Relationships are never easy and from time to time we can fall out with our partners. While confrontation is unavoidable, here are some things you can avoid when entering a new relationship:
Criticising your partner
There’s a key difference from airing an occasional grievance to constantly criticising him. It’s not fair and will only drive a wedge between you both.
We all like to bury our heads in the sand, but avoiding confrontation will only make things worse in the long run.
Not paying attention
It can be easy to get wrapped up with work and other things, that we can sometimes forget to make time for our loved ones. Try to plan a fun night with your partner to catch up, it will make all the difference.
Some healthy competition is fine, but keeping score on each other, especially when it comes to your confrontations, will not help. Instead of trying to prove whose right or wrong, try to collaborate on what caused the disagreement in the first place.
We’ve all had bad days but try not to take it out on your partner. Instead – try to explain what caused you to be so upset. More communication will bring you closer, while lashing out will set you apart.