Love and Materialism had always been the bone of contention in most relationship. It is one of the controversial topics/issues often deliberated about, and discussed in most seminars, social gatherings, events, social media platforms and the rest. It has also proven to be one of the causes of misunderstanding and break up’s in relationships.
A lot of people have different mindset and opinion on love and materialism as regards to relationship. Some folks strongly believes that money spices up a relationship. And that when money is not involved, the relationship unarguably becomes boring and uninteresting. Some other believes that without money, loves does not exist as money is synonyms to care and affection. To such people, lack of money depicts lack of care and affection.
On the contrary, there are still people in opposition to the statement. There are people who still believes that Love can never be substituted with anything, In spite of its relevance. Such people believes that love dominates all and overlooks every other shortcomings and Incapability including financial incapability.
With this deliberations and different views, now the question is, is there any correlation between love and materialism?
Can love really exist without money? Is there such thing as love or is it a mere “illusion”. Does money and other material things really add spice to a relationship? Before we answer these questions, we first have to find out the relevance of money, the true definition of love, and why most people believes that materialism makes love stronger and active.
The Relevance of money in our society.
Money undoubtedly solves a lot of problems. Its importance cannot be overemphasized. It is not a source of happiness and comfort. But it contributes majorly to it. Money they saw answers all. This might not really be true. It is an exaggerated way to describe the importance of money to human needs and desire.
In most scenarios, money brings about comfort and luxury but not really contentment. (I will still explain the contentment part as we go on).
When one has everything that makes life comfortable, there is every tendency that happiness will follows suit. And hence the belief and misconception that money answers all.
The true definition of love.
Every individual has their own way of defining love. To some it is just a feelings, while to others it means more than a feeling.
Now have you ever liked someone or developed feeling for someone without having any reason behind the likeness.
You can’t really explain why you cherish them so much. You keep wondering what you saw special in them that ignited your likeness toward them. Yet you can’t really say.
The more you ponder, the more your likeness for them grew. You just can’t stop loving them despite their weakness and flaws. Now this is what I term “love”.
Other things might contribute to it, but the basics implies loving without any reason. Now if that is the case, why do some people often doubt the existence of love in the absence of materialism? This takes us to our next discussion which is why most people believes that materialism makes love stronger and active.
Why most folks believes that materialism is essential in Relationships and love.
1. Misconception about love, care and affection.
From the definition we gave about love, it is a natural feeling occurring often times without any specific reason.
However, most people have their own definition of love care and affection as going out on dates, going on vacations, getting each other an expensive gifts, calling each other excessively. And now when all these seems absent as a result of financial incapability , one or both parties might begin to feel bored or conclude that their significant other does not love nor care about them.
The pressure and desire associated with this mindset becomes intense when they watch a romantic movie portraying such display of affection or see their friends being given a special treat which often leads to comparison. Now with such comparison, nothing ever gets to change their mind.
This is why most guys Often finds it difficult to handle a Materialistic woman. Because to them, love is all about spending regardless of how financially fit their partner is.
2. The state of the mind when broke
A hungry man they say is an angry man. Similarly, a broke man is an unhappy man. Some people becomes disorganized, frustrated and depressed when they are broke. In such state, love becomes the last thing on their mind.
Most people who find themselves in such state hardly thinks about love nor emotions. To them, they believe that they can’t express love to another when they ain’t even in love with themselves as a result of their condition. And with such unhappiness and frustration, trust me, they can never thrive well in a relationship. Even when a woman tries to prove them wrong by accepting them despite their condition.well, you wouldn’t blame them either because no one loves rightly with a shattered and broken mind.
Such people strongly believes that love and materialism has a very strong connections.
Is there any correlation between love and materialism?
Love answers all but not contentment
Just like I mentioned earlier and promised to explain the word “contentment as regards to love and relationship. Money might solve a varieties of problem, but does not give contentment. “now the word “contentment”. here implies being satisfied in all areas of life. Human beings are insatiable, and so no amount of money really gets one satisfied. As long as love is concerned. (I mean true love and not flings or friends with benefit). Money or any materialism can never bring contentment.
