The unspoken rules of relationships


These include things like ‘don’t cheat’, or ‘don’t harm your partner in any way’, and then there’re unspoken rules, which were never set by anyone but you know they exist. Here they are:

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Good morning and good night texts are mandatory

If you fail to send any of these, then make it up with the other later in the day. These say to your partner ‘You’re constantly in my mind and I care for you’.

Compliments to the opposite gender should be limited

Jealousy is a big factor in many fights. You don’t want to put your partner off by over doing it with the compliments. Keep them at a minimum like ‘he looks healthy’, or ‘his shirt is nice’.

Have consistency in communication

If you’re used to talking three times a day then both of you need to work at maintaining that frequency. Most couples tend to believe that a decline in communication means the other one has lost interest, and that’s not the case. Couples become lazy hence a decline in communication.

Anniversary dates aren’t to be forgotten

Anniversaries are milestones and regardless of how small they are, they need to be celebrated. Forgetting an anniversary is the same as forgetting your partner’s birthday.

You work on a give and take basis

Expecting your partner to compromise on things that you aren’t willing to compromise on is a recipe for disaster. If you’re willing to change your schedule for him then he should also be able to, without thinking twice.

Quality time is a must

If it means you setting a date every week dedicated to catching and regrouping then so be it, regardless, your quality time shouldn’t be compromised in anyway.

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