Upon entering a new relationship, many love-hungry ladies begin dreaming a future with their new beau. Although reaching this ideal future is often possible, getting there requires careful navigation through potentially treacherous relationship terrain. It is possible that, despite all your best efforts, your new love will fizzle. If, however, you put some time and energy into nurturing your relationship, you can increase the likelihood of making your dream a reality.
Pick a Partner Carefully
Trying to make a relationship work with a guy who just isn’t right for you is like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. Don’t beat your head against the wall trying to force something that isn’t right. Before you devote physical and emotional energy to your relationship, make sure that the guy you are so eager to hang on to it is right for you. If you don’t share any interests with the man, and the only thing drawing you to him is how nice he looks with his shirt off, reconsider your objectives.
Slow-Play Sustains Suspense
Some women jump into a new relationship with both feet and try to share their entire life history with a man during their first few encounters. While doing this may work out sometimes, it is usually not the best practice. “Cosmopolitan Magazine” urges women to leave the man wanting more. Don’t be overly standoffish, but don’t feel the need to tell him on your third date about the time you lost your retainer in a lake in 7th grade. Instead, open yourself up to him slowly and allow him to delight in discovering who you are as your relationship progresses.
Togetherness is Key
Relationships in which you don’t spend time with your partner are destined for failure. If you want to give your relationship a fighting chance, you have to make time for your man. “Psychology Today Magazine” reports that the happiest couples are the ones who spend the most time alone together. To increase the likelihood that you become one of these “happiest” couples, scrape together time to spend with your man daily. During this time, focus only on the two of you and the connection that you share. Doing this will likely deepen your bond and improve the overall health of your relationship.
Connect with Communication
Many relationships end due to a breakdown in communication. “Psychology Today Magazine” reminds lovers that communication is vital to maintaining a healthy relationship. If you and your partner seem to be ships passing in the night and never really have deep conversation, you will likely ultimately grow apart. Maintain the health of your relationship by setting aside time to talk daily. If you and your partner are excessively busy, schedule this time into your calendar like you would any other important appointment.
Success with Sex
While sex isn’t everything in a relationship, it is a big part of many couple’s mutual lives. “Glamour Magazine” reports that a healthy sex life is vital for long-term relationship success. Couples that communicate freely and openly about sex are generally happier than those who don’t. When you are working on your relationship, don’t discuss sex in hushed tones. Instead, talk openly with your partner about your sexual wants and needs and encourage him to do the same.
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