The fatal mistake we, as humans, can commit is to assume instead of checking. We think that only because we think about a specific topic in one way, the other is seeing it the same.
Partners should be capable of compromising and tolerate some of the actions they don’t like in the other.
We might argue that best is to find a person that doesn’t need to change the core things that make us who we are, though to make a relationship work, some level of adjustment is necessary.
Do you consistently go to your partner to satisfy your needs for comfort, fun, sex, etc.? Are they the sole person you share sadness, worry, and happiness with? If your answer is “yes,”
Let’s face it – nothing is made to last forever, and everything needs maintenance. An unmanaged house will fall apart after some years. One might argue a house could be repaired for sure.
There will be fights. No relationship is prone to this. Some will be more and some less dangerous to the relationship.
Instead of adding strikes, communicate because your partner might not even know they are doing something wrong. They might be willing to compromise and change to improve the situation.
Sometimes, it is best to write your emotions down, especially if you feel overwhelmed about something. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to write about something terrible, a fight.
When you start living together, a regular expression of gratitude gets lost as you assume that your partner already knows how grateful you are for everything they do. However, that’s not true.
Be it a small promotion of a new purchase or a new weight goal. Anything that you and your partner achieve, even if it’s not that big, please celebrate it together. Make it a rule to appreciate every little thing.