10 Things No One Needs To Know About Your Relationship
Nasrin Modak SiddiqiGuest Contributor
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Sometimes, we all love to brag a bit and then there are days when we just want to vent – social media is our easiest way out for these outpours. However, one must know that the key to a healthy relationships is to not expose it to the whole world (virtual included). Here’s a list of things you definitely shouldn't be discussing about your relationship!
1. Intimate details
What happens in the bedroom, should stay there. Never, ever, ever tell stories about your sexual adventures, or his likes and dislikes to your friends, no matter how close they are. Imagine how you would feel if he did the same?
2. All your fights
So you two have had a fight? Good. All couples do. Just don’t wash your dirty linen in public. It's a personal matter between you and your guy and the whole world does not need to weigh in on who was right and who was wrong.
3. Money Issues
It's important that your friends and family respect your partner, so if he’s had a few rough days and you’ve been paying his share or you've helped him financially – don’t go and let the world know about it. Unless, of course, if he is a habitual offender. In that case…run.
4. Personal problems
Don’t discuss his personal issues and insecurities with your friends. It’s called personal for a reason and he’s confided in you for a reason too. Don’t betray his trust by doing this.
5. Their past relationships
No one wants to know juicy details of your partner’s ex. Nor should you be going around talking about her as if it's something that bothers you. It only make your friends think you're either jealous, or suspicious.
6. Constant nag
The world need not know the number of complaints you have with your man – from how he leaves the towel on the bed to how he never helps you in the kitchen or how he is so busy that you two haven’t had a dinner date for the last six months... If there are so many things that are bothering you, maybe he is the one you should be talking to.
7. Constant comparing…
To your friend’s or sister’s or cousin’s partner about how rich or tall or fair or smart he is (or isn't). Don’t. Every person is unique and we all are a sum of the experiences we’ve had in the past. All that matters is that you love and appreciate your partner for who he is.
8. The family bit
Don’t like all or some of his family members? It’s fine. It happens! You don’t have to like everyone on earth. Just don’t make it obvious to your friends and family. What you say now, might come back to haunt you down the road when you and that family member have grown closer.
9. Don’t get cryptic
Got feelings bottled up? Don’t vent it out in the form of strange forwards and hidden agenda messages on social media. The world has enough confusion to deal with, no? Instead spend some time figuring out what exactly is making you unhappy and then address that issue.
10. Relationship anniversaries
Every couple has a special story about the first time they met, the first they held hands, the first time they kissed and a lot of other firsts too. These memories should be kept close to your heart and not paraded around in public. Trust us, you don't want those adorable ‘firsts’ to lose their charm!