In true love, love and materialism might not really correlate because physical needs is as important needs. There is equally a need to satisfy the emotional need.
There are lots of people who have everything at their beck and call, their physical need had been taken care of by their partners, but they constantly yearn for emotional needs on daily basis. The luxury is there, they live a very comfortable life as regards to materialism. but they are unhappy because their partners are often not around them to give them emotional support and companionship.
This issue had led so many couples to. Infidelity and marriages to Divorce . Cheating is so common and prevalent this days even when couples are together let alone when they are emotionally apart. So many people had resorted to the saying when the desirable becomes unavailable, the unavailable becomes desirable.
Marriage pressure is becoming a norm in our society today. And this is one of the leading course of divorce . People fall victims to wrong marriages and partners on daily basis, as a result of unreadiness, rushing into marriage due to family and societal pressures.
Marriage pressure could be daunting especially when is coming from close ones . You feel rejected and traumatized because the people who ought to encourage you turned out to be the ones mounting pressures on you.
Women are affected mostly in this scenario especially in the part of the world where marriage is seen as one of the greatest achievement. You feel like your world is crashing right before you . Sometimes, the pressure becomes so intense that one begins to loose the freedom he/she has at home or around his/her colleagues.
I know of several women who moved out of their ward’s home not necessarily because they are ready to move out, but because the pressure was becoming unbearable that they were beginning to lack concentration. Life became unbearable, with this, they had no choice than to seek for alternatives.
Before we discuss about several ways to cope with marriage pressures. Let’s look at some of its effects to the victims.
Effects of marriage pressure.
It can lead to marital differences
A lot of marriage has crashed because one or both couples got married as a result of pressure. A lot of people especially women rush into marriage just to get away from pressures at home, and in the bid to get away from pressures, they unfortunately ended up with someone they ain’t compatible with.
it leads to low self esteem and inferiority complex
Inferiority complex is one of the effects of marriage pressures.
Singles who are pressurized to get married at some point in their life may begin to feel inferior especially when they are in the midst of their married colleagues.
With the consistent pressure from the family, society and social media, they might begin to think less of themselves or start having the assumption that they are failures as a result of their marital pressures.
it leads to Depression
It has recently been discovered that one of the leading cause of Depression among women is marriage pressure. This depression has led a lot to their early grave.
At a point in their life, they might begin to see life not worth living any longer as a result of intense pressure around them. At that point, nothing seems to interest them any longer. This is when they will start having their minds piled up with negative thoughts. Hence the suicidal attempts.
Making wrong decisions
Marriage is a life time commitment, thus one needs to apply caution before making a decision.
But unfortunately, when there is pressure to get married, one might be tempted to succumb to that pressure, thus making a drastic decision which might end up in life time misery.
How to cope with marriage pressure.
Get busy with other activities.
Don not let the pressures around you limit you. Do not let the family and societal pressures of marriage pause other vital activities in your life. One of
The greatest mistake to make in life is to get worked up with the fact that you ain’t married yet to the point of loosing focus and concentration in your work place career or academic pursuit. Marriage is just an aspect of your life, which you must not allow to interfere with other aspects. I understand that pressure can be hurtful.
However, worrying or putting your life in a pause wouldn’t proffer a solution either. You don’t have to loose all just because one aspect of your life is yet to be fixed. An idle mind they say is the devil’s workshop and this where negative thoughts such as suicide often originates from. Get your mind busy while waiting for the right one, have fun and hang out with people who shares the same interest with you, with that you wouldn’t even notice the pressure.
Isolation is what often leads to Depression and negative thoughts. When you discover you are getting depressed, try as much as possible to avoid loneliness. Go out to seminars, workshop’s, engage in religious activities where you will get so many inspiring and motivational words which will help to enlighten your mood.one of the advantages of attending social activities is that from meeting other people and hearing their experiences, you will observe that you ain’t alone in that situation, you will also discover that there are whole lots of people you are much better than, this will help to get your mind relaxed.
