Are you struggling to navigate the life of a new relationship? Or perhaps you are worried about neglecting other areas of your life? This article will focus on the importance of creating space in your relationship. These are some top tips if you are just starting out your new relationship from Go Marry.
Don’t Neglect Your Friends
When you meet someone new, the first thing that happens if you want to spend all your time with them. That’s great but don’t neglect the people who have always been there for you, through your breakups and heartbreak. Your friends are the best judge of your new partner. They will always be exceptionally overprotective and they won’t allow you to be with someone who isn’t good for you.
Make sure to carve time out to spend with your friends; occasionally consider bringing along your new partner to hang out with them. You’ll find yourself living in harmony if your friends become friends of your partner.
You will also quickly find out whether they think he/she is a keeper. Check out this article on Love, Lust, and Infatuation to figure out how important your new partner is.
Not Everyone Likes the Same Things
So, you hang out with your significant other most of the time and they have become your best friend. That’s great, but you don’t always have to do the same things. Relationships are about compromise but not compromising when you miss out on something you enjoy.
Let’s say your partner doesn’t like going to the cinema but you are itching to go to the movies when a new blockbuster is out. That’s okay, you don’t have to do all the activities together. Maybe they can go and watch the football with their mates while you go and enjoy a new film with your sister and eat a shed load of popcorn.
My best friend is a marathon runner. She runs most days and absolutely loves it. However, she doesn’t want to share this activity with anyone. This is her thing that she likes to do on her own. It is the perfect thinking time. That is okay – you don’t have to share everything. Sometimes, being honest about how you feel is the most important thing you can do in a relationship.
Find Activities You Do Want to Share
So, you have compromised on some things that you do separately, great. But it is also important to find the right balance. You don’t want to end up just co-existing. You want to make memories together that you can cherish. Agree with some activities that you do together – maybe you go to the gym together or maybe you play badminton on a Wednesday night? These are things you couldn’t imagine doing without each other. Maybe, on a Friday evening, you always go down to the pub together and hash out your working week. Lovely. Find something you both enjoy, this time it isn’t about compromise, it’s about mutual enjoyment.