Ever since meeting your S.O., your life has become much happier. You feel like a priority, you feel like you’re understood, you feel like you’ve found a puzzle piece to a larger picture.
Yet, for some reason, you notice your relationship heading downhill. You turn to your best friends and family for advice and still – nothing. That’s when your problem really begins.
When asking others for advice in this area of your life, you’re allowing third parties to intervene in your romantic endeavors. Oh, and by the way, this is not an attempt to slander your friends and family.
They will tell you that they only want the best for you. However, what they say will most likely reflect their idea of what constitutes a perfect relationship.
Don’t forget that this isn’t their problem to begin with! All issues, concerns and comments should only be reserved for a healthy conversation between you and your S.O.
So the next time you seek to improve your love life, think carefully about what you want in this relationship and pay attention to your partner’s needs as well. If you don’t know, you’d better find out!
When consumed by emotions, take a step back, breathe deeply and resume conversation as calmly as possible. Try not to glare, fidget, cross your arms or raise your voice in your attempts to resolve any issues. Most importantly, don’t turn to other people for a fresh perspective unless they are professionals with high ratings and a good reputation!
Make sure your relationship goals are achievable and don’t expect instant gratification. Healing comes naturally wherever there is true love.