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Travel is always about the experiences, not the destination.

– Anonymous

Travelling changes the way you look at life. It fills you with excitement and turns you into a curious person who is always ready to explore and learn new things in life. Travelling is a life-changing experience that helps you improve as an individual and makes you more interesting.

Well, travelling with kids is a great concept to offer them new experiences and memories in life. And also a great way to keep them occupied during the holiday season. We understand travelling with kids requires a lot of planning, patience, and pain. But think of the ways you’ll be able to bond with them with ample time in your hands and teach them to be smart, strong, and independent.

Here we have listed some great reasons why you should travel with your kids.

  • To show them that there is a huge world out and this vast Earth is their playground.
  • To teach them to get out of their comfort zone and experience great things in life.
  • To teach them how to handle responsibilities and overcome any obstacle that life throws at them.
  • To help them learn how to patiently deal with difficult situations.
  • To expose them to new cultures, languages, foods, and traditions and let them discover new things in life.
  • To let them unplug from technology and spend some quality time together and develop a strong bond with them.
  • To develop a sense of adventure among them so that they can explore the world and gain new experiences.
  • To help them learn how to deal with change and accept it positively.
  • To help them experiment and uncover their hidden talent. It also promotes self-confidence among children.
  • Exploring new places and meeting new people help kids see things through fresh eyes in a whole new way.
  • To help your kids create wonderful memories that they can cherish for a lifetime.
  • Also, travelling with your kids is a great way to teach history than to actually have them learn through textbooks.

The immense joy of travelling with your children will be worth all the stress, challenges, and expenses.

Commitment! It usually scares the hell out of all-male species, isn’t it right men? You may love someone deeply and the thought of them being with someone else would scare you. But when the same person talks about their future with you, you’d be scared. You would tell her that you are not sure about settling down and that you are not ready to have that talk.

If you have been dating for a really long time, it’s time to ask yourself if she is the one, the one you want for your entire life and the one you’d love forever.

This is how you know is she is one for you:

You feel comfortable around her
You feel comfortable around her
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You don’t fear to be yourself around her. You can say whatever you wish to, and you don’t fear to be yourself around her. Of course you fight over things, but you know that she would accept all your flaws.

You’d say sorry Just to make her happy
You’d say sorry Just to make her happy
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It does not matter who is right, you’ll say sorry voluntarily. You may argue with her, telling her that she is at fault but then you’ll eventually give in for that one smile. Your heart wants her!

You want her to be there
You want her to be there
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Going out with colleagues, friends, and acquaintances is fun. Even when you’re having the best time of your life, you would want her to be there with you. It’s like you would imagine scenarios of her being next to you.

You want to be a better man for her
You want to be a better man for her
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If she makes you want to be a better person, then she is the reason why your dopamine & oxytocin hormones peek. You want her to have the best and moreover she inspired you to be a better man. That’s right, she’s got your heart racing!

No Awkward Silences
No Awkward Silences
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There are no awkward silences around her. You are even comfortable being silent with her, and it doesn’t matter of it is over the phone, video call or in person. Just the essence of her is comforting enough.

You think about her while taking life decisions
You think about her while taking life decisions
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You might not admit it in front, but if you find yourself thinking about her before taking a life decision, then she is definitely the one. It could about changing your job, buying a house, or maybe just taking a foreign trip. You would find yourself thinking about her.

You want to help her in every way you can
You want to help her in every way you can
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You want to help her at every step of her life, and it is not because she is your girlfriend. If she is stuck somewhere in her career, you’d want to help her. If she is stuck with a family problem, you would want to help her. If she is having health issues, you would find yourself looking for solutions.

She compromises for you & You are willing to do the same for her
She compromises for you & You are willing to do the same for her
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Everyone wants a partner who would is willing to adjust and make things work. If she is the one who makes compromises to make you happy, and you wish to do the same. She is a keeper!

She is your best friend
She is your best friend
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When you had a bad day, she makes you feel comfortable. If you have good news, you wish to tell her right away. And you know, no matter what, she would not judge you. You feel like she is your best friend like you enjoy her company.

