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Should I Break Up With My Boyfriend? Here Is My Answer

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Should I break up with my boyfriend?” Well, if you had this kind of question playing around in your head, then there’s must be something wrong with your relationship. The actual reasons why you start thinking that way might be varied, but the root cause usually will be similar.

Should I break up with my boyfriend

Sometimes you don’t need to have a good reason to break up, you just know that it’s the time. But other times you’re not so sure, you are basically at the crossroads. Trying to decide, which way that you should go.

Deciding to break up with your partner is not an easy task. You might be wondering whether you’re making the right decision or not. And obviously, you didn’t want to do something that will make you feel regret (And if you do feel regret about your breakup, check my article: The Ex Factor Guide Review. This article might help you).

When this happens to you, my first advice is don’t rush to make a decision. Stay calm and keep everything in your control. Being too negative or start blaming others will only make things worse.

So today’s article, I will share some information that I feel important to answer your question whether you should break up with your boyfriend or not.

What Are The Signs When A Relationship Is Over

Having conflict or disagreement with your partner is normal, it is part of a relationship. As a normal human being, there’s no way we could be on the same page with someone else all the time. So it’s OK if you and your partner are slightly out of sync.

However, if things are out of control, and it keeps happens all the time, then you need to consider your current relationship situation. Fighting all the time in a relationship is not healthy, it can drain your energy physically and mentally.

For those who’re still questioning things, pay attention to these kinds of bad signs.

1# You’re Simply Not Happy

Life is too short. You deserve to feel happy, you deserve someone who is good to you, treats you well and loves you. If you are with someone who’s doesn’t appreciate you, lift you up and make you feel beautiful, then you might be dating the wrong person.

But be careful, sometimes you might feel that your partner is the reason why you’re not happy. But after you break up with him, you still unhappy. So before you make a decision, you need to find the real reasons why you’re unhappy. Is it because of your partner? Or you’re actually unhappy because you’re too stressed with your work?

To avoid the mistake, taking a break in a relationship could be a good idea. If you found out that you’re happier without him by your side. Then it’s time to pull the plug and move forward with your life.

2# He Doesn’t Appreciate You

Did he always put his needs before yours? Did he ignore your thought and your feeling? If yes then he not really care about you. When he no longer appreciates you as his partner, it’s a clear sign that your relationship is over.

This always happens when your partner is taking you for granted. You can see the signs when he stops seeing the things you do as wonderful and treats it as a daily routine. I know this is heartbreaking, it makes you feel like nothing you do is good enough for him.

This is toxic in a relationship. As a good partner, he needs to make you feel appreciated. And if he doesn’t, maybe it’s time for you to do yourself a favor and walk away.

3# You’ve Been Fighting More Than Usual

In accordance with what I said above, every couple argues, and it’s quite normal. Argument (in the right way) can help you express your opinion on the issues and solved the problem.

However, it is not normal if you both can’t seem to agree on anything. Whatever you or your partner do will end up with an argument. It could be worse if your argument is used in a way to insult your partner.

According to Dr. Mariana Bockarova, Ph.D., who teaches “The Psychology of Relationships” at the University of Toronto, “If you feel isolated and alone after an argument, or if you criticize each other harshly, show contempt for one another, become defensive, or shut down, I would reassess whether this relationship is right for you,”.

She also said, “When we feel our basic sense of respect as a human being is being eroded, fully recovering and restoring a healthy loving relationship can be nearly impossible to do.”

So pay close attention to how you fight with your partner and decide it for yourself.

4# Your Trust Has Been Broken

Having someone you love breaks your trust is a painful and inevitable fact of a relationship. It could come in many forms, such as cheating, disloyalty, and dishonest. But depending on the circumstances, it doesn’t necessarily the end of the relationship.

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As an example, he lies to you about getting to sleep early but then he goes out to meet his buddies. Yes, he lies to you, but he must have his own reason. Maybe your partner lies to you for the sake of saving hurt feelings, then those really aren’t a big deal.

Instead, pay attention to any lie that directly hurts you. As an example, your partner said that he’s been busy with his work lately, but you get to know that he’s actually hanging out and sleep with another woman. Curse him!

You deserve a man who is faithful to you and loves you. The one who appreciates you and makes you happy. Don’t waste your time on someone who’s not worth it.

5# He Had No Respect For You

If your boyfriends are acting disrespect, whether to you, to your friends, to your family, to bartenders, to a barista, or to whoever he wanted, you should get out of that relationship. Because, when your boyfriend doesn’t treat people the way he expects to treat, it’s really a bad sign for your future.

Respect is a very important component in a relationship, even love should not be the reason to tolerate disrespect.

In my opinion, all toxic relationships include signs of disrespect. It works like a poison, and slowly kill your relationship. Sometimes, we are so used with this little amount of poison, that why we don’t notice it anymore until it’s killing us.

So ladies please take note, if you found out any signs of disrespect in your relationship, pull the plug and move forward. There’s always someone better waiting for you outside. If you want more info regarding this topic, I suggest you check out my other article on 7 signs of a bad relationship.

When It’s Time To Break Up?

Basically, there’s no specific answer or specific “time” to break up. It’s all about your decision, are you ready to let him go or not? You need to answer this question yourself.

Because we know, letting go of someone we love is not as easy as we think. Our mind already makes that decision, but emotionally it’s still hurt inside. We are not sure about our decision, we feel confused and complicated.

Time To Let Go Of Someone

There’s fear on that decision. We are afraid when we let our partner go, we could not get someone’s better. We’re afraid that our age is not suitable for a new relationship. We’re afraid that we are not good enough for someone else. A lot of things keep pop up in our minds.

For me, this is something that everyone needs to go through to become a better person. Put aside all the negative thinking and fear. You need to fight for your own happiness, make a decision for yourself, not because for the sake of saving hurt feelings.

Here the fact that sciences could give you hints on your decision making. It’s called the ratio of the positive and negative experiences to predict how successful your relationship is going to be. Based on the research, you need to make sure there is more positivity than negativity overall to create a happy relationship.

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So list out all your positive interactions VS negative interactions. Do the maths, it might help in your decision making.

How Do I Break Up With My Boyfriend

This is not a step-by-step guide on how to break up with your partner. Because I don’t think it’s a good idea to follow any break-up guide that you found on the internet and practice it with your real life.

Breakups are supposed to be highly personal and there are no specific ways to “breakups”. The least you can do is collect the information that you found useful, and use it when you think it necessary.

