Nobody is perfect and nobody 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 refrain from doing.
- TALK ABOUT OTHER MEN.
Men can be just as uncomfortable as women when they feel their woman has turned her attention to someone else. Think about how you would react if you caught your husband staring at or flirting with another woman. So should you blame your husband for getting angry when you do the same? Most men don’t care if you find another man attractive, but talking to your lover about it is probably not the best idea. In this case, it is better if some things remain unspoken.
- SAYING MEAN THINGS ABOUT OTHER WOMEN.
Strong women stand up for other women instead of trying to put them down. Having a bad opinion about others indicates insecurity and low self-esteem. Even if you feel inferior compared to the other woman, try to remember your good qualities. It is okay to admit to your partner sometimes that you feel insecure, but saying bad things about other women will not help the situation or boost your self-esteem.
- APOLOGISE ALL THE TIME.
If you have done something wrong, of course you need to apologise, but don’t ask for forgiveness if you don’t really need it. For example, you don’t need to apologise for walking around in your pyjamas all day, not putting on make-up or not washing up in the evening. Learn to take it easy on yourself, because reducing stress will also benefit your relationship.
- NOT GIVING YOUR PARTNER ENOUGH TIME FOR THEMSELVES.
Everyone on this planet needs some alone time to recover and support other relationships. Spending time only with your other half is abnormal and unhealthy, so you should give your partner the space they need.
- NEGLECT YOUR FRIENDS.
Do not neglect your friendships. You need your friendships as much as you need your partner, so don’t forget to nurture other relationships. Strong friendships are more conducive to a good long-term relationship than they are a hindrance.
- TEXT OTHER PEOPLE WHILE YOU ARE OUT WITH YOUR PARTNER.
Sure, it’s no problem to answer the odd 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 possible, because a relationship cannot be successful unless both parties make an 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 like they are the only person you have ever loved. Sure, you can mention the 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 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.