You can imagine your future with her
You can imagine your future with her
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While you may not be sure if and when you want to get married, but you can imagine your future with her. The thought of having her as your partner comes easy to you.

You start missing her as soon as she leaves
You start missing her as soon as she leaves
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Looking at her picture, reading her old text messages, and thinking about what she said, all of it makes you smile. You start to miss her, as soon as she leaves, and you often crave her presence.

Falling in love is the most beautiful feeling, and if you have found someone who is worth sticking around, make sure they know it.

Depression is very common mental illness. It is more common than we think. It has a serious effect on how one feels, the way they think and the way they act. There are more than 10 million cases of depression per year, and I am talking only about India.

Someone suffering through depression may feel sad, may feel numb, may lose interest in regular activities which all this can lead to emotional and physical problems. At times someone suffering through depression may seem just fine on the outside, but a storm of emotions is what they feel on the inside. It not only gets tough for the person who is suffering the load but also for the people around them, especially the spouse.

What Does Depression Looks Like?

Depression has many forms, and at times the ones suffering from it are really good at masking it. Some may seem numb, some may seem very happy, and some act aloof. Depression has many faces. But is you know someone, you may notice a change in the behavior:

  • They may feel sad or have depressive moods.
  • They often tend to lose interest in the activities they enjoyed earlier. Sometimes it is as simple as they may not feel like taking a bath, working, or going for a walk.
  • Too much sleep or trouble sleeping,
  • They may experience anxiety, guilt, general discontent, hopelessness, being numb and sadness.
  • Agitation, excessive crying, irritability, & social isolation.
  • Excessive hunger or loss of appetite.
  • Lack of concentration, slowness in activity, or increase in purposeless physical activity.
  • Suicidal Ideations.

Imagine someone going through all of it, and not confiding in anyone. It happens quite often, it may seem like they are a burden on people around them, which is not true but this is just one-way depression messes up with your head.

This behavior definitely affects people around the ones in suffering, and especially one’s partner. If your partner is suffering from depression, you may feel like they have loss interesting in you. They may often snap at you, fight with you for no reason, have sudden mood swings, or portray an image of themselves where they do not need your care. But the truth is they need your care the most, they may not say it out loud feeling like they don’t want to be a burden.

Tips For Dating Someone with Depression
  1. Understand that Depression is Complicated:

Understand that there are many faces of depression. One may have severe mood swings, and may seem aloof. It is not because they think you will not be able to support them, but they don’t feel like indulging in anything. Instead, try to understand the root cause by talking to them. Whether it is chronic depression, if they are going through a stressful period, or had gone through a traumatic experience recently.

  1. Tell Them You are Available to Talk

    People from depression often don’t talk with the fear of being judged or feeling like they are being judged. Make it very clear to your partner that you are available to talk, and will not judge them at all. Let them know that even if you are not available at a particular time in the day, you will reach out to them as soon as you can and that they are not disrupting your life. These things are not implied, especially to someone who is suffering from the demons of their mind.

  2. Arguing With Your Partner

    If your partner is suffering from depression, you may have noticed that they have become more sensitive than before. It is okay to argue, but be careful not to make any sarcastic comments. Even a small fight may seem catastrophic to your partner, so it is best to talk it out patiently with your partner. Ensure that it can be fixed, and you are willing to work on whatever the problem is. If you wish to make them understand their mistake, do it patiently than shouting.

  3. Understand You Are Not A Therapist

    It may be really tough to watch someone you love in pain. You do need to show your support and care, but make sure you do not pressurize them or yourself into situations either of you is not comfortable with. It is not a short term phase, so remember you can not fix them. Instead, you need to show your partner that you accept them just the way they are by just listening.

  4. It Is Not About You

    You need to be very patient and positive. At times your partner may fight with your, snap at you, or act aloof. Understand it is not about you. Focus on the positive things they still do and say. Empathize, communicate and understand it is not about you.

