Whether sexual or non-sexual, there must be an agreement and understanding between parties or individuals to keep any relationship thriving. Keeping your LGBTQ or same-sex relationship happy would also require agreement, commitment, and understanding. Many LGBTQ relationships have failed because of misunderstandings, lack of ideas on handling issues, and things not to do in an LGBTQ relationship.
No one is perfect, but these tips will help you keep your LGBTQ relationship healthy, especially if one of you is closeted.
To keep your relationship, you have to develop the habit of giving compliments to your partner. If your partner looks good, let them know. Compliments will make them smile. Do not hide these compliments. Words like “You look lovely in this dress” “I love the way you look at me” can be a good compliment to give your partner.
Don’t believe you’re always right
When you believe you’re always right, your partner will find it difficult to cope with you, and you’ll keep having arguments and misunderstandings regularly. Cultivate the habits of saying, “I’m sorry,” “you’re right.” These words will reduce the time you spend on arguments. Additionally, always accept your mistakes and try to make things right.
Take time out after a fight
It’s unlikely to have a relationship where partners do not disagree but or fight at all. When this happens, you might not be able to resolve the issue real quick. The best thing to do is to take a time out. Both of you should do a few things that would calm one another. You can listen to your favourite music, take a walk down the street, or take a bath. With time, you would feel more relaxed and start communicating again.
Criticize less and appreciate more
You might have a partner that does some frustrating things that get you annoyed easily. Before you criticize, try to calm yourself down. Instead of saying abusive or insulting words, you should let your partner know you don’t like it when they do those things. More so, appreciate the good things your partner does much more than criticizing their bad behaviours. That will help you reduce frequent misunderstandings and improve your relationship
Create as much time as possible for each other
Time is vital in any relationship. You need to spend time together to make your LGBTQ relationship work well. It might not be easy because of other responsibilities; you still have to make time for your partner. Boredom can make your partner get attracted to someone else. No matter how hooked up you are, always try to spend time with your partner. It will help you keep your relationship healthy.
Keep your relationship open
Being open in a relationship will enhance trust and honesty. Try not to hide things from your partner. It could be bad if your partner finds out you have some secrets you’re hiding.
In conclusion, all these tips will help you keep your LGBTQ relationship strong and healthy. It might not be easy at some point; you have to be strong to make things work.