10 Rules For A Healthy Relationship
It is not difficult to have a healthy relationship. What is difficult is to remember always that you do not want the relationship to go haywire. So you tend to give in to certain situations, fight with your partner, argue over things that do not make much difference, allow your ego to get the better of you and eventually ruin the relationship which meant so much to you at the onset. It is, therefore, essential to always keep in mind that no matter what happens you should know whether the issue at hand is something more crucial than the relationship itself. Listed below are 10 rules for a healthy relationship you should know.
1. Be fair
Fairness is mandatory. You cannot expect to have an upper hand in a relationship nor should you allow him to be too demanding and give in to his expectations without thinking. If you allow him to mold you as per his whims, remember that the relationship is not a healthy one. The same holds true if you are unfair in your expectations, demands and arguments.
2. Be honest
Honesty is the best policy – if not everywhere, definitely in case of relationships. You cannot afford to lie to your partner because trust forms the foundation of a healthy relationship. Being truthful also earns you respect in his eyes.
3. Curb over-expectations
Do not have too many expectations from your partner. Remember that he is a normal human being and even he has dreams and aspirations, and his sole purpose in life cannot be to fulfill every wish you have. Not that he can be lackadaisical about your needs, but you cannot have unrealistic expectations from him because that is not what a healthy relationship is all about.
4. Give space
One of the very important rules is to give him space and most definitely, not nag. When you are in a relationship, yours and his personal lives do not cease to exist. Spending quality time together is undoubtedly important, but sticking together all the while is a bad idea. You also have your friends and family who have not disappeared!
To err is human. Your partner can make mistakes – it is very normal. Even you can make mistakes. But if you want to maintain a healthy relationship, you should be able to look over the little faults that your partner has because nobody is perfect. Learn to forgive and watch how beautiful your relationship becomes.
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