No one is perfect, and no one has a perfect relationship. We all have things we need to work on and things we can improve in our personal lives and relationships. Men are far from perfect, and there are things they can 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.
TALKING ABOUT OTHER MEN.
Men can feel just as uncomfortable as women when they feel their wife has shifted her attention to someone else. Think about how you would react if you caught your husband looking at or flirting with another woman. Should you then blame your husband for getting angry when you do the same thing? Most men don’t care if you find another man attractive, but telling your lover is probably not the best idea. In this case, some things are better left unsaid.
SAYING MEAN THINGS ABOUT OTHER WOMEN.
Strong women defend other women rather than try to put them down. A low opinion of others shows a lack of confidence and low self-esteem. Even if you feel inferior to the other woman, try to remember your qualities. It’s okay to admit to your partner that you feel insecure at times, but talking bad about other women won’t help the situation or boost your self-esteem.
If you’ve done something wrong, you should apologize, but don’t ask for forgiveness if you don’t really need it. For example, you don’t need to apologize for walking around in your pajamas all day, not wearing makeup, or not doing the dishes at night. Learn to treat yourself more simply, as reducing stress will benefit your relationship.
NOT GIVING YOUR PARTNER ENOUGH TIME FOR YOU.
Every person on this planet needs time alone to recuperate and support their relationship. Spending time only with your significant other is abnormal and unhealthy, so you need to give your partner the space he or she needs.
NEGLECT YOUR FRIENDS.
Don’t neglect your friendships. You need your friendships as much as your partner, so don’t forget to maintain other relationships. Strong friendships contribute to a good long-term relationship rather than hinder it.
COMMUNICATE WITH OTHERS WHEN YOU’RE WITH YOUR PARTNER.
Of course, answering a text message once in a while is not a problem, but if you look at your phone all the time, your partner will feel left out. Spend time with your partner as often as possible, because a relationship can’t be successful if both parties don’t make an effort. Remember the old adage, “You have to dance with the one who let you in.”
TALK ABOUT THE EX.
Men are just as jealous as women and want to feel like they are the only person you ever loved. Sure, you can mention people you 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.