I’ve already written a long article regarding this topic that you can read here; Helpful tips – how to end a relationship. And if you don’t want to read the full article, here are the summaries:

Be clear about your decision: This is important, don’t make a decision and then feel regret about it a few weeks later. If you feel like you can still save the relationship, talk to your partner about your concern. It will be much better rather than simply put an end to your relationship.

Be prepared: Build up your courage to talk to your partner. Prepare in advance of what you’ll say to your partner. Be detail with your point and why you think it’s a good idea to end a relationship. Be open and discuss directly with your partner, maybe he also has some points that need to be put into consideration.

Depending on the situation, if you think it’s not safe to talk with him alone bring someone else to accompany you, maybe your brother or your friends. If he is a psycho, don’t bother to meet him, just get rid of him instantly.

Be respectful and honest: Don’t make excuses, be honest with your point. you never know what’s going to happen in the future. Who’s know you may end up together with your partner again. Don’t try to insult or attack your partner.

Be honest, kind and respectful as you begin to let your partner go. But, no need to go in detail with his weakness. Always start your statement with the word “I” instead of “You”. As an example:

I think we have a different way of viewing our future“.

This is a nicer way to express your feeling. You also can keep your partner calm with this kind of discussion.

Pick the right time and place: Choose the right time and place so you can discuss peacefully with privacy. Do consider your partner situation, don’t simply ask for a breakup when your partner is in the middle of something big in his life. As an example, he’s been preparing for an important exam, or he’s in the middle of an important meeting.

Instead, pick a good time for both of you. Friday night is a good example, it gives both of you the whole weekend to somewhat recover from a breakup. Because when you break up, there will be a period of heartbreak, sadness, and pain.

On The Final Note

Letting go of someone we love is hurt and painful. But, it could be the best decision you make in your life, for a better future. I can’t force you to break up, neither ask you to stay with your partner. All I can do for you is to share a little bit of information in order to help you to make a good decision, for your own happiness.

I hope this article was helpful to you in any way. Please let me know your comments and reactions regarding this article in the comment section below. We wish you a good day ahead.

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What To Do When He Pulls Away And How To Win Him Back?

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This article covers all the basic things that you need to know about what to do when he pulls away. It’s quite long, so you may need a cup of coffee while you read it. 😉

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You might be dating someone right now, you really like him and you think you’re compatible with him. He also shows the same interest. He gives you the attention that you wanted, making time for you, and generally letting you know how grateful he is to have met you.

But, when you feel like your relationship is going to the next step, something happens…

Out of the blue, he starts to pull away, and you’re left wondering what’s going on. He doesn’t say anything to you about it, but you know your man has been distant.

No matter how much you try to ignore it, having someone you care about pull away from you is not easy. And the worst part, you had no idea why he was pulling away. You already analyze every single thing you could have said or done, but still didn’t get the answer.

Well…

Rest assured, the very first step you should take is, stop overthinking and don’t panic. Today’s article, we will discuss a few common topics of what are the signs of men pulling away, why men pull away, how to react and how to win him back.

Here we’ve put together all the subtopics. You can click each link to read your preferable subtopic:

Signs he is pulling away

He’s acting differently, not as usual and it quite scary. You’re starting to think that he’s pulling away, but you’re not sure. That is a terrifying thought. Especially for those who’ve been down that road before. Having the same nightmare is not a great experience.

Slowly it can make you stress and even more stressful to your relationship. That why it’s important for you to know about the problems, how to react to it and handle it carefully. With proper action, you can bring the relationship back from the brink.

Learn the signs he is pulling away, figure out what is going on, clear the communication and hopefully solve the problems.

So in this section, we’ll talk about the signs that a guy withdrawing from a relationship. I will share with you a list of things that guys always do when they’re pulling away.

1# He acting distant all of a sudden

It could be that he’s losing interest, or it doesn’t mean like that. Men are different from women. They are often dealing with their problem by retreating rather than relying on you or the others.

So, he may have something going on with his personal life, stressed out or emotionally off-balance that taking up his attention.

This can be hard for most women to understand because as for women, they love to share their thought with their partner.

2# He text back less and less

He tries to avoid your text. It may take him a few hours or days just to reply to your texts. He may give a lot of excuses for why he didn’t reply to your text, or he could just silently ignore your texts. When they don’t bother to tell you about their life, or simply don’t want to share it with you – it’s a strong sign that he is pulling away.

But don’t rush into a conclusion, perhaps there’s something going on at work or in his family that causing stress. And they’re not ready to discuss with you yet. So, give him some time and space that he needs.

3# He no longer initiates thing

He not initiating plans or text as often as before. No longer good morning or goodnight text. And no longer weekend hangout activity. For women, changes in behavior are hard to ignore. It affects them emotionally and mentally.

Because we know when men interested in women, they tend to initiates things. So when he stops initiates, it worrisome.

Just for a reminder, if you’re already in a relationship for quite some time, you can’t expect him to court you non-stop. You need to be considerate in this kind of ‘topic’.

4# He being way more secretive

Everyone has their own privacy. But if this happens suddenly, keep in mind that it is not normal. You can tell the difference if he is more secretive with their texts, always put the phone in his pocket and take calls in another room.

This is a clear sign that he is not interested to share his personal life with you or he just has someone else other than you. If this happens to you, whatever the reason, you should have a good discussion about your relationship ship status with your partner.

5# He’s too busy to keep plans

Did he always give an excuse or another when you make a plan? Suddenly got work that needs to be done, has to see friends or anything. And you feel that he keeps knocking you off from the priority list?

Well, canceling every time is rude. And if he is really interested in you, he will make you a priority. Even if he needs to cancel the appointments, he will arrange another plan for you.

In order to confirm whether he is pulling away or not, you need to check this behavior along with his other behaviors. Because it is also possible that he just suddenly been busy or he feels that things are more established between you, and you’re understanding his situation.

Just pay attention to how often it happens. If it constantly happens, you may need to talk with him about your current relationship issues.

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Why do men pull away?

The reasons men pull away can mean any number of things. And it not necessarily that your relationship is in bad condition. Sometimes it has nothing to do with ‘you’ at all. Maybe, that is how your men prefer to deal with stress and difficulties. And the other part, its really because of you.

A guy pulling away is actually quite normal. It’s natural for him to drift away at some times. Maybe he’s going through something that you didn’t know and he is not ready to share those things with you. Because men didn’t want to be seen as a weak person. They choose to hide their emotions and also their problems.

That why it’s important to remind yourself that if he is acting distant, don’t strictly jump into conclusion and panic. Your relationship situation totally depends on your actions.

By knowing how to manage this situation properly, you can prevent the situation from getting worse. From time to time, it’s going to become less and less frequent.

Here are the few reasons why do men pull away:

1# It’s not your fault, at all.

