Relationships are going to take work if they are only a few months long or have been going on for decades. Consistently working on your relationship is imperative as true relationships take work. Bottling up problems will only make these worse and can create feelings of resentment.
You need to communicate clearly and not sweep any of your feelings under the rug. The last thing you want is to have explosive fights due to not solving any issues that bother you on a day to day basis. Communication can allow you to get through those small issues that can compound into larger issues. Communication is one of the top priorities of many marriage counselors as some do not know how to communicate in a non-aggressive manner.
Time to Yourself/Space
People that are living in smaller homes during lockdown understand the importance of being alone or with friends from time to time. You shouldn’t spend every single minute of the day with your significant other. This can lead to you getting on each other’s nerves and you should value other relationships in your life. Modern sheds can provide privacy for one party or another. This could act as a workshop or somewhere you can get away and curl up with a book. Avoid relationships where your partner tries to isolate you from family and friends as this can be a form of abuse.
See a Professional If Necessary
Seeing a professional counselor about your relationship should only be done if it is worth saving. If you have been dating for a few weeks and you are not compatible with them, end the relationship instead of dragging things out. You might find a therapist wants you to change as they think your relationship is more important to you than it really is. Marriage counseling can save a marriage if both people are willing to listen and to make modifications in their behaviors.
There are relationships that are too broken to fix due to abuse and infidelity. Sitting around unhappy in a relationship that you know ultiimately will end is a waste of time. Feelings will only intensify when you do this which will make the breakup more difficult on both parties.
Compromise is Essential
The last thing you want to do is ruin a great relationship due to always having to be right. Compromise is a part of all successful marriages due to both spouses needing to be appeased at times. Lack of compromise can indicate deeper issues like a lack of respect for a partner. There is a difference between being right in a situation versus being happy in your relationship. Compromise is likely going to come up when deciding to get something to eat as couples rarely agree on the first suggestion.
There are going to be ups and downs in every relationship which is something you have to acknowledge. Use the tips above in order to allow your relationship to thrive asnd become stronger.