When it comes to your romantic relationship you and your partner are free to make your own rules. Here are a few things to consider when making your relationship rules.
You Must Both Agree
You know what hasn’t worked for you in the past so make your relationship rules as a couple. The key is in finding a partner who is aligned with you. For example, if you want an open relationship and they don’t—it won’t work. When making your rules also consider if your rules are short or long-term.
No One Else Needs To Agree
When relationship rules fall outside of the status quo friends and family may not understand and are likely to have a lot of questions. Answer questions if you like but your relationship is about you and your partner. As long as you are physically and emotionally safe, it’s not for anyone else to weigh in on.
Keep The Dialog Open
It’s important to talk about problems as they arise but in addition to addressing things at the moment but you and your partner should also schedule relationship check-ins every 3 or 4 months to keep the dialog open. This is the time to discuss how you feel as an individual, as a couple, and what is and isn’t working for you.
Here’s to creating a relationship that works for you and your partner!