He might struggle with his works, his life, health, family, financial status or anything. That slowly consume his mind, energy, and attention for you.

Whatever the reasons, if it has nothing to do with you, don’t bother to push him by asking him telling the truth. It’s not working. Men typically prefer to deal with the problem on their own. This is why he didn’t tell you or ask for your help.

So, being panic and get very anxious is just going to make him pulls away even more. Instead, show your support by giving the space that he needed. As an example, you can send a text message:

“Hi, I’m not sure what happened to you. But if you need some time to wraps things up please do so. I just want you to know that I’m always here if you need me.”

This message shows that you’re willing to understand his situation and allow him to do his thing. However, don’t wait for him like forever. I will share with you a few other suggestions down below, and if it still not work, just moves on to a better person.

2# He’s having doubt about the relationship

Doubt in a relationship is pretty common. It is unavoidable and sometimes it’s not necessarily a bad sign. Because as a human being, it’s natural to feel confused with the relationship. No matter how long you’ve been together.

But, having too much doubt isn’t good either. And it will be getting worse without proper communication. Eventually, it can push your loved one away.

That’s what happens for most of the men that pull away. He may have his own reason to doubt a relationship. It could be because he’s losing interest and want to rethink the relationship. Or it was because of his fear.

Maybe he’s been hurt in the past, so the idea of commitment simply horrify him. He doesn’t have the confidence to move forward. If you want to support him, you need to be calm and don’t push him too hard. Let him deal with what’s scaring him.

3# You freak him out

It happens all the time. He thinks that he knows you. You’re funny, caring, lovely and hygiene. But then he finds out, oh you’re a bit different. You’re controlling, clingy, insecure, and a dirty person! No wonder that he loses attraction.

The above situation is just an example. There are many other reasons why men pull away:

  • Maybe you didn’t give him space when he needs it
  • He feels trapped or afraid to lose his freedom
  • Your family doesn’t like him
  • Your future doesn’t line up with him
  • You’re rude to his best friend/family members

The list can go on and on, nonstop. He may pull away because of you, but don’t totally blame yourself.

For me, if he doesn’t like you because of your body shape, your skin color, your hair or anything that didn’t benefit you. Just leave him be and find someone else better. He is not worth your time and your love.

But, if he didn’t like something about you because he thinks that you can be a much better person. Then you need to consider his opinion. As an example:

  • He didn’t want you to eat junkie and overweight. You should eat more healthy food.
  • Take care of your hygiene, clean your room and your house.
  • Reduces alcohol and cigarette. Stop if possible.
  • Take care of your appearance.
  • Live a healthy lifestyle.
  • And etc.

I didn’t agree 100% with a quote “just be yourself”. Simple explanation, if you can be better, why not?

Here you may need to watch a video from Mathew Boggs, he shares a very interesting point of why men pull away when things are good.

When he pulls away, should I do the same?

It’s natural for women to feel worried and put more effort into the situation when his man is pulling away. They tend to fix the situation by trying to get closer to him and involved in his life. Ask him a lot of questions to dig what’s going on to figure out the root of the problem.

Sad to say, this reaction always causes the opposite of their desired effect. Men tend to pull away even more when women try hard to pull him back. So the best way to stop them from withdrawing is to stop trying to pull him back.

We are not going to teach you to ignore your man. But this suggestion is more focused on yourself. Increase your attraction so that he draws to you as he was before.

How to win him back after he pulls away?

Giving room for each other may heal your relationship. It prevents your situation from getting worse.

Sometimes, being apart from each other allow you to reset and feel comfortable with yourself. It enables you to recharge your energy. You can go to your favorite island, spend your time to read your favorite book, hang out with your girls and do anything that you wanted.

All things need rest and refreshment, including relationships. So use this time to:

1# Don’t stress out

Stressing out is never be a solution. No matter how much you love him and worried about him, do not let your emotions consume you. Don’t make a decision based on your emotion. You need to know what you’re dealing with first before trying to fix it.

Maybe he has just been busy with his life. And don’t expect him to chase you all over again like he did when you first start dating. He may initiate often when he tries to win over you. But once things have gotten more stable, he will start to slow down. Remember, he also has jobs and lives.

So the first step is, figure out what problem you’re dealing with. Check back all the signs that I mention above. If it clear that he’s pulling away, you can proceed with the next step.

2# Focus on yourself

Don’t try to call him or text him. Just leave him alone at this moment in time. No need to remind him that you exist and waiting for him.

If he wants some space to settle up his things, take this opportunity to take some time to focus on yourself also. Recall back things that you really want to do, your goals, your friends, your hobby, or anything.

Use this time to focus on things that can boost your own self-worth. As an example going to the gym, practice yoga and meditation. Many studies have shown that exercise can improve your self-esteem and mental health.

When you focus on your things, you slowly raise the attraction that he feels for you. Because when you don’t chase and focuses on your own thing, you show your strength and confidence. Which is are attractive qualities for men.

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3# Get ready for the better relationship

There is a moment in your life where you need to be alone to reflect on who you are, how your life, where’s your direct and what’s your plan. Use this time to rekindle with your own voice.

Check back your past relationship with him, get the new idea for your relationship and more. Rekindle with your own voice also can help you solve your own problems without comparing it to another person’s opinions.

Other than that, you can use that space to do things on your own and bring those new experiences to the table. If you recall back, there were times when you spend time with your partner, but you don’t actually interact with him.

Both of you just sitting in silence playing with the phone. It should be no problem if this happens once in a while. However, if this happens too frequently, you need to admit that both of you literally have nothing to talk about.

So by taking some time off to focus on your personal time is not a big deal. You’ll have better preparation and have more things to talk about with your partner.

4# Check in after a few weeks

Yes, you don’t want to put pressure on him, but it doesn’t mean that you should just ignore him. After you’ve spent some time (a week or two) focusing on yourself, it time to check where he’s at.

Shoot him a positive message about your life that makes your interest clear and gives him a chance to be involved. Just a quick text message is enough. Let him know that you’re thinking about him and offer some help if he needs it.

Don’t mention anything about his disappearance, just keep it light and casual. If he still ignores your text and shows no interest, it’s time to move on. You’ve already made your interest clear, but he didn’t respond to that feeling.

There are more amazing guys out there, who would be more than happy to accept you in their lives. Time to fly babeh!

5# Welcome him when he comes back

If he chooses to come back, welcome him. Don’t pout, give him positive reinforcement. You need to move forward with a clean heart. Do not hold onto resentment or anger.

