1. Be very upfront about your intentions and expectations.
You are never going to be able to find success in your relationships if you aren’t on the same page with your partner. So even at the very beginning, the both of you have to learn to be very upfront about your intentions and your expectations. You both need to be doing your part in making sure that you are always seeing eye to eye with one another. If not, then you’re opening yourself up to being played; you might be opening yourself up to someone who has no plans of committing to being with you at all.
2. Always be honest about your grievances.
Don’t keep your misgivings about your relationship bottled up inside. Yes, you don’t want to come across as someone who is constantly nagging and complaining. You don’t want your partner to see you as a spoiled brat. And that’s a good instinct to have. But you can’t be a pushover either. If something isn’t making you happy, then you need to let your partner know about it. You always need to be talking about your problems and issues in your relationship. Just make sure that you approach your partner in a very sensitive and warmhearted manner. Be open-minded and always display patience and understanding with one another.
3. Stop putting so much pressure on yourself to be perfect.
You don’t ALWAYS have to be perfect. Yes, you should always be striving for perfection. You should always want to be the best version of yourself. However, that doesn’t take it to mean that you aren’t allowed to have a few mistakes every now and then. It’s okay for you to admit that you don’t know something. It’s okay for you to admit that you have certain weaknesses and insecurities. It’s okay for you to NOT be perfect. And you should never pressure yourself into being so in your relationships. Otherwise, you are going to burn yourself out.
4. Believe that honesty is always the best policy.
You are never going to be able to find happiness in a relationship where there is too much lying going around. Always try to maintain an honesty policy with the person that you love. Be open. Be transparent.