If you are or have ever been in a relationship, you likely have heard some stereotypical “rules.” There’s a ton of them and it seems as though everyone has their own opinion. So which rules should you actually listen to? To make things easier, therapists shared with the “Huffington Post,” some “rules” you can totally ignore.
- Don’t go to bed angry. Sometimes a good night’s sleep and a clear head can help you better express your feelings.
- Don’t date someone with baggage. Everyone has some form of emotional baggage.
- Household responsibilities need to be split 50/50. This can lead to scorekeeping, which can lead to resentment. Decide on who does what based on individual strengths and interests.
- The relationship is over if someone cheats. If both partners are willing and committed to work through it, a relationship can be repaired.
- If you love someone, you always put their needs first. You can say “no” sometimes and you shouldn’t entirely forget about your needs.
- Pick your battles. You can discuss every important issue, just remember a lot of it is how you say it rather than what you say.
- You have to be into the same things. Differences can be beneficial. Plus having your own things give you healthy independence.
- If your partner really loves you, they should be able to anticipate your needs. Seriously, no one can read your mind.
Source: Huffington Post