Relationship Advice to Make it Last

Relationship advice comes in good and bad forms, from experience and inexperienced circles. So when the woman you have always wanted to be with is now yours, its best to make it last.

The way she smiles makes your heart beat faster, and to you her eyes gleam bright like the shining stars. She is the love of your life and you have never regretted that decision. Though naturally, one would question themselves about the relationship’s longevity.

“I really love her, but will this same feeling last for long?”

After being in a relationship for a couple of months, these “honeymoon” feelings would naturally fade away because you start to take your woman for granted, and seeing her everyday would simply become a norm in your life. Maybe you unconsciously put in less effort anymore, because after all, she is still with you. And that’s where your mind-set starts to take the wrong turn. When in a relationship, act as if you are still winning her over, and that’s how your relationship will survive.

First of all, we all know that with work, friends, perhaps even kids, a relationship can suffer. So make time for each other! Thursday night cinema night? Or a dinner date once a month? Even if it is a small adjustment in your schedule, your misses will be extremely happy to know that you make time for her. She will feel appreciated, and isn’t her happiness yours too?

Then we come to the surprise part. Don’t you want to be the best man in the whole world for your woman? Don’t you want her to feel lucky and special for having a guy who’s as awesome as you? Don’t you want all of her friends to wish their man was as wonderful as you, and envy your girlfriend for snagging such a perfect catch? When you surprise her, she will know that you don’t take her for granted. This does not have to be expensive at all! One simple cloud canvas, or a sweet note under her pillow will already suffice.

Then, this might be the hardest for men (if we may believe all the women). Communicate with your loved one. Sure, it can be hard to express your feelings, but this is what women need and want! Of course she knows that you love her, but how amazing is it to actually hear it coming from yourself? And also when something is bothering you, she would rather want to know instead of you keeping it all inside and resulting in a fight.

Do not disrespect her. This sounds as a simple one, but unfortunately, it happens way too often that women feel disrespected. And as complex as women are, she is usually right. If you look at other women when she is around, she feels disrespected. And she does not deserve that! Also, walking away from an argument, how hard it may seem, do not walk away. This will give her the impression that you don’t want to work things out. Not protecting your girl from her friends, family or anything is also an absolute no-go. You should be there for her anytime, she needs your support. Stand up for her, go the extra mile, if you don’t do it, someone else will with their own relationship advice. Now that’s not what you want is it?

And finally, take our relationship advice & don’t cheat! Cheating does not happen all of a sudden. If you are happy in your relationship, you will not feel the urge to look or touch others. It usually starts with small lies, deleting conversations in your phone. It can be that you feel a connection with someone else, but realize that she is not your girlfriend. Also, try to realize how much it would hurt your significant other when you cheat. How would you feel?

So stop ruining your perfect romance over silly secrets like flirty convo’s. Flirting is solely a sexual rush and does not add anything to your life. Are you really willing to throw it all away to be with someone else? Take our relationship advice by being upfront about it and end your current relationship. Otherwise you will end up hurting and ruin the trust of others and that cannot be right.

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Renee Yntema

Renee is a strategist for Beauty Guide and an undergraduate student at the International Business School of Amsterdam.

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