  5. Lookout For Warning Signs

    You may give them their space but understand that it can be deadly. Know when to intervene. If you feel your partner is hurting themselves physically or emotionally, step in and take a stand. If your partner seems hopeless and expresses that other people are better off without them, take the signs seriously. Make sure you talk to them about it, ensure things and reach out for help outside if needed.

  6. Do Not Forget Self Care

    Dealing with someone suffering from depression can be exhausting. Remember you need to talk care of yourself. Take care of your own mental and physical health, as it is a slippery slope. Share your life with them, and give your partner to support you. This will make your partner feel accomplished, & you will feel empowered. Know when to take a step back, and reach out from help needed.

Dealing with someone who is suffering from depression can be very tricky, but at the same time, it is lucky you found them at all.

Getting married is a big deal. You commit to staying with someone for the rest of your life and love him/her, no matter what! You cannot take this decision in haste. But being married is a part of our life and surely does make your life more beautiful. Here are a few reasons to get married:

You Are 25 Now
You Are 25 Now
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Once you are 25, you should start thinking about getting married because it is the right age. If you do not start looking at the age of 25 and wait until 27 or 28, it will be too late. All the good ones are taken by then.

You Have To Get Married Someday
You Have To Get Married Someday
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You have to get married one day or the other, why not now? I mean you can have kids whenever you wish to, you’ll get to spend quality time until then.
“Kyunki Shaadi se pehle toh ghum fir nahi sakte ab!”

Last Wishes
Last Wishes
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So there is this one relative whose last wish is to see us married and maybe play with our babies. It is our responsibility to fulfill their wishes. It really doesn’t matter if we are mature enough to handle the consequences.
“Last wish h, karna padega!”

Because All Your Friends Are Getting Married
Because All Your Friends Are Getting Married
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Since all your friends are getting married, you should get married too! The fact that they feel more settled in life than you do is completely irrelevant for you not getting married. All your friends are getting married, you should get married too.
If you don’t “Akele reh jaoge!”

Biological Clock- Tik Tok!
Biological Clock- Tik Tok!
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If you don’t get married on time, you won’t have kids on time.
Late Shaadi=Late Kids.
This is really going to affect your entire life because “Life ka aim bache paida krna h”

Also, it is completely okay to have a kid even when you are a kid!

Financial Dependability
Financial Dependability
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Getting married means sharing expenses with someone. This way you’ll have a better life financially. After all, it is not like you can take care of yourself.

Acha Rishta Hai
Acha Rishta Hai
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You should get married right away if you get that acha rishta.
“Foreign se padhke aya hai”

“He earns really well!”
You should get married right away, it really doesn’t matter if you are too young or they’re too immature.

You Have A Job? Get Married!
You Have A Job? Get Married!
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Now that you have a job, you need to get married now! I mean you’re done with your studies, you have a job and it’s not like you have anything else in your life. It is not like you want to earn, travel, spend time with yourself or live your dreams.

What About Your Younger Brother/Sister?
What About Your Younger Brother/Sister?
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If you don’t get a chance how will they? I mean your sister is only 13 but if you don’t, how will she?

You’re Bored? Get married!
You’re Bored? Get married!
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If you’re bored, the best thing is to get married. It is not like you can read a book, watch Netflix or start with a hobby.

Bohot Time Se Kisi Shaadi me Nahi Gaye- Tu Hi Karle!
Bohot Time Se Kisi Shaadi me Nahi Gaye- Tu Hi Karle!
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Just because I haven’t been to a marriage in a long time, it is your obligation to get married! Come on get married now!!

Agla Number Tera Hi Toh Hai!
Agla Number Tera Hi Toh Hai!
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Your elder brother/sister just got married?
It’s your turn next!
It’s not like you have your dreams to fulfill or a life to live.

Your Parents Are Getting Retired
Your Parents Are Getting Retired
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Since your parents are getting retired, you need to take the burden off their shoulder. Get married and make their life easier.

Your Mom Needs Help with Household Work
Your Mom Needs Help with Household Work
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Your mom needs help with the household work, it is not like you can hire help. You have to get married!

These are some of the lamest reasons people have given me, asking me to get married. What lame reasons have people given you for getting married? Comment Below!