Talk to someone
When the pressure had becomes so intense that you are beginning to loose your mind, I will advise you to talk to someone to get your mind relieved. Don’t bottle it up. confide in someone you trust, if possible a relationship or marriage counselors and any other psychologist around you. but make sure you ain’t concealing the feelings.
Move out from the pressure scene/abode
Rather than have this pressure interfere with your work, career, business or whatever you do for a living, I will advise you to relocate to another apartment if you have the means. assuming the pressure is from your family. If the pressure is from your peer group or friends, the best is to disassociate yourself from them, so you can easily concentrate.
What every woman should know is an article aimed at giving women a clear insight about what relationship and marriage entails in other not to fall victims to lies and deceit by men who had no good intention toward them.
Women are known to be the weaker sex, hence more vulnerable than their male counterparts. With their emotional make up, they are more susceptible to hurts and heartbreak. Hence the need to apply caution when dealing with the male counterparts in relationships.
A handful of women fall victims on daily basis with lots of issues ranging from teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and marital pressures.
Also the rate of single parent had been on the increase lately. And the question is? What is the major factor contributing to this societal issues among women and how do we curb it?
Knowing this will go a long way to assist us to understand what every woman should know in relationship and also help us to curb some of the listed problems affecting women in relationships.
Here are some vital information every woman should know about relationships.
Go along with your brains and not just hearts.
Love can be intoxicating especially in the early stages of the relationship. At that phase, emotions seems to be at the peak.
This is the stage where mistakes seems to be inevitable, this is the stage where one especially women needs to apply caution, this is the stage when lies and deceit seems to be at its peak, This is the stage where is quite difficult to differentiate between Love and lustas every thing seems real and true. This is the stage when lies is common and women easily succumb to deceit.
However, no matter how intoxicating the emotion seems, is always good to involve your brain and not just your heart.
The heart tells you that everything they do is right even when is obvious you are being subjected to emotional trauma.
The heart tells you to overlook some flaws even when is obvious you can’t condone them, for example he is violent and inflicts domestic violence on you, yet you keep loving them hoping they would change.
Women involves their heart more in a relationship and that’s why they keep getting hurt often.
Be sensitive to know when a man has lost interest.
every woman should know that Men and women react differently to emotion. Men talk less and act more, while women talk more and act less. When a man looses interest in a relationship, he means it and might not reverse his decisions.
But a woman might say her intentions and tomorrow, she might reverse it. In addition to that, a man might find it difficult to express himself verbally when he looses interest, but his action speaks more. You know the relationship is over when they suddenly starts showing signs of negligence such as lack of communications.
Unfortunately, most women ignore these signs and hence they try to force themselves on a man who no longer cares about them. This is is the major reason why the rate of single mum had been on the increase. Women imposing themselves on a man who wants nothing but sexual satisfaction. And at the end of the day the end up as baby mama’s rather than wife.
understand that marriage promises ain’t marriage.
The word “marriage”had always been the common lines most men often use to achieve their selfish motives.with the flare and excitement women often have about marriage, Most players use marriage promises to lure their victims. They use marriage promises to lure the gullible ones who end up being deceived and left with a broken heart.
Women should know that men can be tricky when it comes to marriage. A man who just want to have a carnal knowledge of a woman can go to any length, including promising her marriage and doing all sorts things which might indicate his interests toward marrying her. And at the end of the day, would still dump her. Women ought to be careful and not fall for any marriage promise.
Every woman should know that sex is not Commitment
Most women mistaken sex with commitment and that’s why they fall victims to deceit. A man may decide to have sex with anyone regardless of the absence of emotional connection. This rightly explains the reason behind the high rate of unwanted and teenage pregnancy.
Getting rid of Toxic relationships should be included as one of your new year resolution.
What is a Toxic relationship? Just as the name implies, it is an Unhealthy type of relationship which rather than become a benefit to you poses as a threat to your emotion and future. It is that type of relationship which gives you the reason to lament and sob often.
Unfortunately, so many folks are so engulfed by their emotions and sentiments that they rarely recognize they are in a toxic relationship. They can feel the torture, pains, restlessness, heart ache and Emotional manipulation. Yet they are so skeptical to take a walk.
