The 3 Stages of Relationships and How to Survive

TIPS TO KEEP THE LOVE ALIVE

Maintaining relationships are a challenge. Coming to the rescue is The List’s Holly Morgan. She’s helping save you from relationship sabotage, on the Lowdown.

  1. Pre-Relationship

Before you get into a relationship it’s important to not self-sabotage by comparing your life to others on social media. Instead focus on yourself. Your accomplishments, what you’ve learned during the year, short term and long term goals. This is important because if you have your eye on someone they should like you for who you are! Not for the person you want to be from social media or other influences.

 

  1. Going Steady

This is the part of your relationship were you get more comfortable and complacent. Maybe you’re not doing the things that used to make you happy as much. Such as working out or eating well. It’s important to keep up those good habits and activities that made you attractive to your partner in the first place.

 

  1. Long-Term Relationships

This is the stage were you’ve been together a long time. You may start annoying your partner with habits like leaving the toilet seat up, leaving the tooth paste cap off the tube or even using the bathroom without closing the door! These habits extend past the bathroom and can run the gambit to other pet peeve type things. It’s important during this stage to do what makes your partner happy. Even if it’s something you don’t like to do, your partner will recognize it and appreciate that you’re doing something to make them happy. Weather it’s doing the laundry quicker, putting it away, dishes, whatever it is… Make sure they always know you care, because those little pet peeve’s can add up to resentment.

 

Special Thanks to Shoshana Hanson for her contribution towards this segment!

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