Hey Cherry, can you please get me a cappuccino from Starbucks on your way back from the salon?

Cherry- Sure, why not.

Riya, can you please lend me the black dress that you wore on your date last week?

Riya- Of course, take whatever you want.

Asmita, I need a favour, can you please prepare MOM for today’s discussion as I have to leave early from office.

Asmita- I’ll take care of it, don’t worry at all.

Did you notice any similarity in the conversations above? Yes, all of them answered in the affirmative to questions or requests made to them. Just like Cherry, Riya, and Asmita, several other people who find themselves saying ‘yes’ to people only to regret it later. They have a hard time saying ‘no’ to things they don’t want to do or the tasks that cause them inconvenience. They put other’s needs before them or just hate the thought of hurting other’s feelings by saying ‘no’ for an answer.

But the truth is that it is hard and unfair to spend your entire life pleasing people. In the process, you end up losing yourselves and getting too much on your plate that you hardly get to enjoy the things you love.

Read further to know what happens when you always reply to people’s request in affirmative.
It May Hit Your Self-Esteem

Trying to please others all the time can make you feel miserable. People may only remember or try to get in contact with you when they need a favour and that can take a hit on your self-esteem. You’ll soon realize that you only matter to people as long as you are doing favours to them. That may make you feel worthless, which is not good for your self-esteem.

You May Come Across As a People Pleaser

Saying ‘yes’ to every request can portray you as someone who just wants to please others. People may believe that you have a lot of time in your hand. They would put their own needs first and start believing that your life revolves around pleasing them.

You’ll Feel Lonely

In the process of doing everything for others, you tend to ignore your desires. You are so busy doing things for others that you hardly get any time to fulfill your wants. You may start to think that people like you for what you do for them and never actually try to understand you. That may lead to a feeling of loneliness. That’s where you need to stop and think whether you actually share meaningful relationships with these people. Or are they only using you to get things done?

How cultivating the habit of saying ‘no’ will enable you to be more honest with yourself and others.
It Saves Your Time

Saying no to things that are not important to you will allow you to spend more time on things that are of great value to you. With time on your hands, you can grab the opportunities that come your way and make the most out of life.

Helps Build Real Relationship

Learning the art of saying ‘no’ may make some people in your life feel that you are letting them down. Well, if that’s the attitude, then you surely don’t need these people in your life. For people, who do not feel disappointed with your any and try to understand your situation and want to see you happy are worth keeping in life. Saying no will help you set boundaries that will let your true friends understand that your own needs come first and they are ok with it.

You’ll start to Love Yourself

The constant urge of doing things for others take the energy and concentration away from you that you may channel towards your self-growth and happiness. Saying no to things that you don’t feel like doing will make you feel good about yourself. You will learn to love yourself and self-love is the best form of love that allows people to accept and celebrate themselves.

It’s impossible to make everyone happy and once you realize it life becomes easy. Learn to say no to things which aren’t important. It will open doors for great opportunities in life. It will teach you the importance of self-love, which goes a long way.

When your relationship experiences a stormy phase, who do you turn to?

Do you trust your friends with advice coming from them about your relationship?

The same friends, who haven’t invested in your relationship as much as you have? Or invested in any relationship in general. Do you turn to your “Single Friends” for advice on your relationship? You may want to continue reading further!

We understand why we turn to our friends for everything that stresses us. It’s them we trust the most. And why not? They have been with us through thick & thin. These friends have supported us for everything, they were there when you wanted to woo this partner of yours till today when it’s rocky. But not every time you must go running to them. Friends may be the chosen family but they don’t always need to have an opinion and you don’t have to run to them while your boat’s stuck in sea-storm!

Here are 3 absolutely important reasons why you shouldn’t be taking advice from your Single Friends:

Third Wheeling? Okay! Third Person? No!
Third Wheeling? Okay! Third Person? No!
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Remember when you started this relationship, it was you two. Remember those times when you went on romantic dates, there were only two people in the restaurant. If you recall, those intimate times, it was between you and your partner. Now if you think about all the good times, it has only you two then why to turn to your friends or anyone else for that matter for advice on your relationship. We’re not asking for you to turn against your friends, but asking them for advice is not we would suggest. The relationship you share with your partner includes two people, not your friends. They may speak from experience but no experience equals to what you two have faced in this particular relationship. Nobody else understands your relationship better than you & your partner.

