Relationships are no joke. And whenever people are able to make their relationships work, you have to know that that doesn’t just happen by accident. No one ever really just happens to fall into a long-lasting relationship by sheer luck. No. You really have to do your part in making sure that your relationship has what it takes to last for the long haul.
It would be foolish and naïve to think that you would be able to make things work with your partner just because you love one another. It’s so much more than that.
You can’t just expect that problems are going to iron themselves out. Yes, luck is going to play a role in it. If the circumstances work to your favor, then you’re going to have a better shot at making things work. But at the end of the day, you’re always going to have to continuously work at your love and relationship.
And not a lot of people realize that there is a proper way to actually start a relationship. Sure, it’s never about how you start. It’s always about how you are able to make things last.
It doesn’t matter if you start things off great if you aren’t able to sustain it. But if you are able to start your relationship the right way, then you are going to be able to better handle your relationship the deeper that you get into it. You can’t just allow yourself to recklessly fall in love after all.
A relationship isn’t something that you can just dive into without any thought. You must always stay mindful of the way that you conduct yourself in your relationship.
So, if you’re particularly inexperienced in the fields of love and romance, then this article might actually help you out a little bit. Or even if you’ve already been around the block once before, it always helps to gather a little perspective on love and relationships.
You never want to stop learning after all. Perhaps the reason that you’ve been unsuccessful in love and relationships in the past is that you keep on committing the same mistakes over and over again.
Without much further ado, here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re going to start a new relationship.
1. Free yourself from any emotional baggage first.
When you get into a new relationship, you are going to be dealing with a lot of exciting feelings and emotions. That’s why it’s important for you to be putting any emotional baggage that you might be carrying to rest first.
2. Be your true and authentic self-right from the beginning.
If you’re not a douchebag, then you shouldn’t be acting like one. If you’re not a rich snob, then you shouldn’t be portraying yourself as one. If you’re not funny, then stop trying to force jokes. Just be your true and authentic self. If you are being insincere, it’s going to be so clear and that won’t be a good look for you at all. Stay true to who you are on the inside.
3. Be more of a listener than a talker.
When you first get into a relationship with someone, you’re going to be tempted to talk a lot about yourself. And that’s fine. You are always going to expected to be open about who you are. You will want your partner to know more about what your personality is like and that’s why you want to talk.
That’s all well and good. But you shouldn’t make the mistake of just being the talker all the time. You also need to be just as good a listener. Try to also pay attention to what your partner is saying and express an interest in them as well. You also have a duty to get to know them the best way that you can.
4. Stay honest even with the little things.
You don’t want to be starting a new relationship with lies. You can never expect yourself to build an intimate connection with another human being if you’re going to deceive them.
You can’t expect your relationship to flourish if you conceal your partner from the truth. Always come clean. Always be honest. You might be tempted to tell a few lies here and there to cast yourself in a better light. But that’s not always going to work out for the best.
5. Avoid making comparisons all of the time.
Any new relationship that you start should always be seen as a fresh opportunity. Never make the mistake of just comparing this relationship to any of your previous ones.
Don’t make the mistake of comparing this relationship to those that you see around you. Take this relationship for what it really is and don’t judge it against any other. Assess this relationship on its own merits. And always try to manage your expectations reasonably and intelligently.