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The key to any relationship is communication. It’s crucial that there are strong lines of communication in any kind of relationship, especially romantic ones. One good step forward towards improving a relationship is actually taking the initiative to discuss some vital topics.
The first one of these important topics is finances. You want to be on the same page as one another when it comes to money. This means discussing investment decisions, what sort of money is coming in and what’s going out. Money today is still a touchy subject that not many want to talk about, but if you don’t it will cause a major rift in the relationship. For a lot of couples, they break up or divorce because of poor finances. So talk about them, put together a budget and allow you and your partner to freely discuss these things.
The second topic is trust. It’s a bit of a weird issue since you are meant to trust one another, but a lot of couples oddly don’t discuss their stance on trust. A lot of people typically wait until their circle of trust is broken to actually bring it up. If you discuss it in advance, you’ll know already where your stance is on things that would break a person trust.
The third is intimacy. It’s another tough subject since it can cause people to feel uneasy, or blush from embarrassment when they talk about sex and intimacy. That being said, if you are in that state it’s clear there is a deeper issue at work and it should be addressed as couples shouldn’t be afraid of talking to one another about sex. You want to be completely honest in this situation and the same goes for your partner. That way no one is left in the dark.
Fourth comes feelings. You want to be open with how you are feeling from day to day. Your partner is there to help you and bottling up emotions can cause problems later on down the road. Like a bottle building up the pressure, it’ll eventually break open and your emotions will explode creating a lot of aggression and anxiety for you. That alone can ruin any kind of relationship. So make sure you are clear with what you are saying, even if you are afraid of the outcome. Remember getting things off of your chest is nine out of ten a good thing to do and the outcome is better than what you might be thinking.
Last on the list is past relationships. We get it, everyone wishes they were the only person that the other has been with. But research shows that the average woman in her lifetime has kissed 15 men, been in two long-term relationships and suffered heartbreak twice before meeting ‘The One’. For men, they are more likely to have ten sexual partners in their lifetime while women are seven. In the end, it’s important to being open about the past relationships that you’ve had as it gives people the opportunity now before they invest further feelings and time into the relationship. Some ways you can go about this particular subject have a Q and A. It gives one another the opportunity to ask the questions they deem worthwhile. The discussion of these past relationships is good as it removes the potential surprises and future arguments revolving around this subject.
By dedicating time to discussing these topics, you can better understand your partner but also keep things together. In many cases, it’s the little things that are left unanswered that chip away at relationships. By discussing these small, yet very important topics, you remove the potential arguments that could happen if you avoided these topics.