Not All Relationships are the Same
Not All Relationships are the Same
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We absolutely get the “experience” part. Your friends might be experienced but it’s you who’s experiencing YOUR relationship. It’s a fact that not all relationships are the same. They haven’t invested in your relationship as much as you have. A relationship is about two people, and it’s only you two who know what goes or what went by. Have the confidence to believe in your gut feelings. Our friends are our definite support system but learn to balance the opinions of other people, be it your friends or family about your relationship with your own.

The Difference Between Need & Want
The Difference Between Need & Want
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Sometimes your friends may tell you what you want to hear and not what you need. Our friends don’t want to see us upset, which is why their advice & opinions might be optimistic or rose-tinted. It could be true that whatever they think of your relationship, they might not be able to say it because they don’t want to jeopardize your friendship. It’s you, who needs to understand the difference between what you need to hear and what you want to. Unless you understand this, you wouldn’t be able to work on your relationship the right way.

Here are three main reasons why you should never listen to the “Expert Advice” coming from your single friend. It is your relationship and none of their relationship. Sometimes it’s okay to vent out on friends and get that frustration of your relationship out from your system. It’s true that you must listen to your heart when it comes to your relationship.

Life without any stress is impossible. In today’s world, this problem is cropping up more than it used to be. When you or your partner is stressed – the relationship may go through a tough patch and cause many other emotional damages. What are the possible causes of that stress? Maybe the work-life is loaded with sky-high targets, maybe the finances are not prosperous, maybe there is some health-related issue, etc. The cause of stress can be anything – personal or professional. Being a dutiful lover, you must know certain simple things that can relieve your partner.

Here are a few simple things to do when your partner is stressed. Apply these things and show your care for your lover which will strengthen your bond.

Identify The Signs of Stress:

You are lucky if your partner is an extrovert and shares every single thing happening in his/her life with you readily. But all are not the same. That’s why you need to understand the signs of stress. The change in regular habits is one of the prime signs of a stressful life. Your darling may be facing sleeping issues, there can be a recurring headache, or he/she may be keeping too silent – observe these things minutely to understand the situation. Once you see the changes – you can tackle things better.

Let Them Vent Out:

Sit with your partner and talk with kindness and patience. Let them vent out whatever is going inside their head and heart. Until and unless your partner releases the tension bothering him/her from within – things cannot go normal. That’s why you have to create a situation where he/she can talk without any inhibition. Play an emotional movie so that he/she connects with such a situation and then it will be easier to talk. And while your partner is talking – never ever pass your judgment. Your only job in that situation is to listen carefully and attentively (keep your phone and other distractions away).

Encourage Physical Activity:

You can do some physical activity together like going to a dance class, going for a morning walk or running, or learning sword fighting, etc. These physical activities increase the production of testosterone and that in turn reduces the stress hormone. He/she may or may not talk to you about what lead to stress but one thing is sure that your partner will be able to de-stress. Other ways of increasing testosterone are to encourage him/her to go and meet old friends, attend parties, or have sex.

Talk Calmly & Be Patient:

You have to understand the fact that something important is bothering your partner and that’s why you have to be clam while talking to him/her. You cannot lose your temper, raise your voice, or be adamant in this situation otherwise things will worsen in your relationship which you will lament later. Whatever he/she is asking – just fulfill them and when you cannot – be polite and compassionate in addressing that.

Take Your Partner To a Spa:

You cannot undermine the benefits of a spa session. The massage with aromatherapy oil, the soothing music playing behind, the floral bath, and the whole ambiance of spa relaxes people. The aches in joints, the stress clouding the mind will be erased and the heart will be filled with happiness. Even doctors suggest going for a spa session when life becomes stressful. So, book a day for your partner in the nearby spa centre and let him/her heal.

