A good girlfriend (or boyfriend) is one who is mindful of their actions and respectful of their partner’s feelings. These are the building blocks of a healthy relationship. Are you a good girlfriend or boyfriend? Here are some easy ways to be a better one.
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- 1. Appreciate your partner for the little things they do
- 2. Never ignore her/his calls or texts
- 3. Avoid getting jealous
- 4. Encourage him to make new friends
- 5. Avoid calling or texting all the time
- 6. Do not make fun of his choices
- 7. Do not make accusations
- 8. Do not give him attitude
- 9. Never spy on them
- 10. Do not make him feel guilty
- 11. Never talk him down in front of others
- 12. Be yourself
- 13. Have a good relationship with yourself
1. Appreciate your partner for the little things they do
If your partner does something nice for you, say Thank You. This will show her/him that you are aware of things they do for you and are grateful for it.
2. Never ignore her/his calls or texts
Even if you do not feel like talking, get back as soon as you can.Take the time to listen to him. Find out what is bothering him.
3. Avoid getting jealous
Jealousy is petty and it can suffocate your relationship. Give your partner a little freedom from time to time. Encourage him to form healthy friendships. Do not get upset if your partner wishes to spend time with friends or family.
4. Encourage him to make new friends
A good girlfriend (or boyfriend) will always uplift and encourage her/his partner to do better. So encourage him to learn new things, meet people and join clubs or groups where he can better himself and be his best version. He will surely appreciate you for this freedom.
5. Avoid calling or texting all the time
This is the easiest way you will end up pushing your partner away. Do not stalk your partner. It is important to give him some space. Avoid calling or texting or driving by his place all the time. Get a life and let him have a life of his own too.
6. Do not make fun of his choices
Remember you are also one of his choices. So avoid criticizing him. If you do not like his taste in clothes, music or other areas, suggest some changes but try not to be pushy. Most importantly: do not laugh or poke fun at him as that is a surefire way of driving him away.
7. Do not make accusations
Never accuse or point your finger at your partner until you have heard his side of the story. Are you sure he has cheated on you? Only if you are a 100% sure, then bring up the topic. Never ever tell him that he is the reason for your bad mood, when he is not.
8. Do not give him attitude
Try not to be a drama queen or snap at him or say hurtful things to him which you will regret later. Avoid taking out your frustration on him. Never ever throw things around him, hit walls or drive dangerously. These are just things that one does to gain attention and it is wrong as it shows you as an insecure person.
9. Never spy on them
And that means not reading their texts or emails or following them. Doing so is a major lack of trust. Speak to him about things important to you. Most importantly, be honest so he will be honest too.
10. Do not make him feel guilty
This is especially the case when he has no control over the situation. Appreciate things he has done even if you do not like them particularly when you know he has tried his best.
11. Never talk him down in front of others
That is the worst thing you can do as a girlfriend! Never say things you know will hurt him, especially when there are others around.
12. Be yourself
Being in love does not mean you lose your identity. Never feel the need that you have to impress him all the time. Doing so will only lead you to do things that are unnecessary and that you do not even like. Just be yourself and that is very likely what he loves about you.
13. Have a good relationship with yourself
Love yourself first-it is the best way you can love others unconditionally. A person who loves him/herself is confident and has a great self esteem, which reflects in her/his overall personality. On the other hand, a person having a poor relationship with self comes across as insecure and needy. Loving yourself first is the easiest way for you to be the best girlfriend.
Follow these 13 relationship rules and see the difference!