it’ like you are. They don’t necessarily have to start feeling the same things you do. The only thing you should expect is that it matters to them when you’re hurt or upset.
A good partner will always show respect- for all your boundaries and limitations, and for you as a person. They might end up disagreeing with you in certain situations but that won’t ever result in name-calling or ridiculing from their side, even if they claim they’re ‘just teasing’. A truly respectful partner will know and admire all your strengths. And they will be gracious about all your weaknesses.
A good relationship requires that both the partners remain considerate about how their behavior affects the other. Your partner shouldn’t be expected to give you every single thing you ask for, or do all the things you want them to do, but what they do owe you is the courtesy of considering situations from your point of view.
If you feel like your significant other almost never considers your feelings and emotions, then maybe it’s time to start re-evaluating the relationship. - Continue reading on next page