When it comes to relationships, most of us have these unreasonable expectations that are weventually shattered by the harsh reality.
It doesn’t matter whether you just started dating a guy or if you decided to get back into the dating scene, certain things should be considered essential if you want to have a healthy and successful relationship.
Even though many things are considered essential, one thing is certain, and that’s no one wants to have a relationship that lacks respect.
It doesn’t matter what others might say to you, respect is a necessity in every relationship.
The amount of respect your partner shows you doesn’t depend on how long you’ve been dating.
Whether you just started seeing each other or you’re even married, respect should always be considered a must!
If you truly know you’re worthy of love, then you’ll always expect that from your partner; there’s no question about that.
You can’t expect to have a good and happy life if your partner doesn’t show you respect every single day.
Falling in love is just the first step toward your ultimate goal.
Over time, love fades, but if you have someone who always accepts you and respects your opinion, you’ll always be happy and you’ll love him for that.
The expectations that you had from your romantic relationship will be greatly exceeded if he always shows you respect.
2. Complete and total honesty
Honesty is crucial for every relationship and every woman expects and deserves a real man who’ll be completely and totally truthful with her.
And so should you.
And let’s face it, without honesty, your relationship has zero foundation and is built on lies. No one deserves empty promises or half-truths.
However, guys can be pretty good liars. Sometimes they’ll deceive you to get what they want from you, but you shouldn’t settle for this.
If you know that you’re worthy of love, then you shouldn’t settle for less than you deserve.
Honesty is something that comes naturally in a relationship.
Everyone tries to present themselves in the best light at the beginning, but that doesn’t mean you should accept your guy being dishonest with you.
There are also some instances when guys will intentionally lie to you, even if it’s with a white lie; for example, if they know the truth would hurt your feelings.
Most men will try to hide it or sugarcoat the truth but you need complete and total honesty in a relationship.
3. Open communication
Communication is definitely essential but is something that a lot of people tend to forget.
If you want to have a healthy and honest relationship then you should expect your partner to not hesitate to talk to you about anything, which also includes openly expressing their feelings.
This one goes hand in hand with respect because without communication, you’d be wondering what your partner is thinking and in most cases, you would guess incorrectly.
Those things would eventually lead you to fight with your partner.
It’s hard to know what’s going on inside your partner’s head and that’s why it’s crucial to have honest and open communication.
If he talks to you directly about his wishes then you’ll know whether he’s being serious with you or not.
Good communication is the key to a successful relationship.
Never keep things to yourself, no matter how difficult it may be for you to say them aloud.
It only raises the tension between the two of you if you do that and you’ll never be able to resolve any issues that you have in your relationship.
If your partner loves you, there’s nothing in this world that can stop him from spending some quality time with you.
If your partner rarely wants to spend time with you, then you should ask yourself whether he’s worthy of your time or effort.
You shouldn’t settle for a guy who’s only there for you when he needs you. He also needs to make time for you when you need him.
Most of us live a fast-paced life nowadays, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t make compromises.
It’s essential for every relationship that partners share at least some time together.
As you get to know your man better and you get to share a deeper emotional connection with him, you should spend more time with each other.
In today’s dating world, there are a lot of guys who are narcissists and guys who are simply scared of commitment.
However, if you know you’re worthy of love, then you won’t settle for a guy who doesn’t take you seriously, am I right?
Rarely do guys immediately want to commit to you, but as time passes, they figure out what they truly want from you.
That’s why you shouldn’t believe a guy when he says that he doesn’t know whether or not he’s ready to commit, because he’s lying to you.
I’m not saying that he has to propose to you after a couple of weeks of dating, but he should be able to see how wonderful and gorgeous you truly are and how you contribute to his life.
Otherwise, he shouldn’t be wasting your time.
Don’t believe when people say that men are emotionless because they aren’t.
They’re just like the rest of us – human beings with emotions and who feel empathy.
That means you shouldn’t settle for a monster if you know you’re worthy of love.
You don’t need to be in a toxic relationship and with a man who doesn’t see your worth.
He has to respect your tears and sacrifices and reciprocate in the same manner.
You should expect something like this from your partner. Only a man who’s an immature boy will hide his emotional side from you.
If you’re a woman who knows you’re worthy of love then you know you want a man who will make compromises the same way you make them for him.
And since you’re honest with each other and have open communication then you’ll know each other’s wishes and you’ll work on them together to achieve them.
That means you’ll use compromise to fulfill each other’s needs in any way you can.
One of the benefits of making compromises is that you show how mature you actually are and that you can solve every problem that pops up.