Plan A Gateway:

Traveling is always a great medicine to handle grave situations of life. The problem that your partner is facing may not be solved with a trip but surely he/she will get a great amount of positive energy to tackle the stress-causing factor. There’s plenty of amazing places in our country to choose from. Take a break from work to be with your partner and plan a gateway from mundane work life.

Give Some Space Too:

Personal space is very important in successful relationships. The simple thing to understand here is that your partner is going through a stressful time and not you – that’s why you can just help him/her from outside. Ultimately, your partner is the one who has to take the final action to come out of that situation. Therefore, give that space to your partner to think and evaluate after you are done with all the above points. Then again some people don’t like to share sorrows or challenges readily with anyone – if your partner falls in this category, then, you should respect that and give the required space.

Friends – the most-watched TV series all across the world will complete its silver jubilee year this September 2019 and officially the makers will celebrate the legendary show. Their celebration has started – as you can see on social media. For the fans of Friends across the world – this is not just another TV show – it is an emotion, a sentiment, a piece of nostalgia. The characters are loved for their golden youth appeal – an appeal that is reluctant to lose its charm over generations. Imagine the youngsters of 1994 who watched that show felt the same excitement which the millennial’s of today’ age feel. I am sure our next generation will also have no problem in connecting with this show.

After this popular show, many groups of friends across length and breadth of the globe were trying to be just one of these characters and maintain a friendship just like these guys – now that’s what you call a successful show.

Joey Tribbiani is the only character who got another show with the name “Joey” post the success of Friends. He is loved for his adorable innocence and his stupid questions can make even the grumpiest person also laugh. All through the show, we saw him try various weird things and win our hearts

Check the list below minutely and if all the traits match with you then you are definitely “The Joey Tribbiani” of your group.

Food Is Life & You Don’t Believe In Sharing That:
Food Is Life & You Don’t Believe In Sharing That
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Food is everything for you. If the refrigerator is out of order, you will cancel all your appointments and sit back home to finish every item so that they are not wasted. You always make a point to save your food from getting wasted. Sharing food – the very thought appalls you. If you see a packet of food (or pizza box) lying in front of someone’s door or beside the dust bin – you feel no shame in checking if there is food inside it. If it has, you simply take that home and finish it. To you – food is love, food is freedom, and food is also a very big part of your dreams.

No Job Is Misfit for You:
No Job Is Misfit for You
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If you feel that no job is small or big for you – then you definitely belong to the Joey group. He is an actor by passion and tries to fit into characters but when he is out of shows or plays, he takes up any job. That job can be of a waiter at the Central Perk coffee shop or just standing in a Casino in Vegas wearing old Roman outfit. As long as it pays your bills – if you are also happy doing any kind of job, then, you have a Joey inside you.

Your Reaction Upon Learning Dirt of Your Friends:
Your Reaction Upon Learning Dirt of Your Friends
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Joey always had the funniest, craziest, and the most memorable expressions when other friends used to reveal their secrets to him. Remember that episode where he finds out Chandler and Monica are seeing each other? If you also have the same way of reacting to your friend’s secrets – you know who you are in your group. And your friends also share the gossips with you – just to see you react!

You Do Anything For Your Friends:
You Do Anything For Your Friends
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A friend in need is a friend indeed and you live by that phrase. You simply don’t care about anything when you have to save your friends. And you will pick up a fight with the neighbor next door for your friends. You console your friends when they need and like Joey, you can also pee on your friends if that’s the call of the hour.

Your Best Friend Is Your Soulmate:
Your Best Friend Is Your Soulmate
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In the group of friends, Chandler and Joey were the best friends. More than that they were soulmates, to be honest. The place Chandler had in Joey’s mind, heart, and life – was the most special one which he never gave to anyone else (not even to all those girls he dated). Do you feel the same bond with your best friend? Do you look at the chair next to you and feel like ringing him up and share your thoughts when he is not around?