You might not agree with me, but I still think that you didn’t need to let him know about how bad you’re hurt when he pulled away. Hold your emotion, show your confidence, be open and don’t judge anything until he says something about it.

The chances are high that he will say sorry about it. He might tell you everything about why he has been missing. Don’t bother about whether it’s true or not, he just expressing how bad he feels about it. So leave it alone and move forward.

Final thought…

I hope this article helped you understand exactly what to do when he pulls away, the reason behind that and how to react to the situation. It may not complete, but I think its enough to cover all the basic parts of the problem.

Remember, if someone is committed to the relationship, then he is most likely not gonna fade away. He may take some time to settle things (which is what we’ve been discussed below), but he will not ghosting you.

But, if he just fades away, without any feedback, and you’ve already put an effort to restore the relationship. My advice is, don’t waste your time and your tear on him. He’s not worth it, just move forward to find a better person. That’s all from me. I would love to hear any questions regarding this topic, please leave your comment below. I will answer all your question myself.

p/s: If you recently face this kind of situation or having an unexpected breakup, and hoping for advice from a relationship expert, I suggest you check the ex factor guide from Brad’s Browning.

It’s very helpful for someone who is recently breakup. However, please check my The Ex Factor Guide Reviews first, because I already write a few important points that might be helpful for you.

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Lack Of Communication In A Relationship And How To Improve It

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Communication is the act of transferring information from one person to another. It sounds simple, but communication is actually a very complex subject, especially between couples. Lack of communication in a relationship creates distance and bring problems.

Because when partners don’t communicate enough, they can’t express their feeling to solve the problems. Which is can bring negativity and misunderstanding, and eventually lead to conflicts.

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Why do relationships fail due to lack of communication?

Let me give you one situation.

Today is your important day, and you’re expecting your partner to give you a call. But he didn’t remember to call you. At the same time, you didn’t want to call or text him for a reminder because you already upset with him.

Meanwhile, your partner assumes that your silence means that everything is fine.

See? Both of you are on the wrong page. You tend to make an assumption than telling your partner your true feeling. This is not okay because it can lead to misunderstanding. Misunderstanding creates a negative feeling, while negative feeling creates a negative reaction. Lastly, it may end up with a breakup.

Importance of communication in relationships

Communicate effectively in a relationship is the key to positive social interaction. After all, humans are social beings, we relate to each other to nourish our mind and soul. Our mind and soul condition correlated with the relationship. A lack of communication will lead to a negative relationship, which is can deplete our minds and souls energy.

In a nutshell, the quality in any relationship basically comes down with the quality of the communication. Learning to communicate effectively in a relationship can reduce stress and conflicts, at the same time, it makes your relationship healthy, happy and successful.

7 Ways to improve communication in a relationship

The good news is, it’s never too late to improve how you communicate with your partner, even after you’ve been married for 20 years. Here is the list that can give you a better idea on how to communicate with your partner.

1- Learn to be an active listener.

Everyone wants to be heard when they talk, it gives you a feeling of connection to one another. Give your partner a chance to talk or voice out what they want to share with you. Whatever the case may be, hear them out. If not you’ll never know the root of the problem.

One of the listening skill technique is called “active listening”. This listening technique is not only acknowledged what your partner said with a nod of your head. But also understand what is being said.

Understanding means that you actually engaged and interested in what your partner communicating (in a proper way, I will discuss more about this below). Don’t just sit silently for the sake of listening, do involve interruptions for clarification or even disagreements.

Ask a question if you don’t understand. Ask something that clearly related to clarifying what’s your partner topic. Before you want to interrupt, be sure to ask your partner permission. If you disagree with the topic or conversation, wait until they finished talking before you expressed your disagreement.

2- Listen to understand, instead of listening to respond.

Most of us didn’t realize that we are usually listening to respond. You are not really listening when you listen to make a response. Why? Because your mind busies thinking about what you need to respond when your partner finishes talking.

You will be more focus to voice out your argument or tell them a story from your side. Most likely you don’t really care about what your partner saying and he/she also will be on the defensive state.

Otherwise, if you do listen to understand what your partner is saying, you will prioritize to hearing what they want to say. This kind of listening that you need, to communicate effectively in your relationship.

3- Ask a question and don’t assume the answer.

When you communicate with your partner, try not to labeling or interpreting them. If you really not sure about something, ask them. Don’t afraid to ask any question, each question can give you better information and clarify what they are telling you.

Give them a chance to talk or explain the situation clearly. An argument usually comes from hidden emotions. Control your emotion and express them in a non-judgmental way.

4- Don’t accuse your partner

If you having any issue with your partner, be conscious and don’t start to blame your partner. Blaming your partner means that you start attacking him/her. Believe me, they will pick up on that and start being defensive, and nothing can be gain if this happens.

5- Use the word “I” rather than “YOU”

Have you ever realize that it’s easy to using “you” when you talk with your partner especially in an argument. As an example, during the argument you will start with:

“You make me do this, do that…”

“You never help me in housework..”

“You didn’t ….”

Instead, you can try to start the conversation with the word “I”, which is to describe your feeling. You’re not criticizing your partner behavior, you just simply share your own emotion and reaction. As an example:

“I feel hurt when…”

“I am sad…”

“I feel like we …”

“I was hurt…”

It actually tackles the same issues in a softer way. By doing this, your partner will be less defensive and hopefully, it’s can improve your relationship.

6- Be patient

It’s sound simple, but it’s actually not that simple. Agree?

When you communicate with your partner, try to give your partner some space for them to share their own opinion. Don’t simply interrupt the conversation. Because when they are not ready to listen, your message will not be heard, regardless of how well you communicate.

Let’s go back to point no. 2, understand what they are trying to say first, then have your turn. You both deserved to be heard.

Plot twist, what should you do if your partner love to interrupt your conversation? Be patient, relax, do not try to over talk that person or triumph over about how you never interrupt. Instead, be courteous and allow them to speak, eventually, they will respond likewise.

If they are not, point out to them that they are interrupting the communication process.

7- Focus on the solution, not the problem.

Every problem is like a big door, and a solution is key to open the door. Find that key, not complain about how big the door can be.

“We cannot solve our problem with the same thinking that created them.” – Albert Einstein

Most of the communication issue occurs is simply because of one or both of them more focused on the problem rather than coming up with the idea on how to solve the problem.

As an example, you have a conversation with your partner to express the fact that they like to wasting money on unnecessary things. If you just complain about the problem and attacking them because of their “bad habit”, you’ll get nowhere.

Try to change it for something like this, communicate your idea for a solution with an attempt. Maybe you can start the conversation:

“Well, perhaps we could try to….”

“What if i did this …, and you did….”

“Would you love to try….”

