A lot of times, even when a relationship starts perfectly, it loses its essence on the way. Consequently, it becomes difficult to figure out, why did things go wrong? What caused one partner to commit infidelity? And often, partners are unable to figure out, how did a relationship once so rosy, got drained so much, that ultimately cheating and infidelity took place?
Understanding infidelity is difficult. However, it can be avoided by following a few steps which help you strengthen your relationship.
1. Remember why you chose this person
Once people get comfortable in their relationships, they tend to take things easy. Sometimes they develop a laid-back attitude. While earlier, they used to get excited at the thought of their partners, of their voice and their presence, now they take things for granted. This attitude needs to be avoided at all costs. When a partner feels that the other is taking them casually, it might lead to them feeling ignored, and bring infidelity into the equation.
2. Take an active interest in your partner
As time passes, people stop trying to learn new things about their partner. They feel that they know enough. They stop knowing more about each other’s likes and dislikes, and this brings about saturation in their conversations. When both the partners do not try active conversations, the talks tend to get routine-like, about work, food and daily affairs. Therefore, it becomes important to take an active interest in your partner.
3. Have a healthy sexual life
Feeling less attracted towards your partners leads to having an unsatisfied sexual life. Your partner might feel that you have lost interest and might look outside the relationship, for companionship. Therefore, it is important to constantly take interest in each other and try new things for a happy and content sexual life.
4. Show appreciation and gratitude
The things that couples appreciate in each other, early in their lives, get lost later. A meal cooked on time, a thoughtful medical appointment, a vacation to your favourite destination, are what people feel grateful for earlier, and get used to later. Therefore, even when you are having a meal with your partner for the hundredth time, do show appreciation and gratitude.
5. If it is broken, fix it
A lot of people, want to leave at the first sight of miscommunication. However, a lot of times, problems can be solved. Especially if you have children, it becomes your responsibility to endeavour to make your marriage a happy one.
Talking about these issues is a challenging task which becomes easy with professional support. At Metaanoi, we make these conversations easy for you and for your partner by giving you a comfort zone with unbiased hearing coupled with complete guidance on how to take things forward in your relationship.