You Are Proud of Who You Are:
You Are Proud of Who You Are
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You never ever apologize for being yourself even when people think you should. This means you accept the way you are. You know that you are perfect in your own sweet way and this self-confidence is what many people lack.

You Are A True Fashion Guru:
You Are A True Fashion Guru
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Like Joey do you have great looks and a fit body? Is there hardly any outfit in this world that you cannot pull off? For Joey – from the doctor’s dress of being Dr. Ramorey or the Soldier outfit in the Casino to the properly suited look for Ross’s wedding – Joey rocked in whatever he wore. Also not to forget – the ladies handbag that Joey carried for some time.

Defeat Never Defeats You:
Defeat Never Defeats You
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Joey has been chucked out his shows many times, he lost many auditions, he lost many jobs, and many girls left him. But all these setbacks never ever let him go down. He has a funky and cheerful spirit for life. Joey is the strongest of the lot and this trait of him is salute-worthy. That’s why his friends love him so much for his “never say die” attitude. If you also carry the same attitude, you are the Joey of your friend circle.

Every relationship asks for something or the other. And everyone, be it a man or a woman has basic expectations out of their romantic relationship. This question waltz in everyone’s brain when they are in a relationship. “What does he want?” is what every woman seeks an answer to.

This question has been asked by women in the past, today, and it will always be asked in the future too. Reason being no one really knows what they want. But these basic cornerstones to form a healthy or a stable foundation for any relationship is what you could know & keep in mind.

There are times when your relationship gets rocky and you don’t know what went wrong. This is when the question arises, you ask your partner multiple times what do they want and they have no answer. Your partner goes all mum because they really don’t know how to make you understand what they want. Talking about Understanding, let’s start listing the 4 things that a man expects from his relationship (P.s. I assumed this is what they want)

1.  Understanding
Understanding
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The basic requirement of any relationship is “mutual understanding.” Men expect their lady to understand them (even if they DON’T). It’s expected out of you that you understand why your man was late to the date night or why hasn’t he answered your calls. But keeping aside the silly reasons, he really expects from you to understand if he had a long tiring day when he’s occupied with a pile of work or anything that requires his attention. He wants you to ‘GET’ him like no one else. And if your partner lacks this cornerstone, the best exercise is to communicate. The more you communicate and share your life experiences, the more it will help your partner to understand you.

2.  Companionship
Companionship
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With a better understanding comes companionship. No one likes to be alone. Similarly, men hate being alone. And when they are with someone they expect to spend time with their partner. On one hand, they want their woman to have meaningful conversations and on the other, they also want to have fun dates with them. They love it when their woman loves or even shows interest in what they love to do. Isn’t it exciting when you have similar interests? And then you decide and plan to hang out doing exactly what you both like? But isn’t it important to indulge and know what you partner likes? Men really appreciate when their woman spends time, let’s say, playing games with them (Mind games aren’t appreciated), watching their favourite Football team play, going out for adventures or whatever that your man likes to do. It’s the same when you like him being around while you splurge on shopping or get your nails done (how sexist, eh?) But yeah, this explains the 2nd cornerstone.

3.  Intimacy
Intimacy
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One thing that men really expects or wants from his relationship is intimacy. Quite a lot of men are actually vocal about this topic. Few of them have clear intentions about intimacy, that it is one of the important things in a relationship. But there are a few for whom the relationship revolves around this. For the former part, I’d suggest you stick around and try to learn what & how things evolve to have that intimate relationship. But for the latter, you must pack your bags and leave. Intimacy is a biological need and nobody should be blamed for wanting it. With intimacy, comes a bit BUT (yeah that too, but that’s not the point here). Fulfillment in intimacy is what keeps both happy. It can help them get closer but isn’t the only thing that can keep the relationship last longer. The conclusion is, intimacy is important but isn’t enough. Anyway, it does play a vital role in being the 3rd cornerstone.