Softly offer a solution rather than directly ask them “You need to stop wasting money!” are way better. You’re showing him/her that you care about them and your relationship.

Conclusion

As a conclusion, good communication can improve your relationship. It can bring your relationship to a whole new level. BUT, it must go both ways! If you’re the only one who put all the effort to be a good communicator, and your partner doesn’t, it’s simply won’t work.

You need to know when to throw the towel. If your partner was not willing to give an effort to solve the problem, how do you suppose to solve the problem?

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Why Being In Relationship Makes You Gain Weight, Based On Science

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Ever heard that being in a relationship helps to gain weight? Ice cream dates, romantic dinners, and late nights pizza become part of your regular routine, once you get in a relationship. So, it’s not something to be shocked that weight gain is sure to happen.

However, now science has proved that everyone has to admit to that fact. If we all aware of this kinda issues, there is a number of articles was published that relationship is the reason you are getting fatter.

A new study conducted in Australia, where researchers studied 10 years-worth of data from thousands of people and found that happy couples weighed an average of 13 pounds more than single. Besides, their records had an average weight gain of 4 pounds per year. Isn’t it surprising?

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Where does it begin actually? Trying new foods together on meet-ups becomes a frequent activity. According to human psychology, when you are in a relationship with someone for a while, you don’t really have an incentive to go to the gym.

Next, studies also found that people in relationships have healthier habits overall. They smoke less, eat less fast food and consume more fruits and vegetables compared to singles. Anyhow, most couples being overweight and are more likely to be overweight.

Have you ever read or heard that stress may also cause weight gain? But, what’s to stress about when you’re in a happy relationship? Good, stress, known as eustress, actually results in your relationship in weight gain. Even you’re happy, stress feelings can make you turn to the fridge in almost half a day. Most common ways people handle stress is, eat.

Isn’t a healthy body image what we all imagine to have? But when you enjoy living a judgment-free life, you forget your goals. So, you stop worrying over how your body looks like and you realize that you’re fine just the way you are for your partner. This is the common excuse for the possible relationship weight gain.

Your relationship is going good and you don’t care about anything else? Remember, don’t eat mirror image meals because a man will burn more calories than a woman. Love has the ability to make you feel special, no matter how much weight you gain, especially when your partner doesn’t care about your body changes.

So, does this mean if you’re in a relationship, you should forget your health goals? Absolutely not. In point of the fact, if you and your partner support each other’s healthy habits, relationships can actually help you maintain your health goals.

In other words, having someone to support you can actually make you more likely to hit your goals. It may be challenging, but it will likely increase not only the longevity of your relationship but your life.

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30 Top Relationship Advice For Women – The Ugly Fact

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Everyone has a different preference for their romantic partner, especially if you’re looking for a serious relationship partner. Sometimes it’s beyond physical attributes that you need to consider. As an example, what type of personalities that you’re looking for, what you actually need in a relationship, family background and more.

You may need to bookmark this page for your future references.

So in this article, we will compile all the great references we found on the web and also our own article on a certain topic. Let’s hope this article be a good help and a guideline to your love life.

As per you know, life is not a fairy tale, you can’t expect to kiss a frog to find your shining prince. You need to work for it, you need to move out from your comfort zone, and be prepared. You need to learn how to start dating if you want to be in a successful relationship. If you’re already in the relationship, you need to know how to maintain it and keep the relationship healthy.

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On the other hand, if you’ve been out of the game for a long time, most likely you didn’t know where to start again. You also want to ensure that you didn’t make the same mistake from your previous relationship.

For me, the relationship learning process is never-ending. Because every relationship has a different phase, and every phase comes with a different challenge. That’s why it is important for you to learn about love, relationship, and marriage.

Dating

Dating is a stage of a romantic relationship between two humans who is meet socially with the aim of each assessing the other’s suitability as a prospective partner. As well as a preparation for an intimate relationship or marriage.

In fact, dating is a great way to meet your potential future partner. You can start by meeting new people, spend time together and have fun. In order to meet your potential future partner, a few preparations must be made. Here I share with you dating tips from an experienced relationship coach.

1# Don’t Start A New Relationship Until You’ve Done These 4 Things

2# How to Prepare Yourself for the Perfect Relationship

3# 8 Question To Ask Yourself Before You Start Dating

4# How To Start Dating – 5 Proven Method For Success

5# Dating Tips For Shy Women

6# Online Dating Tips For Women – How To Make Guys Interested With You

7# 54 Date Ideas for Your Date Night

8# 50 Dating DO’s and DON’Ts

If you’re preparing yourself to start dating again after breakup or divorce, you may need some tips and a little guidance for the next successful relationship.

9# How To Start Dating Again

10# How To Start Dating Better Quality People

Relationship

Forming a strong and positive relationship really take times, efforts and commitments. It does not happen overnight, and there’s no instant result. Whatever the demographics, building a loving and understanding relationship clearly isn’t easy.

Obviously, it takes more than love for your relationship to work. We know that love is a foundation for any relationship built. But to keep it stronger, you need more than that. Both parties must willing to work on it.

5 magnetic ways to attract your husband

Basically, the secret to a long-lasting relationship is not about a big gesture, being romantic or being rich. It’s about the small action and subtle thoughts that happen daily without being noticed. It’s about consistency, a lifetime commitment to your loved one.

During my work in these industries, I’ve come to observe that a good habit of people that hold a relationship together over time. Good habits create a strong and healthy relationship, while bad habits most likely will destroy it.

Well, people are not born with a good habit in a relationship. But, it’s still can be learned and mastered if you recognized the needs. It takes time and effort to develop them. Here the list of a good reference on how to keep your relationship strong and healthy.

11# The Secret Behind a Happy Relationship – Infographic

12# 5 Simple Habits That Create Better Relationships

13# How To Keep Your Relationship Strong

14# How To Manage Money Issue In Relationship

15# 25 Pieces of Empowering Relationship Advice for Women

16# 23 Must-Know Relationship Advice for Women

17# 11 Best Relationship Advice for Women

18# 8 Things You Do That Could Hurt Your Relationship

19# The Most Common Issues That Will Ruin Your Relationship

20# 5 Secrets To Keep Your Man Happy In A Relationship

Marriage

A healthy and successful marriage is the foundation of a happy family. It also helps you create a positive and pleasant environment in the house.

It’s must be good if all the marriage remains happy and forever young. But that not the case, some of us do struggle with the married life. The journey of married life is full of adventures, ups, and downs, regardless of how long you’ve been married.

