It’s that time again. One year is rounding up and a new one is on the horizon. It’s the perfect time to take stock, make plans, change, renew and begin things. The goal is that you achieve as much as you can in this coming year. And yes, that includes happiness too.
One of the ways to do that is to make sure your romantic relationships are as healthy and as fulfilling a possible. And you can make that possible by embracing the right attitude. So if you really want to make 2019 your best year ever, when it comes to love, start making these relationship resolutions right now.
1. Never let things fester
If you have something on your mind, say it. No one is a mind reader and you cannot expect to find or keep a successful relationship if you don’t know how to express your needs.
2. Don’t compromise your standards
You made those standards for a reason. If you’re dating, ensure you find someone that fulfills what you need. And if you’re in a relationship where your man isn’t putting in the effort to meet your standards, then don’t be afraid to find someone else.
3. Have fun
Whether you’re single and dating or already in a relationship, make sure you make time for fun. Approach things with a sense of humor. Being too serious all the time can suck the happiness out of life.
4. Try something new
If you normally wait for a guy to approach you, try making the first move. If you’re in a relationship and you the same thing on date nights, switch things up. This is your time to experiment as much as possible. Who knows, you may find something magical in the process.
5. Learn to listen
You have lots to say, sure, but you should also learn to listen too. This art serves you well whether you’re single or coupled up. When you’re single and are learning more about someone you are considering dating, the only way to do that is to hear the words coming out of his mouth. And you cannot have a successful relationship if you’re not willing to hear your partner’s needs.
These relationship resolutions make it more likely that, by this time next year, you’d be in a happy and thriving relationship.
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