1. Make sure you do things on your own, as well as doing things together.
2. Don’t lose your independence and individuality.
3. Be realistic in your expectations. Neither you nor they are perfect so you’ll disappoint sometimes.
4. Don’t make everything a battle or a cause for argument. Life is full of “give and take”, and just accepting differences.
5. Be loyal and trustworthy, and allow yourself to trust. This is truly fundamental for a strong relationship.
6. Be honest and communicate your feelings and your thoughts – and also listen to your partner, and encourage them to talk.
7. Be on your partner’s side. Notice when they’re trying hard, or maybe need to be encouraged, or be paid a compliment.
Self respect. If you don’t have it, the world will walk all over you.
Hidden resentments poison a relationship; so if something bothers you, say something.
All relationships have one law: never make the one you love feel alone, especially when you are there.
Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.
No relationship is all sunshine, but two people can share one umbrella and survive the storm together.
1. Dishonesty: He or she repeatedly lies to you about where they were, what they were doing, who they were with etc.
2. Lack of support for you: He or she is always looking for support from you but gives very little back in return. You are the one who makes the most if the effort, and does the most of the work in the relationship.
3. Cheating: Any affair is a cause to question your relationship. Repeated affairs should be a deal breaker.
4. Condescension: If your partner frequently acts superior, condescendingly or rudely toward you … or criticises and puts you down in front of others … or deliberately tries to make you feel worthless and inadequate … then this is a toxic relationship. It’s time to say goodbye and walk away.
5. Volatile mood swings. Don’t hang around with someone who can suddenly turn nasty, or who likes to rant, rave and dump their feelings on you. While everyone is subject to some mood swings at times, don’t spend time with people whose emotions dominate.
6. Violence: Any violent relationship is a destructive and dangerous relationship. Love and violence should never co-exist.
7. The feelings have changed. Sometimes we just notice that we’ve changed and grown apart – and we don’t feel as if we love that person anymore. If romance has past its due-date, and we don’t have much in common, then it’s time to do the right things by you both, and walk away.