Here the chart from bakadesuyo.com. It shows that, on average, marriage gets less happy with the time. You can read the full article at point #21. Let’s dig some info below on how to keep your marriage healthy and happy for a longer time, hopefully forever.

21# 58 Most Romantic Ways to Propose

22# How To Have A Happy Marriage: 7 Powerful Secrets From Research

23# How To Become A Much Better Wife

24# 5 Secrets to a Happier and Stronger Marriage!

25# 7 Secrets To A Happy Marriage From Man’s Perspective

26# Why Do Married Couples Split Up After Childbirth

27# 11 Ways To Make Your Long-Term Marriage Happier, Starting Today

28# 12 Excellent Tricks To Spice Up Your Sex Life

29# Tips to Improve Your Sex Life

30# Tips for Enjoying a Healthy Sex Life as You Get Older

Conclusion

We hope all these references can help you manage your relationship situation. Build up a happy relationship is not easy. It comes with a big responsibility, commitment, and patience. But the rewards are many.

keep your man happy in a relationshipDon’t focus all your energy on the challenges itself, instead enjoys the relationship life as a couple. Remember, there’s still a lot of people out there searching for a partner, so if you already have one, please appreciate your partner.

Make a conscious effort to appreciate a good time in your relationship and your families. Sometimes it’s not easy, but I promise you, it’s worth it.

When a couple no longer can handle their relationship, outside advice and resources can be tremendously beneficial. It could be a reference post like I stated above, marriage therapist, support group, online support or anything that can help you avoid the worst case scenario.

Is there any relationship advice for women that you think I missed? If so, please leave a comment below to let me know what it is. I would love to add it to this list.

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How To Tackle Your Man’s Hero Instinct

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A hero is defined as someone that we are admired for bravely doing something or achieve something great. Just like women go crazy over Marvel heroes who are daring enough to save the world in spite of their nice figure and face. Truth to be told, heroes that go around saving the world and hardly injured only exist in your favorite movies. In reality, you literally can have your own hero by triggering a man’s hero instinct in your men.

Yeah, it is fascinating enough to watch those cool heroes spring into action just to save the world and protect their women. Sometime you could overwhelm with jealousy and start to build hope for the hero to actually presence so that he can be yours.

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Man wants to be heroes in women’s eyes, as he likes to feel needed. Hero instinct is known within the Native American. It’s built into their culture as warriorism.

As a warrior, they protect their tribes from enemies and fed their tribes by hunting. Psychologically, it’s about satisfaction, a men desire to feel important. They want to show how useful, strong, and effective he is among his peers.

If you relate this behavior with our modern society nowadays, where wealth and other great accomplishment are gained to show that he is able to shoulder up responsibilities. It’s become preferable and attractive for a man to have this quality.

The same theory was used for relationship purpose. It’s has been theorized that women should appeal to man’s hero instinct in order to keep peace and respect in a relationship. By doing this. you could be your man deepest passion and priority in his life. His heart will be yours and he’ll do anything just to make you happy.

How To Get Your Man’s Attention.

Hero instinct is a biological drive, just like thirst, hunger, and sex. It’s a man desire to feel important and strong between his own circle. It inspires them to become better and push forward to maintain the status or standard that was created by themselves.

Man’s adores those who admire his courage and effort.

Basically, men fall for women because of ‘how those women make them feel‘.

When a man feels like a hero in a woman’s eyes, he will give his heart and his undying loyalty to her.

Most of the women think they can earn a man appreciation by doing a lot of things for him. But it works backward. The more you appreciate him, the more he will appreciate you. When he appreciates you, he will give more attention to you.

It triggers his ‘hero instinct‘.

This is a few examples of how to trigger your man’s hero instinct.

1# Ask for his help

Don’t think that you can do all the things by yourself. Independent women are great but men feel like a dumb guy around her. Most probably she will feel dissatisfied with men’s help because she can do better. Thus, make men feel useless and always doing something wrong.

What you can do is to always ask for his help no matter how trivial the things are. It’s doesn’t make you needy, but it makes you a woman with space for a man.

Ask him to open a tight jar for you. Ask a piece of advice from him whenever you want to make a decision will work too. Ask him to changes your car’s tire because you think he is more expert and knowledgeable. And do not forget to say thank you with a big smile of appreciation.

Unlock Your Man’s Hero Instinct

According to James Bauer, a relationship coach for over 12 years. He shared that during his work in these industries, when he coached men, he heard over and over again that they (men) wanted to feel that they were important and special to their woman.

In other words, they wanted to feel like their hero.

It’s something that men’s need in order to feel women’s love.

Men adore those who admire his hard work or see him as Superman, a dependable man in all things.

James also believed that, no matter how in love that man is if the women he’s with doesn’t bring out his hero instinct, he’ll feel like something is missing.

So if you know how to tackle your man’s hero instinct, you can take a positive action to influence your man’s emotion and bringing him closer to you.

Here, you may need to check what James Bauer discovers about the hero instinct.

James technique can be very helpful if you’re facing this type of problem:

  • You feel like you’re just a placeholder
  • You think a lot about him, but he only thinks of himself
  • He says he loves you but isn’t in love with you
  • Why won’t he commit to you?
  • Why does he so quiet? What is he really thinking?
  • Why does he start ignoring you?
  • Does he really love you? Or he just wants to be alone?
  • It’s already over, but you want him back.

His guide helps women to understand specific trick and phrase to improve their relationship. He also teaches you how to build attraction and how to understand what your man wants in a relationship.

Here the link for James Bauer explanation.

2# Thanks him for every single thing he does

Remember that I’m saying the more you appreciate him, the more he will appreciate you back. The easiest way to show your appreciation is through the word “thank you”.

This simple phrase is very powerful than you could ever realize. Thank him for every little thing that he does to you.

Did he help you with the chores?

Thank him.

Did he drive you to work?

Thank him.

Did he cook you a meal?

Thank him.

He’s the real hero to you every day, even though you may not see it. Maybe he dropped everything just to help you. Maybe he’s the only one who still believes in you when nobody else won’t. Maybe his advice gives you the courage to make a difficult decision.

We tend to take things for granted, that’s why sometimes we didn’t see the positive value in our partner.

3# Respect is earned not given

Respect comes along with admiration and honor which showed for someone who you think they have good qualities and important. And your man is searching for that.

He works hard to earn your respect. He wants to prove himself that he’s able to that. Don’t take away his purpose. Instead, give him space and opportunity to show his hero instinct. Your main role is to support him.

It’s rare to see a woman who’s can satisfy this emotional need in men. And if you do, you can captivate his heart so that he’ll spend his entire life with you.

Unlock Your Man Attention

The key to unlocking your man attention is NOT in everything you do for him. But it’s about how you RESPOND to everything he does for you.

