Don’t be a people pleaser.
Many women mistakenly believe that if they please other people, then they will automatically love them. This couldn’t be farther from the truth!
A lot of people will take advantage of you if you give too much of yourself. Instead, strive for a healthy balance of being self-less and selfish.
Please your partner, but also make sure they please you too. Relationships are a two-way street.
Speak your mind.
When I say “speak your mind,” I mean doing it gently and calmly. Don’t suppress your negative (or positive) emotions. Let them out.
Talk to your partner about any problems you are having. Try to see yourself as a team and solve the problems together. You deserve respect and to have your voice heard.
Don’t avoid problems.
No one really likes conflict. Well, maybe there are some people who do, but generally speaking, most people don’t.
So, what happens a lot of the time is they go into avoidance mode. This does not work.
If you avoid problems for years upon years, well, they are going to pile up. And then one day you’ll wake up 25 years later and never be able to sort through them all because they’ve been accumulating too long.