Relationships are complex by nature because we are all very different. Courtesy and etiquette are absolute necessities when attempting to navigate them successfully. They say it's the little things that kill you, which is certainly true for relationships.
These seven etiquette tips will help any couple navigate bumps along the road.
Don't be demeaning
We all occasionally take each other for granted, but putting down your partner, ignoring them in favour of a smartphone or deliberately belittling their achievements is the kind of thing they'll remember for a long time.
I believe some rules are meant to be broken, so be willing to take each situation as it comes and adjust appropriately. Successful couples end up resolving this type of thing by deferring to the partner to whom the issue matters more.
Don't play the blame game
Accepting your responsibility when things go bad isn't just smart, it's respectful, Don't hold your choices over someone else's head if it doesn't work out.
Schedule a date night
Whether it's a movie and popcorn at home or a stroll to your favorite kiosk to buy cabin biscuit, couples should work just as hard on their own relationship as they do at work.
Resolve in-law issues
You may not like your meddling mother-in-law, but you have to make an effort to find even a small patch of common ground. And no matter what, never criticize your partner's relatives.
Skip flirty fun with others
Flirting is a good idea when you are flirting WITH your partner, but when it is someone else, you should stay within acceptable limits and never say anything you'd be embarrassed to have your partner hear.
Remember the little things
If your partner makes your tea every morning, make sure you reciprocate with a small unlooked-for gesture. Like I said its the little things that kill you but its also the little things that make you strong.
Etiquette is really all about making people feel good. It's not about rules or telling people what to do, or not to do, it's about ensuring some basic social comforts and we all want our partner to be comfortable around us.
Do you know any other relationship etiquette? Please share...I would love to know
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