01/6Here’s how you can start a relationship on a good note
A perfect relationship doesn’t happen overnight. It takes the right amount of patience, courage and, of course, love to build a relationship that lasts long. No amount of to-do-lists can match the understanding that both the partners share. Sometimes, things, like selecting the right pick-up line or buying the right outfit for the dinner date, might keep the partners too occupied to focus on the real things. While we might have read a lot about what couples should avoid when they are in a relationship but rarely do we come across a list of things that should be done to keep a new relationship on the right track, isn’t it? Fear not! If you have just started being in a relationship but are clueless about the things you should do to make the relationship better, here’s a little help.
02/6Let bygones be bygones
Before you start any new relationship it is better to detox yourself. Yes, you read it right! You need to detox your emotions to get rid of toxic thoughts about what has happened in your last relationship because it is unfair to your partner if you are still stuck in the past. Any kind of emotional or mental baggage needs to be left in the past. If you want your love life to shine bright then you must start with a clean slate.
03/6Introduce your friends
We are social animals, right? And friends are the family we choose. Therefore it’s very important to meet your partner’s friends or introduce him to your friends. Knowing each other’s friends is a great way of making both worlds meet and thereby form a strong social bonding with people who you and your partner better. Also, studies have shown that having common friends is a great way for couples to make their relationship stronger.
04/6Set achievable goals
We all have some expectations from a partner and the relationship and there is no harm in admitting so. But having the wrong expectations can be a deal-breaker. it is advisable to not picture yourself as the “utopian couple”. You need to drop the idea of an ideal relationship and work on the realities of life. There will be arguments, romance, and sacrifices in an ideal relationship. If you want your relationship to work then you need to work on the foundation of your relationship by not setting unrealistic expectations.
05/6Leave your ex alone
You don’t need an expert’s advice on this but if you constantly stalk your ex or keep referring to him during your conversation with your current partner, it can spell doom for your relationship. If you want your relationship to last long then get over your ex-lover. Comparing your ex-boyfriend with your current partner can be a disappointing and toxic situation for both.
06/6Accept your partner the way he or she is
Terms and conditions are acceptable when you are signing a contract. But a relationship is based on an understanding (not conditions!) between two people. Trying to transform your partner as per your needs is like custom ordering a piece of apparel! For instance, trying to change his eating habits or transforming his taste in music is a big no-no. Similarly, for a long term relationship, it is not fair to keep your partner in dark. Being your most authentic self will help you maintain the right kind of transparency. For example, if you have trust issues or are too aggressive when you are angry, let your partner know about it.