Falling in love is an exciting thing, but after the initial phase of excitement, it can be more difficult to know how to keep the interest and passion flowing. We’ve all experienced relationships that didn’t work out for one reason or another. So when we find the person we feel we could spend our lives with, we want to do as much as we can to keep it going.
Here are 6 simple things you can do to make him feel like you’re the best girlfriend he’s had:
The fastest way to kill a good relationship is with the introduction of passive aggressiveness. This means that instead of telling it like it is and speaking up about what you’re thinking and feeling, you hold things inside and unconsciously behave in angry ways.
Men generally work more on logical than purely emotional thinking. If something is bothering you, tell your guy. Explain it well and sit together to work it out.
Don’t lose the energy you had the first day, week, month of your relationship in expressing your recognition and appreciation for your partner. Men love to be acknowledged and admired for all they do, and as his girlfriend, your guy will be looking for that attention from you above all other people. Let him know that you see the things he does for you and feel grateful for them and for having him as your partner.
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#3 Ample Space
Try not suffocate each other. Relationships can become codependent quickly, if you’re not careful. It’s important that you allow your guy to maintain his freedom in whatever ways are important to him.
Support him when he wants to spend time with his friends or alone, and let him know that you understand his need for space. If you feel him withdrawing, he’s likely stressed. Don’t panic. Simply let him know you’re there if he wants to talk, and let him work it out how he needs to!
#4 Live Your Life
Once you get into a relationship with a person you love, it’s easy to forsake all the other parts of your life. This is the worst mistake you can make. Keep your life up outside of your relationship. Go out with your friends, enjoy your hobbies, make time to be by yourself.
Just as your guy needs space, seeing you take the space you need will give your guy confidence in your character and the strength of your relationship.
Don’t stop taking care of yourself just because you’ve found a person who loves you for who you are. Not only will your guy notice the change in your physical and emotional health, but you’ll be stuck feeling it everyday.
Practicing self-care is the best way to keep yourself healthy and in turn put positive energy into the relationship from your side.
#6 Stay Happy
Even if we don’t always remember it, happiness is a lifestyle choice not an endpoint. If you started your relationship as a person who was always smiling and thinking positively, a sudden change to anxiety and pessimism certainly won’t add anything to your relationship.
There’s no need to force fake positive emotions. Instead be sure to continue working to cultivate them within yourself so that you can provide your guy with a genuine smile each and every day.
Being the best girlfriend he’s ever had doesn’t have to do with behaving in ways that will please him. What it comes down to is being true to yourself so that your real energy touches the person you love.
We at BetterMe want everyone to know and experience true love. It is out there for everyone and until it knocks on your door we are here to remind you that you deserve the best love!
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