We’ve all done things that we regret in past relationships. Those past mistakes are lessons to learn from, and not to repeat. Here are a few regrettable actions that you should clear of in your current, or next, relationship:
Not being honest with your partner is going to drag your relationship to its downfall. Honesty is a major key to the success of a relationship. Even if it will hurt them, your partner will be appreciative of the truth. The heavy burden of lying to someone you care about may also affect your health. Instead of lying, just be honest, even if the truth is ugly.
You should never be forced to compromise yourself for the satisfaction of your significant other. They should be accepting of you as a whole, not just your traits that they prefer. Put your foot down and show them the real you, and if they don’t appreciate it than find someone else who will. Make sure your next partner is accepting of both your flaws and assets.
Being too clingy
No one likes to be with a person that’s too attached to them. Calling your partner twenty times in one day just to see what they’re doing is not okay. Put your phone down and occupy your time with something more productive. Respect their boundaries the same way you expect them to respect yours.
Without communicating with your significant other, they won’t know what’s on your mind. If you’re acting distant to them without saying why, they will assume that they’re the problem. This can cause resentment to build within the relationship, and the foundation of it can start to break down. If something’s on your mind, talk to them about it. Your partner is there to listen and help you in the best way they can.
Remember yelling at your last partner for eating your leftover Chinese food? Sometimes we overreact over little things when we have a hard day. It’s also easy to flip out on someone who you know will forgive you, until they stop forgiving you. Try some relaxation techniques to help you conquer your stress so you don’t act out as much on your next partner.
Leaving things unsaid
One of the hardest parts of ending a relationship is harping on all the things you never got to tell your partner. You feel like you didn’t get to fully express how much you love them, or the little things about them that you admired. You wish you got to express those thoughts out, but now it’s too late. Don’t let that feeling happen to you again, and make sure you tell your next partner how you really feel about them and what makes them so special to you.