Breaking up with their ex seems as one of the difficult task ever . Convincing such kind of people is synonymous to having a camel go through an eyes of needle. As No amount of conviction gets them to change their mind . they always remain adamant thereafter. Except they’ve made a personal decision to take a walk.
However, getting rid of toxic relationship is very necessary especially if you are aiming at leading a healthy life style and having a bright future. All these can be interrupted by a toxic relationship. I have seen some folks who grew so lean despite their earnings and good living environment as a result of excessive worries emerging from their abusive relationships. They have everything required to be happy in life but they ain’t. I have equally seen some others who got fired from their place of work because they couldn’t concentrate.
The thought of how bad their relationship is, had suddenly engulfed their mind to the point of loosing concentration at their work place. Which led to their outright failure. Some others had lost passion to pursue their dreams because their mind was not settled to do so. The worst scenario being those who rejected their rightful potential life partner in the bid to save a relationship which had already failed or at the verge of failing.. All these are the reasons why getting rid of a toxic relationship should be included in our
To do list especially as the year just began. You really don’t want to loose yourself and dreams trying to secure someone who you might end up loosing thereafter. The worse feeling is loosing yourself while trying to secure something which ain’t reliable at the end. Before we explain some ways by which we can possibly get rid of toxic relationship, let’s look at some reasons why we often find it difficult to detach ourselves from toxic relationships.
Getting rid of toxic relationships?why is to such a big deal and how can you deal with it?
The feelings that you won’t find anyone like your ex
This is one of the common reason why getting rid of toxic relationship has proven to be one of the biggest task ever. The spark, infatuation and emotional feelings we feel at the intimate stage of the relationship makes it difficult for us to face the reality. and realize the fact that our partner ain’t the right one for us.
We rarely admit the fact that the relationship is unhealthy for us, even when the signs are obvious.that feelings makes us to see only the positive sides of our partner, even when their negative sides seems to outweigh their positive sides. It makes you assume that you may never meet someone like your partner. Until you realize that your partner have their flaws too, Until you realize that the only solution that can liberate you from that assumption is by walking away, you might remain stuck in such relationship for long.
Being scared of single hood and starting all over again.
So many people have had their entire life so tied to their relationship in such that when it suddenly became over, they find it difficult to move on or remain single for a while . And that’s why they often jump into a rebound relationship which ends up hurting them thereafter.
The fear of remaining single is also the reason why most people have refused to take a walk from a toxic relationship even when their life is at stake. The best way to get over this thought is to realize your self worth and become self confident in yourself. Understand the fact no one has the right to your happiness except you, and no one has the right to treat you wrong without your consent .
The fear of rejection.
This is the common fear that has get us stuck in life. That fear that you’ve been rejected by someone, hence no other person finds you worthy of their love. And so you rather remain stuck in an abusive relationship than take a bow. Getting rid of toxic relationship entails conquering those fears.realizing the fact that your abusive partner just counts as one individual out of the entire and numerous population of human in the world.
Instant relationships otherwise known as love at first sight is becomingno so popular this days. It is a type of relationship that occurs suddenly, sometimes without both parties having a plan to date each other.
That kind of relationship that happens when you meet someone for the first time, and feelings begins to surface, chemistry develops as your heart begins to yearn for their attention. This feelings could either be love lust or infatuation. At that moment, the desire to date them is so strong and intense that you assume they are perfect.
Every idea to get close to them and build that friendship first before moving the relationship to the next level usually sounds more like a waste of time and effort to you.
You just want to date them instantly. It becomes more enticing if the feelings is mutual with the one you desire to date. Making you both Compatible to each other. But is that really the signs of Compatibility ? Well to you it is, because this is what you’ve always wanted. In addition to the fact that you have always desired to date them.
Instant relationship makes you assume you’ve finally found the one. That feelings of having someone say yes to your proposal without having a second thought. So many folks detests wooing a woman for so long. As they often see it as a sign of weakness and inferiority complex. And so would give up immediately if their proposal ain’t accepted instantly.
