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Relationships are hard and maintaining one today is quite tricky. But is this the case? Well, it's not relationships that are hard. Instead, it’s the people in love that make it difficult. In a relationship, both parties are responsible for keeping the relationship working. However, women form the core of a relationship and how they act matters a lot.

So, what should you do as a woman to keep your relationship alive? Apart from knowing how to approach men, you need to know how to conduct yourself so that you don’t end up putting yourself down for your partner.

Here are some of the top 7 relationship advice that women should keep in mind to enjoy a fruitful relationship.


Love Yourself


Self-love is one of the most crucial aspects of a relationship. Everything begins with you, and you ought to know yourself, to be yourself, and to love yourself. It is unrealistic to expect someone else to fill the gaps in your life where there is a lack of self-love and self-understanding.


Loving yourself means believing in yourself and what you are capable of but not what other people think about you. It allows you to master ways of dealing with your weaknesses and responding to bad things that life will throw at you. By loving yourself, you will be able to lead a graceful and peaceful love life.


Prioritize Emotional Compatibility Not Physical Attraction


Most of us want a man that we are physically attracted to and often ignore other important factors. While physical attraction is vital, it should not be the sole reason for choosing to commit to a man. Emotional compatibility matters more, and you should go for someone that you can rhyme with based on this aspect. Let physical attraction be a bonus. A man may look good in the outwards but is immature emotionally. Physical attraction is fun, and it will make you happy for some time. When looking for someone who you wish to commit to for a long time, mastering how to create an emotional connection is crucial.


Try to Be Independent


Most relationships experience tragedy and fail due to a lack of independence by the partners, which is why you need to be independent as a woman. Try to be independent physically, spiritually, financially, and emotionally. Being independent financially is important. From maintaining your finances to filing tax returns, you should be able to manage it all. But if you are not conversant with analytical procedures like filing tax returns, then it could get hectic for you. 


However, independence doesn’t mean never allow your partner to do anything for you. Independence implies being in a position to take care of your needs without help. When you are independent, you enjoy the freedom of making a better choice that improves the quality of your life. Independence also nurtures self-esteem and self-worth, making it easy for you to walk away if you find yourself in an abusive or unpleasant situation. Besides, some partners like confident and independent women because they look secure.


Invest in Communication


It is vital to ensure there is clear communication between you and your better half. Don’t expect your boyfriend or husband to be able to read your mind when you are upset. Communicate when you want to clarify or inquire about something. If you have something important in your mind, make it known. Communication eliminates any misunderstandings that may exist. Moreover, it helps to reduce stress and mistrust. Effective communication builds honesty and trust that enhances openness between partners. A recent study reports that when couples are communicating, they improve trust, commitment, and intimacy.


Do Not Settle For Less


Settling implies that you are willing to accept less than what you deserve. Women, at times, avoid being bold in relationships due to fear of a break-up. Don’t be the person that goes to bed crying because of a man. You are unique and a precious gift; therefore, love yourself by not settling for less. You deserve the best and should go for it.

For example, some women put up with a man who does not call, send a message, or check upon them. Such situations can become worse in marriage because you will be settling for something that you are not comfortable within the first place. It is better to be alone than to settle for less. Don’t do what most women do- settling after going through several breakups without solving the problem. If you feel that you are not getting what you deserve, then you should know how to ask for it or when to leave the relationship when it is no longer worthwhile.


Do Not Hold On To Grudges


In a relationship, knowing when to let some things go is essential. We tend to focus much on petty things. For instance, bringing minor issues that your partner did 5 years ago whenever you two are arguing won't help. But this doesn’t mean that you have to tolerate things you should not. Instead, learn to let minor past mistakes go because they do not matter, especially after discussing them.


Do Not Chase A Man

When you chase a man, you appear as being needy, and this can push them further away. You can use other ways to show a man that you like them, but chasing them is an overboard decision. If a feeling is not mutual, then move on. For instance, you might find yourself often calling a guy that you like, but they don’t think about calling or texting you. You want to visit them or ask them out for cocktails or coffee, but they turn your offer down. All these are signs of lack of interest. Don’t waste your energy and time convincing someone to be with you. Move on and find the right person that likes you back equally.


Conclusion


Whether you are dating, married, or looking for a new love, the above relationship advice will come in handy. As a woman, never forget that the success of your commitment also depends on you. Therefore, learn to love yourself, avoid emotional outbursts, maintain a clear line of communication, and never settle for less. By following the above advice, you will achieve a healthy and happy relationship.


Article byEmma Gill