10 Basic Rules For New Relationships
Strangers become friends. Friends become lovers. A budding relationship begins. Now, in order to maintain a strong and healthy relationship, you need to make sure of certain things and follow certain guidelines. Like everything else in life, relationships need maintenance too. Failure to take care of a relationship can end badly for both people.
The following ten points I'm going to state are extremely simple, yet people sometimes forget them:
1. Assign Boundaries
If you're a big fan of PDA (public display of affection), make sure you create a line and not cross it. Whether you hold hands, kiss, lie on her lap, just do one of these and don't make it go overboard.
2. Personal Space Is Important
Make sure both of you give each other appropriate personal space. You're in a relationship, it doesn't mean you start creeping each other out.
3. Loyalty Is Key
Don't play hide and seek with their feelings. If you have done something wrong, come clean.
4. A Clean Past
Let's face it, everyone makes mistakes at some point in their lives. So when you start a new relationship, make sure it's new in every aspect. Clear your past in front of your partner, so if some day some of your past demons wake up, nothing would decrease the love between you two and it will also strengthen their trust in you.
5. Don't Cheat
You're probably saying to yourself "What sort of moron would cheat?". You'd be surprised.
6. Keep It In The Bedroom
Every couple fights. Some fights end quickly. Some take time. Regardless of how long they go, you need to keep it between the two of you. Do NOT involve friends and family. It'll only make you two drift apart from each other in the long run.
7. One Special Day
Keep one day for the two of you. It could be thrice a month or four times a week, depends on you. But define a day for you two when cell phones are turned off, no work talk, no family talk, just the two of you spending some much-needed quality time together.
8. Be Friendly
Get to know each others' friends. It never hurts to get involved in their hangouts if they want you to.
9. Literal Dates
You need to remember each others' birthdays. And the anniversary is important too. Celebrate each of these events with your full commitment and effort.
10. Keep It Simple
This one is especially for the ladies. Ladies, we love you, but you need to SAY what's on your mind rather than telling us "It's Okay" when it's really not. Keep it simple.