1. Let your man be the one who puts in the effort every once in a while.
It’s always important to establish a sense of balance in the relationship. You need to be with someone who is willing to give just as much as you are willing to give to the relationship. If you’re the one who is always compensating, then that signifies a sense of imbalance in your relationship – and that’s a sign of pure dysfunction. It shows that you are more invested in the relationship than he is. [Also Read: 10 Things You Do That Will Kill Your Relationship]
2. Live a passionate life for yourself outside of the relationship.
Don’t let your relationship be the only thing that defines you. Don’t let your relationship be the only thing in life that you’re passionate about. You have to make sure that you are still someone who has a life beyond romantic love. Pursue your passions. Engage in various hobbies. Fuel your curiosities. [Also Read: 8 Feminine Things That Men Secretly Love]
3. Have relationships outside of your relationship.
And by relationships, this means friendships. You should still have a social life outside of your romantic relationship. You can’t afford to let your partner be the sole person who makes up your entire social life. That is too much pressure to place on one person. You have to be able to branch out – expose yourself to different kinds of people. You can’t expect your partner to be okay with being the only person in your life. [Also Read: 5 Truths About Relationships You Probably Don’t Know About]
4. Don’t lock yourself down until you actually talk about being exclusive.
Be open to dating other people if you’re just starting to date him. You can’t be acting like you’re exclusive even when you haven’t had that talk yet. You can’t be so entitled to think that he’s going to commit to you just because you have been on a few dates. It’s wrong to assume anything without first talking about it. [Also Read: 6 Promises All Men Make But will Never Keep]
5. Give your partner space and privacy when they ask for it.
Just because you are in a relationship together doesn’t automatically mean that you are entitled to take control of your partner’s life. You have to be able to give him time and space whenever he asks for it. You have to let him be his own person. You can’t tie him down and expect him to always want to be with you. You have to allow him the freedom that he needs to be his own man. [Also Read: 10 Red Flags That The Guy You’re Dating Can’t Be Trusted]
6. Don’t dictate what your partner should be doing when they’re not with you.
Trust him enough to let him do what he wants to do when he’s not with you. Part of being in a healthy relationship is trust. And if you are always keeping tabs on him even when you’re not together, it shows that you just don’t trust him.
7. Leave old relationships in the past.
Don’t bring up his exes in a specific manner – ever. It’s fine if you want to talk about romantic histories to some extent; it’s a way of getting to know each other better. But you shouldn’t be taking special interests in any particular old relationships. It shows that you are insecure and that you aren’t capable of letting these things go. How to stop being clingy