Being in love is the most beautiful, profound and magical feeling in the world. It’s a warm hug on a freezing winter morning. It’s finding a shelter, a safe place, an unconditional support in a world who only cares about profit and pleasure.
It’s an inexplicable journey to realms you’ve never seen before.
A healthy and loving relationship based on mutual respect, understanding and unreserved love can be the greatest experience life ever offered to you.
But, a healthy relationship needs work.
If you don’t bother to take care of what you have, the tides can easily turn against you and your fragile bed of roses can be easily destroyed.
It’s simple. If you don’t water a flower, it will die. If you don’t nurture your connection, it will fade away.
Here’s a list of 10 behavior/ things that are most likely to entirely destroy your relationship if you don’t do something to prevent them:
1. LACK OF TRUST
You can’t expect your relationship to grow when you don’t trust your partner. Meaningless suspicion is a big no-no. Healthy and prosperous relationships are built on mutual trust and understanding. Try to be more open with each other and talk about the things that make you worry.
2. NOT HAVING ENOUGH TIME FOR EACH OTHER
Guys, this is a deal-breaker. No matter how busy you are, or how full your weekly planner is, you have to find time for your loved one. At least for an hour. At the end of the day, there’s no such thing as busy, it’s all about priorities.
3. NOT LISTENING
Honest and open conversation is the mark of every healthy relationship. If you avoid listening to what your partner has to say, you’re entering a really dangerous territory. Try not to make everything about yourself. Whatever happens, sit down and listen. Be their support. Their shoulder to cry on.
4. PUSHING THEM AROUND
Being in a relationship doesn’t mean that you should suffocate one another with each other’s presence. Love means one soul inhabiting two bodies, but it doesn’t mean that you should erase your partner’s identity. Give your partner some space. Let them be.
Don’t even get me started on cheating. It is really simple. If you think you’ve had enough and you want to explore further, then please do so, but don’t forget to tell your partner about your decision.
6. TAKING THEM FOR GRANTED
If you have something precious in your arms, acknowledge it. If you’ve found something worthwhile, cherish it. If you love your partner, tell them.
But, please don’t take them for granted. Just because they’re here now doesn’t mean that they’ll be here tomorrow.
7. MANIFESTING JEALOUSY
Irrational and extreme jealousy is a serious issue. There are people who are so blinded by fear and jealousy that they reach a certain point when they don’t even trust their own life partners. If you don’t have a reason to manifest jealousy, don’t do it. But if you feel there’s something fishy, face your partner and talk about the issue.
No! Flirting with anyone besides your partner is considered a form of cheating. No one deserves this, and especially not your lover.
9. TALKING ABOUT YOUR EX PARTNERS
An honest and heartfelt conversation about your past experiences is a good thing. You should be able to talk about these stuff with your lover. But, when the ex-talk becomes a part of your everyday conversation, things might get suspicious. Your partner might get the wrong idea.
10. KEEPING SECRETS
We all have a private life and we all carry our own secrets. But, that doesn’t give you the right to hide things from your partner. That will only make things strange, mysterious and shady.