I’ve done it. You’ve done it. Every relationship that’s ever existed has done it. I know–I’m making it sound a bit dramatic, but you know that having a good relationship comes at a price. It really takes you and your significant other each giving 100% to let go of the endless cycle that every other
I know it’s really difficult sometimes to not joke about your significant other whenever you’re hanging out with your friends. It seems like you’re just saying something innocent & fun to make everyone laugh, but the reality is every joke has some truth to it. And on the other side of that joke is the person you’ve committed your life to. So it goes without saying that sharpening your ability to get better at these 3 things not to do in social settings will really strengthen your relationship.
1. Who Made the Mess. Just freaking pick up after yourself. I mean–really–is it that hard to use a clothes hanger or scrub a dish & throw it in the dishwasher?
1. Don’t go to bed angry. Sounds simple enough, but we all let silly arguments get the best of us and refuse to acknowledge the presence of the person lying in our bed. You should aim to start off each day fresh. Bringing in yesterday’s mess will always start your day off lousy.
I’d like to say that my wife and I are one of those perfect couples who’ve done it all right–but that type of relationship just doesn’t exist. At least, not in real life. I think one of the hardest things to really [truthfully & honestly] do in a relationship is to acknowledge, understand and accept your significant others’ perspective. I mean, we say all of the time, “I understand where you’re coming from, BUT…”