Being in a relationship comes with a lot, like not only caring about yourself but also caring about someone else which can often lead to problems. With that being said, I feel that it’s only right that I share with you these things you should and should not do when you’re having problems in your relationship.
RULE #1: DO NOT TAKE YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO SOCIAL MEDIA!
Everyone doesn’t need to know every time you and your significant other get into it because well, it’s none of their business. If you handle disagreements by sharing your frustrations with the world, you’ll get nowhere in your relationship, boo. The consequences will give you nothing but a union full of toxic energy and a bunch of negative comments from your peers on your TL.
RULE #2: DO GO AND TALK TO SOMEONE YOU ARE CLOSE TO.
When I say this, I don’t mean go talk to someone who can’t relate to your situation or someone you can’t trust. If you know someone that has NEVER been in a relationship before, I advise you to not go and ask them for advice. They have no experience to tell you what it is and what it ain’t. Talking to someone who’s stacked some real life lessons will give you a better idea of how to resolve your own issues.
RULE #3: DO TALK TO YOUR PARTNER!
If your partner pissed you off and you guys just had a huge blowout, talking to them immediately might not be a good idea. Instead, take some time to get your thoughts together, catch your breath and then talk. One thing you don’t want to do is tell your partner, “I’m fine” because nine times out of ten you know that you are not “fine.” In order to have a growing relationship, communication is key, so talk it out instead of leaving things unsettled.
RULE #4 WALK AWAY!
Depending on the situation, if you feel like the relationship is too toxic and that it’s not doing anything but bringing you down, walk away, boo. No one is worth your time or energy if they aren’t doing anything but constantly stressing you out. Move on and do you.
By Trinity Bishop, Sophomore, Southern Illinois University
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