When you have done everything for him, look after him, and make time for him. In the process, you’re actually taking something away from him. You’re taking away his purpose.

He wants to be your hero, not the other way around.

If his hero instinct is not being met, his attention will wander around until he finds a woman who can give it to him. Maybe only one from a thousand women who are known to do this instinctively. And they usually rise to unbelievable levels of influence and fame.

Trust me, when you know the secret of man’s hero instinct, you will be shocked with the result from the man you love. And if you’re interested to learn more about the secret of man’s hero instinct, I recommend you to check out this link.

Any other suggestion please leave your comment below. We love to hear your feedback! 🙂

Flirty Text Message That Every Men Love

If you’re struggling on what to say to your man to bring the relationship closer together, you may need to check my other post: What to text a guy you like.

It’s may help you to get a better idea on how to text your guy’s. I also share a lot more information on what you should and what you shouldn’t when you’re texting with him.

And don’t forget to download my free guide on How to win a man’s heart. In this guidebook, we touch more on a specific topic that most women overlook.

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How To Manage Money Issue In Relationship

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Money is a familiar source of nasty arguments among many couples. Typically, each couple has arguments about finances on their own pattern. Nevertheless, most of the time, money isn’t the real problem. Yet, having different financial values and behaviors is actually a real problem.

This article will guide with the main necessary steps for couples to look at the problem from a different point of view. Besides, I will explain how to have a more conducive conversation about finances and money issues in a relationship.

Money and Relationships

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Make a plan together and take each other’s feelings into thought.

Don’t let money continue giving you a negative effect on your relationship. Keep your financial values as first and look back to them whenever you make a decision with your priorities. Most important, take each other’s feelings into consideration.

Work on the budget together.

Practice to not be financial nerds and don’t keep the money details all to yourself. When you don’t have a plan, you’re going to be depressed and that takes all the fun. And if you’re the smothered partner, don’t just nod your head all the time.

You have to vote yes or no in the situation of budget meetings in your relationship.  In that case, giving feedback, comments, and encouragement will adjust your budget each month as things change.

Especially if you’re a married couple. The most common financial problem is after the childbirth. You will spend a lot of money on the diapers, baby clothes, breast pump and more. So for the preparations, work on the budget before the baby born.

Discuss with your spouse on how to manage your expense, start to save money earlier, prepare what to buy list for your baby and create a separate account.

Equality, are one of the most important things in a relationship.

“Nevertheless, it’s vital that both make an effort to contribute to the running of the house with peace”, says Dr. Berman. Get to know where each person does his or her fair share of housework, take charge of paying the bills, make a decision among needs and wants of both and make a fair contribution to the running of a home. When opinions differ, sit with that conflict rather than immediately trying to smooth things over.

The ultimate symbol of a financial union for many couples is a joint bank account. For example, it can be used for taking shared responsibility for monthly expenses or establishing joint savings goals.

One of the main advantages of this way is that there’s a smaller chance of confronting financial issues. Because both of you can see the money flow in and out on that account. Somehow, this technique doesn’t mean it’s a practice that works for all couples.

Conclusion

Finally, we can’t deny that manage money issues in a relationship is challenging. But a financial crisis doesn’t mean you should live your life without enjoyments. Communicate respectfully and honestly with your partner.

And if your relationship is healthy, you have every chance of reaching accommodate on each other’s values and beliefs. Manage your differences by starting these steps and make a healthy living life.

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The Key To Strengthen Your Relationship is Respect

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Solely love will ensure you a passionate relationship but it does not assure you a healthy and long term relationship. Besides, to love each other dearly, you need to have a strong basis that will become a baseline in your relationship, which is one of them is respect.

Respect come along with admiration and honor which showed for someone who you think they have good qualities as well as important. It is earned and not given. How crucial respects in your relationship?

Absolutely important, even love should not be the reason to tolerate disrespect. Girls need to know what’s their partner desire in relationships. Here are some tips on how to respect your partner.

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  • Accept who they are

You need to accept the fact that you are living with a ‘stranger’. It means that your partner coming from a different background, family, education or culture. So they have their own style, behavior, and preference that might be totally different from yours.

Instead of arguing over a toothpaste that needs to be squeezed from the bottom or middle, you need to be mentally prepared for the differences between you and your partner and discuss it to achieve an agreement from both parties.

  • Be considerate and tolerate

Lower your ego and find a solution towards every problem in your relationship. It doesn’t matter who is right or wrong or who’s always right or wrong, the most important thing is that you and your partner were happy with the solution.

If you love your ego and always want to win in an argument, your partner may be exhausted from it. Consider your partner feeling, idea or decision, do not let your desire dominate everything.

  • Don’t compare

The comparison can lead to the bitterness of relationship and loss of respect towards your partner. For instance, if you’re a woman with a nice job and financially stable, you tend to think that you are more powerful, brilliant and capable compare to your partner.

As a result, you might feel that you didn’t respect him because you think you’re better than him. And you might think that you can make a better decision. The fact is, no matter how great you are, it’s better to ask your partner opinions.

  • Do not make any decision by yourself

No matter a big or small decision you’re going to make, if it involves your partner, do ask them. A relationship needs teamwork. This is because you might miss something about your loved one.

As an example, you want to buy a cat but your partner allergic to it, or you prefer a cup of coffee for breakfast but your partner like heavy meals due to many workloads. These petty things if accumulating might end up to quarrel.

  • Be careful with your words and irritate tones

There is one quote state that “Harsh words can hurt a person more than physical pain”. Although it’s just a word, it may remain scar towards someone more than you think. Therefore, be careful of what you’re going to say despite how angry you are.

Hurtful words may be forgiven but not forgotten. Control your tones and use gentle words to express your dissatisfaction, it shows that you still respect them. It is also easier for them to accept what you are saying. Just taste your own words first before you spit them out.

Good communication skill plays an important role in this situation. If you have a bad experience with your communication and irritate tones, you may need to learn how to improve your communication skill in a relationship.

  • Give your full attention

People like to have attention as they feel needed and important. Whenever your partner tells you about how bad their day, try to give attention and be a good listener. Always try to respond towards their request, desire, as well as their need in a timely fashion.

The Science Behind a Happy Relationship – Infographic

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Everyone dreams a healthy and happy relationship. But in order to achieve that dream, it requires more than love. A happy relationship is challenging, confusing, but at the same time, it’s rewarding and exhilarating.

After a few years of being together, you must be sure something has changed. Did things stay hot in the bedroom? When is the last time you’re going to date with your partner? Did you rarely talk to your partner nowadays?

