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Relationship Advice: Follow It Toward Happiness

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General Relationship Advice

Every relationship is different, unique and special. And so are the dilemmas that accompany them. Obviously, without knowing your specific relationship problem, we can only give general relationship advice. But there's lots of relationship advice that can help you prevent most serious issues.

The first "rule of thumb" is to treat your significant other the way you'd want to be treated. Sounds like obviousadvice on relationships? Sure, but not everyone knows it. Inevitably, there are times in every relationship where you have the chance to do something that in your heart of hearts you know will look questionable to your boyfriend or girlfriend, or at the very least, look suspicious on the surface. Even if you know you aren't doing anything wrong, this little nagging voice in your head is telling you that the other person may not appreciate it. At this point, you have two options: Be open and honest or lie.

If you're open and honest, and you know you aren't going to do anything you shouldn't, you might actually get brownie points for telling the truth. That's the sort of relationship counseling you could really benefit fro, right? Not only that, but it helps to build trust, which is the foundation of any solid relationship. If you lie to avoid a possible conflict, you might be setting yourself up to get accused of doing something you didn't do, just because you chose to lie. That can actually damage trust.

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Another good piece of relationship advice is to hold your temper. Choose your battles. Guaranteed, your significant other will have habits that annoy you to no end. But remember--you probably have habits that annoy him or her too. Do you really want to do battle royal over how the toothpaste tube should be squeezed or how the towels should be folded? Save confrontations for important things. Don't sweat the small stuff. But if it really starts to be more than you can handle, be nice about it. Be sweet and maybe even kind of playful. Being angry and confrontational causes the other person to be defensive, and that just leads to more problems.

And speaking of confrontations, our final piece of relationship advice is to try not to be confrontational. If you have a serious issue that needs to be discussed, start out by saying, "I really, really don't want to have a fight, but something's bugging me so I think we should talk about it." Use a calm tone of voice and try to stay rational. It's not the easiest thing to do, but it is a lot better than fighting.

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