And so that leads us to the question is instant relationship a good or bad idea?before we draw our conclusions, let’s look at some pons and cons associated with instant relationship. As it would help us determine that which actually outweighs the other.
pons associated with instant relationship.
You are not scared of being Friend zoned
Just like was earlier explained, some people detest the idea of being kept waiting for so long, they dislike the idea of being kept at the dark side without any clue on when they would receive a definite response as regards to their proposal.
Such people would feel so excited starting off a relationship instantly as long as their crush accepts them too.
The feelings might be mutual
Having someone you admire accept to date you at first sight and without hesitation could mean the feeling is mutual. It signifies they feel attracted to you.
The chemistry and bond at that moment is often mutual. Except in some cases, where their motive of accepting you is because they want something from you.
The feelings could be deceitful
True love often grows gradually, it could take some days, weeks, or month to grow. in some cases,, it can equally happen instantly just as our topic portrays.
Nevertheless, accepting to date someone instantly could leave some traces of doubt within you. As you ain’t sure of their objectives of being attracted to you. It could be for true love, it could be for their own selfish benefits. They might profess their feelings toward you, but you ain’t sure if it is Love, infatuation or lust. Such feelings can leave you skeptical. Hence the need to begin the relationship with friendship.
It can end instantly
I’ve seen a lot of relationship began instantly and also ended up instantly.
Because one or both parties were so engulfed with the feelings and attraction without considering other aspect they ought to know about their partner/ prospect partner. Once the feeling is present, and the chemistry present too, they assume they are good to go.
And so every other criteria becomes irrelevant.
This is synonymous to meeting a woman for the first time, and in few hours, you already proposing to them. Such kind of marriage rarely works. You have to at least try to know a little about the character and attitude of the one you desire to tie the knot with. It is not just about their physical stature and attribute, but their personality. Their personality signifies their identity. That is who they truly are, irrespective of their looks and body composure.
Similarly, instant relationships can end within a short time, if it is all about the feelings and attraction.
It can drive away other serious and potential dates/partner.
Saying yes to someone who might not have the intentions of being in any serious relationship with you might ruin your future. As you will be driving other serious suitors away who believed you’ve been taken already. and when you realize that it was all flings, it might be too late as an irreversible damage might have occurred.
So with these explanations, I believe you’ve seen several reasons why instant relationship might not be a good idea. though it works for A it might not work for B. you don’t have to be rigid or drive potential dates away. But you have to be smart in handling it. Always take your time before saying yes or being close to someone.
Knowing how to deal with Anger and resentment in a relationship is one of the basic steps in building a Healthy relationship.
Anger is a weapon which is capable of destroying a lot in seconds or minute. It is an emotional trait which has landed a lot of people in life time misery as a result of reacting so quickly without giving it a second thought.
Most times, people indulge in so many negative vices. A lot of people find themselves doing what they never thought they could do as a result of anger.
And before they realized what had happened, an irreversible damage had occurred. We’ve often heard of stories of two siblings or friends who fought each other, and out of anger, one out of them murdered the other. Such kind of scenarios equally happens in relationship which is our main focus. If one or both parties are hot tempered, there is every tendency that one of them might react out of anger. Thereby endangering the other.
Anger is a Red flag in any relationship. It becomes worse if both parties has anger issues as two wrongs cannot make a right.
We don’t have any right to natural flaws like anger since some people were created that way. but it is our choice to decide weather to live with it or make changes. The decision lies in our hand. And the earlier we learn how to control our emotions, the better. As it would save us a whole lot of stress and misfortunes.
now the question is, how can we curb Anger and Resentment in a relationship.
Dealing with Anger and resentment in a relationship.
Love alone does not keep a relationship. No matter how deep your love for each other is, when there is no understanding, this love would fade away in a twinkle of an eye. You can attract each other with love. But you can only keep each other with understanding.
Relationship is all about tolerance, And what makes this tolerance possible is understanding. We can’t change them, neither can can we have them perfect. But we can only influence them with understanding and tolerance.
There is always a flaw in every individual. In a scenario where he’s /her’s is Anger, you have to learn how to adapt with them. When you observe he often flares up at any slightest provocation, gets infuriated by any little things or gets provoked easily.
