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10 healthy relationship rules you should never break

10 relationship rules you shouldn't break

There are committed relationship rules men and women who want to enjoy healthy relationships should never break.

Having a healthy relationship is one of the most beautiful things people can enjoy. But relationships roads can be tricky to navigate and there is no one size fits all in relationships.

Couples who want healthy relationships must adhere to the setting rules of a relationship no matter the challenges they face along the way. What works for couple A might destroy couple C. Partners have to work towards making their relationship successful.

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Just take a look at these 10 ground rules for a healthy relationship couples should never break.

 

Honesty rocks

You and your partner must be honest with each other. Honesty builds trust and trust is important for the success of your relationship. Without trust, the foundation your relationship is built on can fall apart. If you find yourself slipping and telling lies, change for the better.

Saying sorry

If you make a mistake, own up to it. Take responsibility and apologize immediately to your partner. Don’t feel too big and proud to say sorry. Refusing to apologize when you offend your partner can create great discord in your relationship.

Not arguing to win

Fights and arguments are inevitable in relationships. However, it is important that you don’t fight to win. If you go into each argument with the mentality that you have to win each time, it’s going to damage your relationship with resentment.

Not changing your partner

Trying to change your partner is a bad move. Changing your partner doesn’t work, so it isn’t worth the time and efforts. It also creates tension because it makes your partner feel bad. Love your partner for who they are and compromise on some issues.

Practicing Openness

It is a slippery slope when you can no longer tell your partner what you feel. Communication is imperative in any relationship and it’s important that you talk to your partner if something is bothering you. If you don’t do that, even small issues can fester and grow into resentment.

10 relationship rules you shouldn’t break

 

 

Staying loyal

Don’t cheat on your partner physically or emotionally. Cheating emotionally can destroy your relationship because it is more damaging than a physical one. When you are in a relationship with your partner, you make the commitment to stay loyal to them, both physically and emotionally.

Being kind to your love

It is important that kindness becomes so ingrained in your relationship that it becomes second nature to you and your partner. You have to be nice to each other, even when you are having a bad day or when your partner has offended you.

Practicing forgiveness

It is important that forgiveness is a big part of your relationship. Holding grudges destabilizes and hurts a relationship. If you keep bringing up something your partner did in the past years later, your relationship won’t be a happy one. Forgive and forgive some more.

Not issuing ultimatums

Resist the urge to offer ultimatums to your partner. Don’t tell them to choose between you and their friends. It has a way of backfiring. Ultimatums should be avoided. It is unhealthy and can spoil your good relationship. The best thing to do is to find a common ground.

Loving yourself

It’s very hard to love someone else when you don’t love yourself first. If you don’t love yourself, it can be hard for your relationship to thrive. You will display loss of confidence, a loss of respect and encourage abusive behaviour in your partner.

These are rules for a lasting relationship couples must adhere to.

 

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I am a woman who is passionate about empowering other women to live their best lives and be free from unhealthy societal expectations. I'm a journalist and a columnist with a reputable media house. I educate, inspire and encourage women to embrace their uniqueness fully. I am a mother to an intelligent girl. I love perfumes.

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