If you have entered into a long-term commitment with someone for the first time you may be having some issues now concerning your relationship. Well here are a few relationship tips for novices to help ease your growing pains. Please read these relationship tips for novices if you really want your association to be fruitful for each other.
1. Nobody is perfect. In fact, you probably chose each other on the basis of your imperfections. Sympathy is a very strong motivator and when mutual shortcomings have a part in motivating relationships, it is usually because the goal is to help each other. So don’t expect perfection in your partner, instead, motivate it.
2. Be transparent in all your dealings with your partner. Opaqueness is a quality that is not conducive to sustaining good peer relationships. Once your partner gets used to your routine, don’t suddenly change it without letting him in on why you suddenly decided to do a makeover.
3. Honestly, honesty is the best policy when it comes to relationships. Especially, have the maturity and courage to own your mistakes and errors of judgment, even in seemingly inconsequential things. Once you start keeping and camouflaging things from your partner, you can get to like doing that even for the more important matters.
4. Always express your thoughts accurately. You need to make your partner trust you and believe in what you are saying unless you want him to patronize you. You will be surprised how inaccuracy of speech can turn off some people. If you say “green” when you should have said “blue” your partner will get the impressions that you don’t put much importance to what you say to him. And one doubt can lead to another.
5. Talking in the right tone is important for maintaining a good relationship. Every personal association moves to some background accompaniment. This tone sets the theme for your relationship. “Honey bunch” and “honey” mean the same thing technically but some people prefer the one to the other…and sometimes, it becomes more than a question of preference.
6. Always give your partner the benefit of the doubt and the support of your trust. Making your partner feel inadequate won’t help either of you any. If you think he lacks the ability to do something then help him to acquire it and be patient while he is doing so. Good relationships are based on “wouldn’t it be nice” just as much as “that’s great!” because good relationships should work for the improvement of all involved.
7. Be sensitive to what your partner thinks and feels. You don’t own the truth. And people are motivated to action by what they perceive to be true. If you are perceptive to your partners attitudes, you will better be able to come to a midway resolution for your issues.