Romance is not always easy, which is why relationship advice for women is always welcome. Whether you are in a new relationship or in an old one, you must learn how to understand men.
Here are some tips that will turn your relationship into a success and prevent you from walking on choppy waters.
Men can be a mystery sometimes – one that can drive a woman mad. Remember these things to keep calm next time you’re about to enter the dating scene.
Many women have unrealistic expectations about their partners. The biggest mistake is assuming that their partner can read their mind.
Don’t assume that they will “just know” you had a bad day or that something they did (or didn’t) do upset you. No matter how intuitive they may be, they may have no idea what’s going on in your mind.
Instead of pulling the “I’m fine” card and harboring resentment for their cluelessness, you should speak your mind. It will make things easier for both of you.
Problems only tend to get worse when you place them in avoidance mode. Rather than avoiding them, you should talk with your partner instead. This will save you from having bigger problems in the future.
avoidance is never the solution. avoiding your problems doesn’t make them go away. avoiding relationships doesn’t cure your relationship issues. avoiding your feelings doesn’t resolve them.
so why not do away with avoidance completely? why not choose courage instead?
— call me daddy. (@kelleynele) March 30, 2021
Generally speaking, you are first pulled by their looks. However, relationships only become real once you start bonding with your partner. Don’t try to act cool and hide your emotions, especially if you are in for the long haul.
You saw them bump into an ex while walking on the street and they started talking. Or perhaps you know they still text each other.
Don’t let your emotions get the better of you and get mad at him. He chose you, so there’s no reason for you to be so insecure.
Relationships may be perfect in the very beginning, with rainbows and hearts flying everywhere. As you get used to the relationship, you may get mad about different things.
The fact that he forgot to text or that he left his socks on the floor may annoy you. Stop fighting your partner about these little things.
While we obviously think about what’s ahead, we shouldn’t rush it. Take your time and let things unveil themselves.
Almost every man will freak out if they hear you hinting about a diamond ring in the first few months of dating.
It’s easy to let your mind wander when someone else is talking. We focus on what they are saying, but we only hear the words. We don’t really understand the meaning.
If you want a healthy relationship based on communication, you should practice active listening and really understand what the other person is trying to tell you.
Compromises are essential for a relationship to function properly. Think about how this will affect you in the long run – is it worth getting stressed over it?
No matter what you are arguing about, try compromising. You still might not be happy about it, but your love life will thank you.
Keeping your relationship strong doesn’t mean that you have to be glued to the hip. Having your own life can make your connection strong instead.
They say that “time apart makes your hearts grow fonder,” and that couldn’t be any closer to the truth.
Do some related reading for your project while your partner watches the game in the living room. Spend some time with your friends sometimes while your partner “cracks open a cold one with the boys.”
These moments of distance will make you enjoy your time together even more.
Most people settle for individuals that are “good enough,” out of fear that they will remain completely alone.
While you shouldn’t hold out for “Mr. Perfect,” at least you should wait for “Mr. Right.” Settling for “Mr. Good Enough” may just make you feel miserable as time goes by.
A man you don’t have to question. A man you don’t have to give a million chances to. A man you don’t have to settle for. A man you don’t have to regret giving your heart or time to. & A man you don’t have to dim your light or minimize yourself for.
— BLH (@_RareDefined) November 20, 2022
We all are our own people. You may think you are soul mates that like the same things, but even they may have their differences.
For instance, both of you may love literature but appreciate different genres. Or both of you may be travel freaks but love different destination types.
Accept these differences and move on.
As a woman, you may have a nurturing side that wants to make your family happy. That being said, you should chase what makes you happy as well.
Practice self-care and take your time to follow your desires and happiness.
Once you get “settled into” a relationship, you get used to them being there for you. Eventually, you will begin taking them for granted, thinking they will always be there for you.
Rather than doing that, ask them about their needs and try to make an effort for them.
“It is very important to realize that everyone potentially has a breaking point, and if their needs are not met or they don’t feel seen by the other, they will more than likely find it somewhere else.”
Irina Firstein, couples therapist
As a woman, you should never tolerate abuse from your partner, no matter if it’s physical or emotional.
Once a man starts showing this kind of behavior, it will keep happening. If your man tries to degrade, belittle or gaslight you, walk away.
No one wants to share a man, that’s quite fair. However, there is a very fine line between cute jealousy and downright possessiveness.
This kind of behavior smothers, to the point where you will push them away yourself.
Very often, intimacy is lost during a relationship. The love was strong at first – and while it still is, the effort lessens bit by bit.
Your partner will always treat you to dates and ask for your opinion, but you can’t even bother. In this case, you should learn that love needs involvement from both sides to work.
None of us are experts when it comes to communication. That being said, this doesn’t mean you should avoid it altogether.
Learn how to speak your mind and communicate with your partner healthily. This will prevent any misinterpretations in your relationship.
Women are well-known for the fact that they frequently try to change their partners.
For example, you may have started dating a guy with a beard, only to realize later that you hate it. As a result, you keep pestering him to shave it off, even if he loves the beard.
When you start dating someone, you should accept what he is right now. Don’t try to change him into a different person just for your sake.
If you don’t date them for what they are at the moment, it doesn’t make sense to date them at all.
Sadly, many women are doing this, without even realizing it. Whether you are the one initiating contact all the time or calling a hundred times per day, men see chasing as a turn-off.
Let them do the chasing instead.
We know, apologizing is sometimes very difficult. No one wants to admit they are wrong, and women are notorious for that. Still, by apologizing at the right moment, you’ll be saving your relationship.
Here are some tips for proper apologies:
Apologies allow you to tackle what’s allowed or not allowed in your relationship. If you were in the wrong, don’t be afraid to say you are sorry now and again.
Men love seeing their women wear pretty makeup when they go out. That being said, they also love seeing your natural face in the morning, without anything on it.
When your partner sees you without makeup, they feel closer to you, as they get to see a face you don’t usually show.
When you say “I love you” every few seconds, the phrase starts to lose its value. Instead, try saying it only when you mean it and it will be much more appreciated.
Very often, women get jealous when their partner wants to spend time with their friends.
This is not normal behavior in a relationship. Friends are different from girlfriends, and your partner is entitled to hang out with them.
Every person should give respect – and receive it. So, you need to know your worth and believe you deserve it.
Don’t let them denigrate you and think they’re superior somehow. You are both equal in this relationship. At the same time, make sure you offer respect and treat your partner correctly.
Every couple has their disagreements, but you should be careful about how you address them.
Rather than getting angry and criticizing their actions, try telling them nicely what’s bothering you. It may end up saving your relationship.
“Research has shown that the way a problem is brought up determines both how the rest of that conversation will go and how the rest of the relationship will go. Many times, an issue is brought up by attacking or blaming one’s partner, also known as criticism, and one of the killers of a relationship.”
Carrie Mole, M.Ed. and Gottman Institute Director of Research
Nowadays, gender roles have changed significantly. Women are no longer just housewives.
They have access to education, they have their own career – and can be quite successful if they put their minds to it. Men love a dedicated woman, but they want some of that dedication directed toward them as well.
They want to know that behind closed doors, a woman can enjoy some quality time with them as well. Balance leads to healthy relationships.
When it comes to relationships, we believe that everything will go smoothly if there is love. And if certain life events or routine start causing problems, hopefully, our relationship tips will prove useful to you.