A relationship is about two people. Two people who love and respect each other and two people who are committed for the long-haul. So, if you've found that person you see yourself with, it's important to share your secrets and life's plans. Your past and your future may come up in conversations, so be honest about your feelings and give him a chance to know you better. Don't hide yourself from a person who matters so much in your life.
These are some of the things that you should share with your partner, so that both of you are on the same page.
Your big dreams of becoming a Bollywood star or going abroad to study, matter to the both of you. If you are looking at a long-term relationship, then this will definitely come up in the near future. So, tell him if you're planning something life-altering that may affect your relationship.
You are bound to spend a lot of time with him, so you should openly discuss how much money you spend on food, shopping or just the amount you would like to save at the end of the month or a loan you're paying off. It helps ease the expenses in the relationship and plan dates accordingly.
From family problems to your mental illness, it's best to discuss personal matters with your partner. It helps your boyfriend to understand you better. Bottling up your struggles may lead to misunderstanding and he won't be able to grasp why something is bothering you.
If there are certain habits of your partner's that you aren't comfortable with, it's best to talk it out. It shows that you don't want to hide your true feelings and that you value him. It also opens a channel for him to do the same. However, remember you aren't criticising him or looking to change who he is as a person.
What do you expect out of the relationship? Do you want something casual? Or, are you ready to settle down in a few years? Both of you should know what you think of the relationship and your future together.
Don't be afraid to show him your true self, both your inner and outer beauty. However, as open as you can be, if you need to set some boundaries then that's completely acceptable. For example, there should be no need for you to hide your phone around him. You need to trust him enough to not 'check' your private conversations compulsively. The boundaries and exceptions go hand in hand and you can strike a balance.
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