The best to do is to keep calm.understand that This is his nature, get used to the fact that you can’t change him by yelling back at him. your attitude of keeping calm and being silent when he is provoked might influence him to change for better.
Walk away when situation are becoming too intense.
There is nothing wrong with arguing with each other once in a blue moon. It is part of the understandable aspect of a relationship.
However, when this argument has suddenly become so intense to the point of insulting and abusing each other, then there is always need to pause and walk away.
As any further action or delay might spur you to react negatively out of anger. From abusing each other, it can suddenly graduate to threatening each other with life threatening objects such as weapons. This is exactly how so many marriages ended. With the wife or hubby spending their life time in jail for allegedly murdering their spouse.
Anger and resentment in a relationship is really a monster and can be curbed if one or both parties learns to ignore the other when provoked rather than react to proof their worth.
So many couples are so busy with their career that the only time they have for each other is during love making. They have no time to chat and discuss like partners. They live as housemates rather than couples.
They don’t have time to analyze each other’s character in other to find out where they needed an adjustment.
The best way to deal with anger and resentment in a relationship is to have a heart to heart conversation about it. The affected partner should pour out his/her feeling toward his partner’s anger attitude. Both should discuss about each other’s flaws and find a way to curb it individually.
How can i define a relationship?especially one at its early stage, this questions has always been one of the most popular questions among folks in an intimate relationship. For men, Committed relationship comes with a lot of responsibility. It entails being fully open to the one you wish to spend your life with. it means declaring your intentions towards your woman . now this is where most finds it difficult, being certain that they want to spend their life with their woman is not just enough to define a relationship.
They are often scared of uncertainty. Such questions such as what if it never works out? What if i end up hurting her in the future?and that’s why a lot of them refrain from making such promises.
A man might have the intentions of getting married to a woman, but because he is scared of what fate might eventually hold for him in the future, he tries to avoid making his intentions known to her. That’s why most of them hardly commit despite their love towards you.
Similarly, most women are scared of being tagged “as desperate and needy”. Hence the reason why they hardly ask about the future of the relationship. However, no matter the perception both gender has, the important of Definining a relationship,
From the onset cannot be overemphasized. not Defining a relationship is like opening up a certain business in an area without considering the needs of people in such area. You don’t have a plan on who your target audience is, or you after is just to open a business transactions.
Imagine selling a satellite dish in an area where is there is poor or insufficient power supply? of what use would it be to them? That’s why is always to good to have a proper and efficient planning before commencing any business plan, no matter how lucrative such business is. Make sure is something that is on high demand. As that is one of the great criteria that would determine your success.
otherwise your effort towards making a yield would be fruitless. Similarly, starting a relationship without any aim or focus is the easiest way to make oneself vulnerable to hurt, emotional manipulation and heartache.
A defined relationship is often not scared of uncertainties. Though there might be a future occurrence or misfortune as life is unpredictable. But whatever happens in such relationship is usually something destined to happen , and so the couples/partners won’t take any blame.
As we’ve known the importance of a relationship, the next question is how can we define a relationship in an appropriate way without the aforementioned issues?
How to define a relationship.
Be honest with your intentions.
I am with the opinion that If we have more honest people in the society, the issue of heartbreak, hurts, disappointments and betrayal would rarely occur. So many folks innocently and unknowingly got into an undefined relationship with a sincere heart, they went to for love, but unfortunately their partner only wanted flings. They came with the intention of building their future together, but unfortunately,their partner only wanted a one night stand. And so they were left with a broken heart.
And most times, the Hurter often finds a way to defend themselves to avoid feeling guilty. By insisting that they never promised marriage or relationship to their victims. But why lead someone on when you have no intention of being with them in the future? you might not have verbally promised them the future,
but your affection towards them might be leaving them expectant. Is always good to make your intentions known as it will enable you attract your replica. If it is a fling, make it known from the onset, if is a casual friendship, make it known, if it is a serious relationship, make it known by telling them your expectations. With that, no one would feel cheated and hurt.
