Relationships involve compromise, but there are some key compromises that should not be made in any relationship. The first is hiding one’s personality. This could include their beliefs, friends, or opinions. The next is to allow oneself to be disrespected. Finally, one should not compromise on their sexuality or sexual needs. Instead of making these compromises, partners should communicate with each other about their wants and needs. They should also be tolerant of their partner’s desires.
- Instead of hiding key aspects of who you are to your partner, gradually introduce these aspect instead.
- Do not tolerate disrespect from your partner and instead establish ground rules regarding conflict for the both of you.
- Speak to your partner about what satisfies or excites you during sex to improve your sex life.
“One of the biggest predictors of relationship dissatisfaction and longevity is if your partner regards you with contempt (or you them) during arguments or disagreements.”