When you first start dating someone it’s natural to want to put your best foot forward. We all do it. In the beginning stages it’s all too easy to be eager to please. We find ourselves getting dressed up, being open to new situations, and perhaps even letting small things slide that trigger red flags. Some of your concerns will get ironed out with time, and as your relationship grows you begin to grow together. It’s all part of the beautiful evolution of love!
After your relationship has settled into a comfortable state of love, it’s important to keep in mind that the success of your relationship is built on a foundation of truth and trust. We may be all smiles in the beginning even when it comes to things that might be out of our norm, but as time passes these little things could turn into bigger problems if you don’t maintain a clear line of communication.
There are a few things to always be honest about in your relationship that will give you both a sense of individual presence. As your lives merge it gets even more essential to be honest and honesty in the end will keep you both happy and hopeful.
- What Makes You Happy
If you want a partner that tends to your needs then it’s important to be honest about the things that make you happy. In a world filled with so many endless possibilities for happiness, it’s essential that your individual needs are known by your partner. This allows them to be able to feel good about making you happy, and also allows you both to have mutual respect for each other’s happiness.
- Plans for the Future
In order to grow together, you must both build a world that you can see yourselves living in. This means moving in the same direction together even if perhaps your plans vary a little. There are some future plans that can dictate the success of a relationship so it’s imperative that as you grow and your plans get bigger that you both have open and honest communication about the life you dream of.
As sex is an important part of any loving relationship, it’s necessary to make sure you both are happy. It’s healthy to have conversations about likes, dislikes and fantasies. It benefits no one to fake anything in this department, and in many if not most cases, practice makes perfect. An open conversation brings satisfaction to both parties and also keeps things exciting and fun.
- Being Upset
Don’t say you’re happy when you’re not. We all know that “I’m fine” rarely means just that.
It’s not okay to fly off the handle every time you get rubbed the wrong way. However, you should never fake a smile. This will only confuse your partner and leave room for more error in the future. You partner doesn’t want to make you unhappy but they can’t fix the issues if your key phrase to being upset is “It’s fine”. Be as honest as you can, and have a conversation when you’re feeling less emotional, about why you were upset and your feelings on that situation. It’s also helpful to have a few suggestions for correcting future discrepancies. Keep in mind that your partner has the right to weigh in on their feelings and sometimes a compromise will have to take place.
If your relationship is mature, and you’re both financially tied to each other in some way then it’s really important to be honest about anything that could affect your standard of living. It’s also really vital to be honest about the little spending habits that you simply refuse to cut out of the budget. There are very few things that can break up a lasting relationship quicker than money problems. Problems are just obstacles to overcome when there is open conversation and team effect in execution. If you need your Starbucks everyday then be honest about that and you can both budget according to the things you desire, within reason of course. It’s also a great way for you both to set future goals, and strive for success together.
- All the Good Stuff
The most important thing to never be quiet about in a relationship is ALL the good things you think about each other and your life together. It’s easy to get wrapped up in life and assume your partner knows just what you are thinking, but we already know mind readers are a rarity. So, when you feel those sweet and kind feelings start to stir, say them out loud. Say I love you often, remind your partner how attractive you find them, thank each other for things both big and small, and most of all build your relationship on all the “good stuff”. It’s amazing how addicting it is to make the one you love happy! The more you praise each other, the more you both strive to keep that feeling alive.
Celebrating all the good stuff is exactly what Gnoments is about! When romance begins to slip, Gnoments and our Gnomes have been designed to help create that excitement, and thoughtfulness, that shows the love of your life that you care. Your gestures don’t have to be elaborate, complicated, or cost any money. It’s the thoughtfulness that creates the romance, it shows that you care.
Your Gnoments Gnomes sit in their special spot and cannot wait to be used. All you have to do to begin is pick one up and play. Their magnetic hands always bring them back to each other and their cute playful presence grabs your attention as a daily reminder that’s hard to ignore. No matter what you’re trying to convey, be it an apology, a sexy tip for the bedroom, or an affordable date night surprise, Gnoments and our Gnomes can help.
Creating fun and thoughtful moments for the one you love is easy, especially when your love is resilient in an open and honest relationship. Love is more fun with Gnoments!
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