Go for your preference
We all have preferences as to the quality and traits we desire in a relationship. One of the best ways to define a relationship is by stating clearly the qualities you expect from your idea partner and sticking with your choice. One common problem we often have in relationship is not being certain of what we want from our partner. After some weeks or months of dating them and discovering that they are entirely different from our choice, we would suddenly expect them to change overnight. Which is not possible.
Avoid promises till you are certain.
Even when your intentions is known, is always tempting to start making promises of spending your life with your partner. However, the best way to define your relationship is to give them green lights .With that, you’ve given them assurance without making promises.
Be transparent with your emotions.
Often times, we get hurt because we hide our emotions. You should let your partner be aware of your feelings. If they ain’t treating you right, let them know. Avoid concealing your emotions. Is your right to protect your emotions, is your right to say that what you can’t tolerate. Sometimes, they might not be aware that they are hurting you till you voice out.
Do you know that you might be ruining your relationship without knowing? Most times when a relationship fails, both parties often claims the victims, no one accepts being the defaulter, no one wants to take the blame, no one is willing to admit being guilty.
We all want to be assured that we did the right thing, we all want to receive the empathy, we all wish to be sympathized with, we all wish to receive accolades that we are the best, we are scared of taking the responsibility of our actions. But deep down in our hearts, we know we took part in the cause of the break up, deep down we are aware that we contributed toward the break up, if not being totally responsible for it.
And this is why most relationship doesn’t last.
We hardly own up to our faults, even while in the relationship, we hardly admit we have erred. But one thing we fail to understand is thatApology is an antidote to a successful relationship/marriage. Our inability to admit our fault and work towards them always comes back to hunt us in our next relationships. This explains why most folks cannot maintain a stable relationship, you keep running from one relationships to the other with the assumption that you were in the wrong relationship without realizing that you are the one ruining your relationship,
as you kept on repeating the same mistakes on regular basis without making any effort towards working on your flaws. And the next question is what are these negative attitude that signifies that you might be ruining your relationship?
Signs that you might be ruining your relationship.
Inability to control your emotions
Emotions speaks a lot about us, it signifies who we are and what we are capable of doing or not doing.and sometimes we unknowingly react negatively to our emotions which may cause a lot of damage to our lives.
Your ability to control your emotions determines your tendency to either make something out of your life or ruin it.
similarly in relationships, the way you handle your emotion determines how long it would last. a lot of folks had ruined and currently ruining their relationships as a result of jealousy, anger and insecurity. Unnecessary Jealousy had caused a lot of misunderstanding and differences among couples. your significant other received a call from an opposite sex , and out of jealousy you began to suspect him/her and even threatens to call off the relationship without being patient to hear their own side of the story.
How do you react when infuriated? Do you flare up at any slightest provocation?or do you keep calm and allow your emotions to subside before thinking of your next line of action?Anger can push you into an actions which you might end up regretting in life. It is also capable of ruining your Relationship. Being unnecessarily insecure depicts lack of trust for your significant other, and most people detests that. Learn to control your emotions. avoid acting or talking when provoked or angry. If possible walk away and allow the anger to subside, to avoid saying or doing things you might regret later.
one of the greatest quality to adopt in a relationship is understanding. With understanding every other thing follows suit including love. You have to understand that your partner ain’t perfect. you have to understand why they behave in a particular way. And not not behaves like some other persons. such understanding would help you not to compare them with their friends or colleagues.
no one would like to be compared with others, as it reduces one’s worth and may lead to low self esteem and depression. It is always advisable to date someone you truly understands, someone whose character you can curtail so as to avoid ruining your relationship with them in the future.
involving a third party.
Have you formed the habit of always taking your relationship issues to the public, social media or discussing them among your friends and colleagues?Chances are you might be ruining your relationship without knowing. Not every issue is meant to be publicize, you really don’t know who is mocking you as everybody pretends to be nice. But behind the scene, you are being made an object of ridicule. Except you have a trusted friend who you confide in, or a trusted relationship counselor/platform where your identity can be hidden. Do not publicize your relationship issues.as not advise is meant to be taken.
