Cheating on your partner is not the only way you can lose them. Because it isn’t always what you do in your relationship that can ruin it. More often than not, it is what you don’t do in your relationship that can completely destroy it.
You can lose your significant other due to a lack of respect and communication.
So, here are three ways you can make sure this never happens:
1. Give your partner your undivided attention.
No matter if you and your significant other are discussing something important, fighting over a relationship problem, telling each other how your day went, or just watching TV together, make sure you give them your full attention when you’re in their company.
Remove any distractions that are preventing you from focusing on them. Put your phone away. Pay attention to what they have to say. Treat them like they’re the most important person in the world.
2. Always be yourself around them.
You have weaknesses and imperfections. But, hey, guess what? We all do.
So, instead of hiding your vulnerable sides and feeling ashamed of your flaws, let your partner see who you really are. Share your insecurities and fears with them. Let them see what you carry in your soul. Because if they’re truly in love with you, they’ll accept you and love you for who you are. They’ll love every single thing about you, including your flaws.
3. Learn to argue effectively.
Every couple fights. Disagreements and arguments are an inseparable part of any healthy, meaningful, and successful relationship. But, you have to know how to argue with your partner effectively.
Instead of imposing your own opinion on your partner or shouting at them, you have to control your reactions. No matter how different their opinion is from yours, you have to disagree with them clearly and politely. You should never criticize or blame them if you haven’t considered their views first.
Learning to argue effectively will help you and your partner communicate more clearly and you will end up respecting each other more.