The closer a person is to us, the more we assume we can dump everything that goes wrong in life on them. There are expectations for them to clean up the mess.
It’s important to keep these next 9 points in mind:
1. Talk about the expectations you have around the relationship.
Feel each other out in the beginning, but then you need to discuss the hopes and beliefs you have regarding your relationship.
2. Have the difficult conversations about money and sex.
Talking about the hopes and dreams you have around money and sex is vital, even if it makes you feel vulnerable. This will take out the guessing and secrets, of what can later become a festering wound.
3. Build on trust and don’t do anything you don’t want to be done to you.
Keep your word. If you have a problem, talk about it. Partners can’t read minds.