February 21st, 2017 | Updated on January 18th, 2018
The success of a modern relationship is now widely recognized as being a joint effort, and that means there are universal rules every partner should follow.
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This is not your grandmother’s relationship advice. This is real advice for modern couples. Here is the 10 best tips to maintain a new relationship in modern time, take a look.
1. Get rid of the ex.
Don’t allow tensions with the ex or a cozy friendship to be to the detriment of your relationship. Ex’s are ex’s for a reason!
2. Avoid or keep the game playing to a minimum
If you start playing games it is likely that the relationship will become distorted due to manipulated outcomes. Either that or your partner will think you’re petty and childish which is hardly an attractive prospect if someone is trying to consider a long-term relationship with you.
3. Make time for the relationship
People have an annoying habit of going from one extreme to the other. As the relationship grows, you tend to increase the time you spend with your partner and if you want it to progress, you will have to let your partner in.
4. Have a life
You’ve met a man. Does that mean you roll over and stop having your own life? Don’t fall into the trap of sacrificing your own life, neglecting friends, family or even work.
5. Try to stick to arrangements
If you said you were going to call, then call. Likewise, don’t do standing up, or rolling up late all of the time as it creates unnecessary tensions and creates insecurity.
6. Save the drama
We have all had bad relationship experiences but don’t carry them like cumbersome luggage with you to every relationship. Treat your new partner as you find them. If you spend most of your time cynical, negative and insecure, there is no point in being in a relationship.
7. Get to know each other, not just your body parts
I’m delighted you’re getting laid but if the relationship is going to survive and grow, you need to be doing more than shagging and actually getting to know each other. Spend time hanging out, talking and building a connection. Remember these all help the sexual chemistry.
8. Acknowledge and confront any red flags or dubious behavior
Don’t be afraid to call him on behavior that you’re not comfortable with as you need to know if he is worth your energy.
9. Put both feet forward
Relationships do not blossom or grow as a result of keeping one or both feet out. You’re either in or you’re out.
10. Remember the little things go a long way
It’s not just big gestures but being complimentary towards each other, the out of the blue email or phone call just to say hi, a note, a thoughtful small present, remembering that special thing that they really like to eat and surprising them with it.
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