Even the healthiest of relationships have a demand for timely compromises and sacrifices. All successful relationships are built on the principle of give and take, but there is a limit to how much you can give in a relationship. No relationship should require you to give everything, including yourself, away. In this article, we'll discuss where to draw that line, where to stop giving. If you have to sacrifice any of the following things to 'save' your relationship , then it's time to reconsider a few things.
A person who truly loves you , will never try and change you for anything. They love you for who you are, your individuality. If your relationship requires you to be a completely different person than who you truly are, you feel like you are not being yourself around your partner, like your holding your breath in then you need to stop. A little tweaks here and there are fine, but you needn't alternate your personality for the sake of your relationship, you will just exhaust yourself with all the pretending.
8. Your freedom
It is crucial to spend time with your partner, lots of it, but you also need space for yourself. You two should be able to be enjoy me-time, your partner shouldn't be keeping constant checks on you, or make you feel guilty if you spend time with your friends, a healthy space is very important. You shouldn't be giving that up, it just means your partner is insecure, you two should be able to be happy on your own, this will enable you to bring happiness to the relationship.
7. Your present relationships
Often, we have seen people complaining about a newly hitched friend, that he or she doesn't spend much time with them now, or has changed. It is normal for a couple to see nothing but their partner when the cupid strikes, but this shouldn't be the requirement of your relationship, cutting off ties with your friends and family. Your partner should not control who you hang out with, or put your relationship with people you are close to, in jeopardy. - Continue reading on next page