You're here because you want some ways to start your relationship off on the right foot, so let's get right to it.
Relationships are really a learning experience and both of you are trying to figure each other out. For example: the things you like or dislike, life before you both met and all that jazz! Every couple is different, which means every relationship won’t be the same. But here are some ways to start your relationship off on the right foot.
1. Be Yourself
First off, there’s nothing wrong with who you are. Don’t lie to your significant other because he can probably sense when something is off. Besides he will appreciate and love you more for being honest! If he can’t accept your crazy habits, laughing outbursts or you wearing sweatpants on the weekend then he doesn’t deserve you. The point is you don’t have to change who you are just because you’re in a relationship. And that's one of the most important ways to start your relationship off on the right foot.
Talking is the key to any relationship. If you’re having a bad day, talk about it. One thing you don’t want to do is take it out on him. That could lead into an argument and he won’t even know why it’s happening. Also, if by chance, you get into an argument, cool off and then talk about what happened. It’s better to understand each other’s point of view and reach a middle ground. Most importantly, you never want to go to bed angry.
This goes hand and hand with communication. Listening to your partner will show him that you care about his feelings. When something is wrong make sure he feels comfortable talking to you. Try not to be pushy or quick to judge him.
I can’t tell you how important honesty is. No matter how big or small the situation is, telling the truth will prevent a lot of arguments down the road. When you’re honest in a relationship on both ends, that’s how trust is formed. When you build trust, it’s easier to become more open with your partner!
Being in a relationship takes time, so being patient with one another is super important. Help your partner understand how you feel. When the going gets tough, don’t be so quick to bail out.
Remember to make sure you are with someone who is as invested in the relationship as you are. Sometimes there are things in life that may distract you, but if you have these important factors in your relationship everything will fall into place!