Almost every couples face the same problem. There’s no clear answer to this problem. But when it’s come to marriage and relationship satisfaction, sciences do has some interesting things to offer. Thanks to our friends at Happify, they make a beautiful infographic about The science behind a happy relationship.

Here some important point the scientist found out about people in a happy relationship:

  • A happy couple talks more. They spend more than 5 hours per week being together and talking.
  • They show appreciation to each other for something big and small. And they do something nice for their partner
  • They find time for intimacy. The happiest couples have sex at least once a week. According to the research, having sex once a week makes people 44% more likely to have a positive feeling.
  • A happy couple loves experiences new things together. By doing this they feeling more loving and supportive towards one another, and more satisfied with their marriage.
  • A happy marriage is worth an additional $105,000 a year in term of life satisfaction.
  • A happy couple shows enthusiasm and celebrates their partner GOOD news.

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5 Secrets To Keep Your Man Happy In A Relationship

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It’s not an easy task to always keep your man happy in a relationship. Many times we feel like our partner mind is full of mystery. Sometimes we just don’t know what they’re thinking and feel affected by their action.

How to keep your man happy in a relationship?

Luckily, if your partner is a guy, then keep him happy is a lot simpler than you might think. You just need to pay close attention to his needs and know when to give him space. For most of part, men have a few essential needs in a relationship, if you know how to fill that need, it easy for you to keep him happy.

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What most important is, are you feeling happy while you’re pleasing your man? If yes, you can follow the tips below. Because, if you’ve got a good man to love, he deserves to be happy being in a relationship with you.

1- Make ‘him’ happy sexually

Sex is always number #1 in their mind (for most of the guys), trust me! Out of many ways to keep your man happy, this one can easily give you the most mileage. In fact, most of them will be perfectly happy if you just do this and ignore the rest! ;P

You can get an extra point if you find a way to make your sex life more interesting, adventurous and bold. Don’t afraid to try something new and add variety. As an example, you can try new sexual positions or learn how to talk dirty to your man. There’s a lot of things that you can try together as long as you feel comfortable doing it.

Take note, not everything you try will feel great. But be open with the process. Try switching around until you get your favorite position or something that can make it more exciting.

Another idea that you can try is hooking up in a new place. Moving around your home or apartment by exploring every nook and cranny with your bodies also was a good idea. Other than that, it could be outside of your home, whether you check in into the hotel or find a deserted and romantic location to have fun with your man.

secrets to a happy marriage from man's perspectiveOne of the favorite things that I personally like is my wife being bold. Let your man know what you want and when you like it, this definitely can make them feel excited.

While he was working, try to send a sexy text message saying that you’re waiting for him to coming back home with sexy lingerie, and maybe snap some pictures. He will rush back home!

The most important part is, your man wants you to be into it. He wants you naturally want it as bad as him. Show enthusiasm overly and he will more than happy to serve you!

2- Make ‘him’ happy emotionally

Just like women, men also can be a moody creature (some of them may have a period mood, seriously). If you want to make your man happy emotionally you need to pay attention to his needs, get to know to his moods, and take action based on it.

The more time you spend with your partner, the better you’ll get to know about his mood and how to react with the situation. Learn how to read his face, it will show you when he’s upset and wants to be comforted and be open with you.

Or if he’s feeling upset, annoy after getting back from work, just take it easy with him. It’s not the right time to have a “serious talk” with your man, you can wait until he’s in a good mood to continue with your discussion. Because it’s not a wise decision to bring up a serious subject when he’s stressed, you will not get a result that you wanted.

Instead, if you have something important to discuss, pick a reasonable time and place where both of you can focus on the conversation. Keep your voice calm during the conversation, even if you disagree with his point of view.

Remember to have fun with your partner. Plan something that you can laugh together, maybe you can go watch a goofy movie, hanging out at the mall, or taking an impromptu trip to a small theme park. Try to have an amazing time with your man without trying so hard.

3- Know when to leave him alone

Don’t be too clingy, learn how to be there for him when he needs you and how to back off when he needs some space. Being clingy mean that you want to hang out with him 24/7, checking in every minute to ask him where he’s going, what he doing, or who is he talk to.

It’s true spending time together as a couple is important, but you can’t always stay together. You need to spend some time apart. That’s why we always talk about spending quality time together, it’s about quality, not quantity.

Let’s him take some time off to hang out with their buddies, watching their favorite football game, or spend time with their hobbies. Respect that, try not to be offended by their “me time” request.

You also can be proactive about this by offering them their space, it could be even better because he will feel less guilty to ask for it. This is the good way to keep him happy in a genuine way. Sometime they will be happy by just being alone, and that’s totally fine.

4- Appreciate him and what he does

Appreciate him the way he is, appreciate what he does to you, your family and your future. If your partner works outside from home, let him know that you appreciate what he does.

secrets for a happy and loving relationshipBecause even if he does love his job, there’s always a day when he thinks about quitting his job, yelling at his boss or take a few days off. But he doesn’t do it, why? Because maybe part of the reason he didn’t do that was because of you.

Maybe he working an extra hour just to make sure you and your kid get enough food and have a comfortable place to stay. He even settles all the utility bills. What you should do as a partner, at least you need to recognize their effort.

If your partner working from home with kids, he’s also sacrificing for your family. As much as he loves being at home with the kids, he also needs his own “me time”, he wants to spend his time to do anything that he wanted. But he didn’t do it, it all because of his family.

We all know, it’s not easy. Tell him that you know how hard it can be to do that. Tell him that you appreciate everything he does and you see his commitment. Remember, when you’re in a relationship, never argue over money. It does not matter whether it’s your money or his money, it about acknowledging something that people usually takes for granted.

5- Support him

Men do not open up as easily as women do. So don’t expect a deep pillow talk conversation with your man, even though he’s going through a rough phase in life. Support him, tell him something as simple as he’s doing a good job or prepared his favorite meal after a long day is good enough to make him feel cared for.

Understand your partner personal goals. Even he does not openly state them to you, pay attention to his comment or his action. It maybe reflects his desire for his dream for his life and your family. Give him plenty of support for him to pursue his goals.

Behind every successful man, there is a strong woman.

Support his works by offering positivity and word of encouragement can instantly boost his self-esteem because he knows that someone is proud of him and has his back. You also can show him how supportive you’re by admiring and respecting him in front of his/your friends and family members.

Basically, there’s no magic formula to keep your man happy. At the end of the day, it really depends on both of you. You can try to follow these tips to keep your relationship healthy and make your partner happy. But, if you still have a problem despite all the effort you put in, it could be a deeper problem lurking underneath.