There are certain common sense rules that all good relationships must follow. For example, it is important to communicate your problems before the problem reaches an 11 on a 10-point scale
It is also essential that you develop at least a few similar interests to develop a well-rounded relationship.
That said, there are certain behaviors that may seem taboo at first glance, but can actually contribute to a happier relationship and even result in a higher quality of life. Here are six surprising strategies that can actually save your relationship.
Talking about past relationships should not be forbidden verboden
Exes shape who we are and even influence our future romantic relationships. As awkward as it may seem, there are times when it’s important to discuss lessons learned from past relationships.
It shows openness and honesty, and also shows that you have moved on. On the other hand, there is one thing that you absolutely must avoid: never compare your current partner with girls/guys you have dated in the past.
Above all, don’t judge them on their positive and negative qualities based on what you’ve experienced with others. They don’t need those constant reminders or evaluations.
Twin beds and even bedrooms can be key
Lovers sleeping separately is a growing trend. In fact, a 2017 survey found that a full quarter of married couples do this.
While there is a lot of societal pressure to share a bed and room based on the automatic assumption that couples who don’t must have romantic problems, research has shown that couples sleep better when alone.
Issues like rolling around, pulling up the covers and snoring loudly create a lot of resentment and lead to restless nights.
It should be noted that not much research has been done on how this affects the romantic side of the relationship. But if you plan things right, you can have the best of both worlds: much-needed intimacy and peaceful sleep.