Once You Are In A Relationship…

Accept the fact that you are no longer single. No, you may not come and go as you please, no matter how much that may rankle. You have a responsibility to your spouse or partner now, and the sooner you accept it, the fewer fights and arguments you’ll have. Acting as if you are free and accountable to no one will pretty much ensure that you will be single again – soon. Instead, keep in mind your love for your spouse and the love your spouse has for you, your commitment and your vows. Examples:

If you agree upon something do exactly that. Don’t change it unless absolutely necessary, preferably due to circumstances you cannot control. If this happens, call and notify your spouse of the change immediately – don’t wait till he or she is worried or angry.

Though “checking in” or reporting changes in plans may rub you the wrong way, learn that you must sacrifice some things if you are to be successful as a team – remember that this helps your spouse to keep the trust she or he has in you. Being accountable to your spouse helps keep you close, and that helps build fidelity and faith.

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