Being in a relationship has its ups and downs and it's not always easy to understand the person in front of you, which is normal as everyone's different and it takes time to cope. Below are a few tips to help you overcome any obstacles:
COUNT TO THREE
As cliche as that might sound, it has always been an effective method. Say you're in an argument with your significant other and it heats up to a fight, if both of you keep on going back and forth, don't ever think you'll be solving the issue rationally. If something offensive is about to come out of your mouth, just stop, count to three, and the odds are you'll think twice before you say it out loud.
THINK BEFORE YOU ACT
While this point might be close to the previous one, it still differs a lot. Say today's not your day and you're pretty much annoyed at everyone around you, happens doesn't it? Our advice is to think before acting, because on such a day you might be hurtful to the people around you and especially your partner.
DON'T JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS
The most important thing in a relationship is communication, and that's why it's always important to know the person inside and out. Communication is priceless! If you have that, then you'll decrease the chances of you jumping into conclusions when you see something you don't like! And one more thing, please don't expect the worst, in some cases you should, but generally just calm down and hear what he has to say.
JEALOUSY IS A TWO SIDED WEAPON
Yes, it's important to be jealous because it makes your partner feel how much he means to you, but if you're too jealous it might suffocate him, and you wouldn't want that now would you? Give him his space and trust him!
Life is full of stress and responsibilities, and therefore you should be understanding. If he had a long and tiring day at work, don't expect him to be in the mood to go shopping with you. And if he still can, then you should appreciate this gesture. Don't take it for granted, just like he shouldn't.
He has his flaws and you have yours, and the important thing is to know how to compromise. If something makes him tick, you can let it go, and same should go for him of course. If in some cases you find it hard to compromise, then speak to each other and try to find a common ground. We're certain you will!
TALK WITH RESPECT
One of the most important things in a relationship is respect. We're not talking about the kind of respect you have for your parents for example, but more of a respectful way of treating each other, especially when things get though and you can easily flip. Think twice, you wouldn't want him to disrespect you, so you shouldn't either...
SORRY IS A MAGICAL WORD
We've been through that many times before. Like they say, sorry seems to be the hardest word. Getting yourself to admit that you've made a mistake, isn't easy at times. But when it's actually your fault, you need to realize that and say it out loud, not just in your head!
Honesty about your feelings and mistakes can save you so much trouble. If you're not honest about your feelings, and keep it inside, then expect it to explode sooner or later. It won't be a beautiful scene, trust us! In order to avoid that happening, it's much better to speak your thoughts out loud, and don't postpone things. Note to yourself: that doesn't mean you should be complaining all day long, he'll stop listening after a while!
Working woman or not, we all have lots of things on our plate, and it can be challenging at times. You'll need to prioritize! Make time for him, pamper him with his favorite meal, watch his favorite football team playing or just listen to him. It's fun to bond and especially when you both are doing something you enjoy.
Voila, these tips should keep you happy and solve issues between you, if there are any, within the same day. Don't keep baggage, it only makes things worse.