4.  Respect
Respect
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I know I didn’t start with ‘Respect’ as the first cornerstone, but nevertheless, it’s the most important one. Respect is important for the teenager that just started to experience what a relationship feels like, or for one who had a divorce. Respect is one important cornerstone that builds a relationship stronger, no matter what the relation is. Even a relationship with your pet requires respect (not that I’m comparing your romantic relationship to that). It is for both and not necessarily for men to expect respect out of a relationship. It is required to survive. Men expect that if you allow them to be their selves you’re being respectful to them. If you feel you’re clueless about how to show that you do respect him, here are few ways; don’t judge his thoughts or opinions, don’t make ‘awkward’ gestures when you don’t agree with him, be grateful/thank him for his favors and help.

Practicing these basics can really help your relationship in a healthier way. These are the 4 basic things that I believe men really expect from their relationship. So if you are a man reading this blog, I know you’d agree but if you’re a woman I am with you when it comes to understanding men, just how it’s tough for them to understand “Women”.

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Do you love making her smile? I am sure that her smile brightens up your day, and knowing that beautiful smile is because of you is one of the greatest feelings in the world. At times making her smile might be easy, but at times it will be really difficult to turn that frown upside down. Well, that’s what you think! It is very easy to make her smile. It’s not about the big romantic gestures you do but about those little things you do without realizing things which make her feel like you care, and things which she finds adorable.

  1. Asking Her How Is She Doing?

    You may not realize this but you’ve stopped asking her, and that is bound to happen. You talk to her every day, and it is not like you don’t know what’s happening. If there is something wrong, she will tell you, you don’t have to ask her this question formally. At times, she needs to feel like you care. Maybe she was feeling a little low last night when you do ask the next morning “How are you feeling now?”

Trust me, even if she was feeling low, this will uplift her mood.

  1. Send Her a Voice Note

    You might be busy and do not have time to write a text, so you decide to send a voice note. Well, listening to your voice makes her smile. This makes her feel like you’re taking efforts and makes her feel special.

  2. Mid-Day Calls

    You may call her at night when you’re free and have time for her. It is okay to do so, but when you call her in the middle of a busy day just to tell her that you love her, it will make her beam with joy. Even if it is for a minute, it will make her feel important.

  3. When You Get Jealous

    She just came back from the party and starts telling you all about it. She tells you about her friends and then tells you about her guy friends, that little jealousy you have makes her smile. It makes her feel like you value her, and are afraid to lose her. Off course not being extremely jealous but a little jealous.

  4. Share Things with Her

    When we go through problems, we share it with our partners. When you do share your problems with her, she not only tries her best to solve them but feels happy. She feels happy that you trust her enough to share things with her. She feels happy that you consider her as an important part of her life, hence your problems are not a burden for her.

  5. Respect Her Choices

    Be a gentleman, and value her point of view. When you do that, she feels respected and valued. Make her feel like your equal, and she will be happy in true sense.

  6. Send Her Songs

    You’re listening to a song, and it suddenly reminds you of her. Maybe because of the lyrics, or the music but it just reminds you of her. Send her the song, it will make her smile like a fool. She knows that you think about her, and makes her feel secure.

  7. Send Her a Text Telling Her How You Feel

    You don’t have to send a long text with fancy words but simple words telling her how you feel. This makes her feel super special, and even a single line telling her how you feel makes her more special than a 3-page essay. You just need to be true.

  8. Honest Opinion over a Sugar Coated One

    No matter what she says, she loves to hear the truth. This makes her feel that no matter what it is, you will tell her the truth and won’t cheat her because you are not someone who lies. She will always seek your advice because she knows it is genuine.

  9. When You Explain a Sport You Love

    Almost every guy does it! She may not even know the basic rules of football, but when you explain it to her, she loves it. It makes her feel included and honestly the glow in your eyes make her feel happy.

  10. When You Do Silly Things to Get Her Attention

    She may have been busy or angry at you, and you start acting silly just to make her smile or grab her attention. She likes it. You’re taking efforts and she likes it.

  11. When You Remember Something She Told You

    Maybe you got her favorite chocolate or ask her how was her presentation at work? You remember something she told you, and you remember it. This is incredibly adorable to her.

You don’t have to make grand gestures to make her smile, but small things which do not take any time. What do you do, which makes her smile? Comment and let us know!

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