Romance isn’t just about a box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day. A satisfying relationship can also make people feel happy and healthy . But keep in mind that successful relationships aren’t just about rainbows and butterflies—a healthy partnership requires communication, respect, and plenty of good habits from both people. So when dating that special someone, avoid stalking their ex on Facebook, keeping feelings bottled up. These bad habits could make a great relationship take a turn for the worse.
1. Avoiding fighting.
Love isn’t all good, all the time. Disagreements are bound to happen, and arguments can be a healthy part of a relationship. Never having conflict may make compromise impossible. Just don’t make fighting an all-day affair.
When two people want to make it work, trust is key . Have confidence in your mate and respect their privacy: Don’t snoop through texts, emails, or bedroom drawers.
3. Allowing jealousy to take over
. Doubting your partner may be a symptom of a larger problem: relationship insecurity. And women who feel insecure in their relationships may be at greater risk for health issues like a weakened immune system . Some advice for reducing envy, at least temporarily? Stay off Facebook and other social networking sites .
Little white lies whether you like it or not can add up and ruin a relationship that should be built on honesty. There is wiggle room; especially if you are the type that doesn’t like being lied to. YES, you heard that right!!!
5. Forgetting why you’re in it.
Remember to ask yourself why you two are dating, and what you want out of it. Does a partner want to put a ring on it while you want to remain casual? Being with someone for the wrong reasons is one slippery slope! A really big one for real.
6. Taking him or her for granted.
Actually, this leads to number 4 above. Always remember why you love that special someone. Showing gratitude and paying attention to that good person by your side will only make the relationship stronger. Why do you so love this person? would taking this person for granted really end up just “not bad”?