A good relationship depends on honesty. If you want to build trust and create a lasting bond, it’s important to be open with your partner. Not sure exactly where to start or what to share? We have some ground rules for you. Read on for the five things you should always share with your guy.
You might think buying a new washer/dryer or dinette set solo is a good idea, but discuss the purchase before you hand over your credit card. When couples make joint decisions, they are happier and more likely to stay together over time because then no one feels slighted or left out of a major decision. When both partners are involved in big purchases, they feel like they’re part of a team and a team approach is important for relationships to thrive.
What to do (or not do) in bed
It may be difficult to talk to your partner about your sex life, but it’s important to get used to talking about what goes on in bed. Open communication about what your partner can do or say to boost your sexual desire is a relationship must since physical intimacy is a large part of any good partnership. But before you speak up, make sure what you have to say isn’t hurtful. There are many ways to say something regarding your sex life, so find the right time and the right way to bring these topics up so everyone is comfortable.
Hurtful family encounters
You might want to avoid upsetting your partner, but any encounters you have with his family that are hurtful to you should be discussed. Your partner’s happiness is influenced by whether you get along with his family. You don’t need to be best friends with his mom, but you do need to get along. If one of his family members treated your poorly, ask him for his assistance or ideas about what you can do to address the problem.
If you have health issues, you’re worried about your health or you need to make decisions about your health, it’s important to share those issues or concerns with your partner. One of the key factors leading to a successful relationship is the support two people provide each other and your guy can’t offer support if he doesn’t know what’s going on.
Details of your work and social life
While every detail about your co-workers, BFFs or girls in your kickboxing class might bore him to death, do make an effort to share some of your life outside the relationship. The more your partner knows about you, the closer you’ll get as a couple. All couples differ in what they talk about with each other, but frequently talking to your partner about the details of your life is a great way to boost your bond.