How to Be Independent in a Relationship?

793 WordsJul 17, 20184 Pages
Often, if you look around, you will find that most people give utmost importance to their partners. Surely, it is a good sign, until you reach the state wherein you constantly think about ways to keep him//her happy. So what does it take to be independent in a relationship, without jeopardizing your own happiness? Well, for most, the idea of an independent relationship relates to be able to go out with pals, relaxing on a Sunday morning and having some sort of command over the remote when watching television with the partner. The List of Do’s To be independent in a relationship, certain things must be observed with care. The following points may be useful to you: • Create Your Own Space: Sometimes it is very easy to lose yourself in a…show more content…
Identify the things that you do not want to sacrifice for your lover and make short/ long term plans without him/her. • Don’t Keep A Constant Check: Pledging to be independent, while chatting with your partner over the phone every 5 minutes does not count. You need to disconnect with your partner to pursue your own interests like reading a book or exercising in order to maintain the person you are. • Try Out New Things: When your partner wants to introduce something new to you, embrace the opportunity. Give it a try and if you don’t like it, don’t be afraid to express your aversion. • Right or Wrong: If you feel that your partner does not appreciate the best version of you, it’s time you seriously thought about your relationship. If you are made for him and vice versa, the relationship will feel right and you will be able to realize your full potential. The “Do Not Try” List Relationships are tricky and very difficult to maintain for long without major friction due to minor issues. Surely this may force you to contemplate on “how to be more independent in a relationship”? Here is a list of things you must avoid, if you want to be independent in a relationship: • Don’t Be Depended: It feels nice when your partner steps in to comfort you during times of anxiety and pressure. It may seem to be the right thing to do, when the whole world turns against you. But is it worth it? Fight
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