No one is perfect, and no one has a perfect relationship. We all have things we need to work on and things we can do better in our personal lives and in our relationships. Men are far from perfect, and there are things they could work on, but the same is true for women. To have a happier and more fulfilling relationship, read on to find out what things women should abstain from.
TALKING ABOUT OTHER MEN.
Men can feel just as uncomfortable as women when they think their woman has turned her attention to someone else. Think about how you would react if you caught your husband looking at or flirting with another woman. So should you blame your husband for being angry when you do the same thing? Most men don’t care if you find another man attractive, but talking to your lover about it probably isn’t the best idea. In this case, it’s better if some things go unspoken.
SAY MEAN THINGS ABOUT OTHER WOMEN.
Strong women stand up for other women rather than trying to put them down. A bad opinion about others indicates insecurity and low self-esteem. Even if you feel inferior compared with the other woman, try to remember your good qualities. It’s okay to sometimes admit to your partner that you feel insecure, but saying bad things about other women won’t help the situation or boost your self-esteem.
APOLOGIZE ALL THE TIME.
If you did something wrong, of course you need to apologize, but don’t ask for forgiveness if you really don’t need it. For example, you do not need to apologize for the fact that you walked around in your pajamas all day, did not put on makeup or did not wash the dishes in the evening. Learn to treat yourself more easily, because reducing stress will benefit your relationship.
NOT GIVING YOUR PARTNER ENOUGH TIME FOR YOURSELF.
Every person on this planet needs to be alone to recover and support the relationship. Spending time only with your other half is abnormal and unhealthy, so you should give your partner the space they need.
NEGLECT YOUR FRIENDS.
Don’t neglect your friendships. You need your friendships just as much as your partner does, so don’t forget to maintain other relationships. Strong friendships contribute to a good long-term relationship rather than hinder it.
CONNECT WITH OTHER PEOPLE WHILE YOU’RE OUT WITH YOUR PARTNER.
Sure, it’s not a problem to reply to the occasional text message, but if you’re looking at your phone all the time, your partner will feel left out. Spend time with your partner as often as you can, because a relationship can’t be successful if both parties don’t put in the effort. Remember the old adage, “You have to dance with the one who brought you in.”
TALK ABOUT THE EX.
Men are just as jealous as women and want to feel that they are the only person you have ever loved. Sure, you can mention people you’ve dated in the past, but constantly talking about them or comparing them to your current lover will only lead to arguments and confusion in the relationship.
THEY DON’T KNOW HOW TO LISTEN.
Everyone wants attention and for people to hear what they are saying. So when your partner is talking to you, hang up the phone and really listen to what they have to say. You don’t want your partner to ignore you or listen half-heartedly, so show them as much respect as you do.