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7. Not Letting Go Of The Past
When you’re in a relationship, that becomes your love life, blocking out anything from the past and anything you can think of in the future.
I’ve seen too many relationships crumble because one person couldn’t stop thinking about their past (and the people in it), and it took too much of a toll on the relationship and on their partner.
We’ve all gone through bad times in past relationships, and everyone carries scars inside them. The important thing to remember is that those times are gone – you’re done with them and with someone who won’t hurt you – and that you need to concentrate on making that relationship the best it can be.
That means appreciating and loving your partner without taking out the troubles of your past on them. If you can let go of the past, your relationship is headed towards a much stronger future.
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8. Instead Of Forgiving Them, Trying To Get Even
Everyone makes mistakes in relationships – bar none. No matter who you are, at some point you’re going to slip up and hurt your partner’s feelings.
When you do, do you want them to hold it over your head? Make you beg for forgiveness? Try to get even with you over it?
No, you want them to forgive you.
Every relationship is going to have its fair share of turbulent and troubled times, and if both partners aren’t mature enough to forgive and forget mistakes that get made, even the smallest mistake has the potential of undermining and destroying a relationship from within.
The best way to forgive your partner is to assume their intentions were good – and forgive them based on that. When you do that, they’ll start doing the same for you, and your relationship will last and last and last.
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