Keeping secrets in relationship a times signifies that you have a skeleton on your cupboard. A good and healthy relationship ought to be transparent as ever. As it depicts trust and understanding.
Imagine getting married to a woman who had a child out of wedlock but hid it from you for so many years of dating and courtship, only to unveil it after marriage. with such secrets.do you think you can still trust her again? Even if you can, it will definitely take a whole lot of time to build that trust again. This shows how Secrets can Ruin a relationship.
Being friend zoned is the worst night mare for individuals desiring to be in an intimate relationship with someone they admire so much. no matter how close they are with the individual, they can never be fulfilled or satisfied until such friendship develops into an intimate relationship. The worse scenario is receiving Mixed signal from them.
Raising your hopes, only to realize they were false hopes. Being friendzoned can make one begin to fantasize about an Imaginary relationship which does not have a real life existence.
In Imaginary relationship,there is usually a romantic picture you have in your mind.
You can’t help but wish you were romantically involved with them already. Any sign of closeness to you, is usually misinterpreted as relationship. Thus leaving you in disappointments.
However, We can’t talk about how to deal with being friend zoned, without mentioning some of the signs indicating that you have been friend zoned. You have to first find out if your relationship has moved to the next stage or would definitely end in friendship
Signs of being friend zoned.
They treat you like a casual friend
One of the signs indicating that you are being friendzoned or have been friendzone by the one you admire is that they often treat you like a casual friend.
No matter how close and intimate you try to be,they ignore the signs. Even when you give them green lights, indicating your interest, they hardly comply simple because they have no intention of moving the relationship further.
Delay in accepting proposal.
Being friend zoned is often characterized by delay in accepting proposal. Have you ever had a crush, whom you desire to have an intimate relationship with, you’ve wooed them several times, yet they’ve refused to come up with a definite response, it has always been i will think about it.
Several weeks, months and perhaps years had past, and they are still thinking about it, yet you communicate often.
This is a sign of being friend zoned. One who really desires you as much as you desire them wouldn’t hesisitate to say yes to your proposal. I don’t think there is really anything to think about, as long as they are not skeptical about it.
Everything sounds official.
When they often use this phrase “you are like a sister to me” or you are like a brother to me”. It could be a sign of being friend zoned.
They appear too rigid whenever they are with you. They sound more official than intimate or friendly during conversation. They often avoid certain intimate discussion with you so they won’t lead you on.
They are scared of loosing their friendship with you.
Most folks have this mindset that once they develop an intimate relationship with a particular member of the opposite sex, they might loose their friendship with such individual because when you are too close, you may start discovering some flaws in each other which you never knew were in existence.
And so in the bid to avoid that, they try rather keep you in a friend zone rather than date you.
How to handle being friend zoned.
Use the silent method.
There is no crime in approaching someone you admire for a more close and intimate relationship.
But when you notice they are begining to keep you waiting for a very long time, it would be best to ignore them too. I know this will be a way difficult as a result of the curios nature of human.
That curiosity to hear their reply would always make you to pester them into saying something you would love to hear. And when they discover that the pressure is becoming so much, they would Friend zone you just to have their peace. The best would be to ignore them while giving them some time to come up with their own personal decision.
Accept no when it is necessary
Being friendzoned most times occurs as a result of fear of rejection. The reason why most folks have been kept on a friendzone for long is because they have refused to accept the reply “No”.
And so after much pressures, their crush might decide to keep them on a friendzone so as not to hurt their feelings and also to prevent further pressures from them. Sometimes, As they are being friend zoned, they might be optimistic, hoping that their crush might change their mind soon, but all to no avail. In other to prevent the hurt and emotional trauma associated with being friend zoned, learn to accept and handle Rejection. it will help you to move on quickly and will equally save you a whole lot of stress. Except they later came up with their own personal decisicion to accept your proposal.
Build your self esteem
With high self esteem, you will understand the fact that being rejected by someone does/would not lessen your worth.
You will understand that your value is not dependent on the people who rejected you. This mindset would help you a lot not to accept any form of treatment or attitude from anyone including being friend zoned. Is either they say yes or you move on, in other to pave way for the one who might be willing to accept you in the future.