How important is honesty in a relationship

How important is honesty in a relationship?

This is a lifelong debate.

Should you tell your partner exactly what you’re thinking, all of the time, even if you feel it’s going to hurt him or her. Think about this carefully because open honesty can be hurtful and it may damage a relationship or a potential relationship. There may be kinder ways to communicate other than be insensitive and blurt something straight out. If you want to make a point, find a diplomatic way to communicate your needs and desires to your partner.

Positive reinforcement about what they do right, rather than point out what they do wrong, is a more effective way to get your point across.

Is it time to move in?

Finally you and your partner have agreed to share your bedroom full time!

Great! Unless it’s marriage you want, then maybe not so great. You’ve heard of the expression, why buy a cow when you can get the milk for free. Well this can be the case if you move in together. However, on the other hand it’s a good way to get to know each other before you decide to walk down the aisle and say “I Do”. Moving in is a huge commitment in itself, and can be a deal-maker or a deal-breaker, which in itself can be a positive thing.

Can you train your partner?

Every relationship requires some level of compromise and a type of training goes on with each other to allow a moulding of two people in a relationship to fit together perfectly. However, training comes with time, so don’t expect miracles straight away, and how much someone compromises is totally up to them, so you may never be able to change someone to be what and how you want them to be. A blending of two people in a relationship happens over time as you teach each other what your personal boundaries are, and how to act and react together.

Molding into another person’s life is not something that happens over night. Over time, each of you will let the other person what is acceptable behaviour and what isn’t. People will compromise to the level they feel comfortable and not any further, so there is no point in pushing someone. At some point you will need to make a decision to accept the person you love for all of his or her traits, the good and the bad.

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