4 relationship rules you don’t need to hear

Every relationship is different and what works for some couples, might not work for others. Here are four common relationship rules, which seem to be driven everywhere but don’t really apply to everyone.

Your partner has to be your best friend

The relationship between you and your partner is entirely unique to what you have with your friends. So, just because you don’t like the same things or don’t want to do everything together doesn’t mean your relationship is doomed.

You have to go everywhere together

Not true. He doesn’t have to go on your girly nights out, just as much as you don’t have to go on his boys’ nights. Sometimes, time apart is very healthy for a relationship.

Pick your battles

Yes, compromise in a relationship is important. But if you’re holding back on something that is really upsetting you, it will only make things worse in the long run. It’s best to have proper open arguments with your partner, instead of constant passive aggressive comments that go nowhere.

Don’t listen to your friends

If all your friends have the same bad opinion about your partner, you should listen to them. Sometimes they can see something, that you may be blind to.