Relationships fail for many reasons. One common relationship mistake is when a man or woman enters a relationship believing that their partner owes them something, right from the get-go. A successful relationship is based on mutual trust and mutual respect, which includes respecting boundaries.
Here are eight things wise women don’t demand from their partners:
1. She Doesn’t Pull Him Away From His Family And Friends
A wise woman will never come between her partner and his family or friends. Regardless of how she feels about them, she knows that he isn’t obligated to give up contact with them for her sake. The people he loves are important to him, so a wise woman knows that putting them down or trying to put distance between them will end up hurting him.
2. She Doesn’t Ask Him To Give Up His Passions
Whether it’s surfing, hunting, painting, traveling or playing in a band, a wise woman never asks her partner to give up his passions. Taking away someone’s passion can break their spirit. A wise woman knows that asking her partner to give up his passions to spend more time with her will only make him unhappy.
3. She Doesn’t Demand That He Take Care Of Her
Some women expect their partner to pay for all expenses, cook for them, entertain them and constantly be by their side. A wise woman is self-reliant. She appreciates a man who wants to take care of her, but she never demands it from him. She is perfectly capable of taking care of herself.
4. She Doesn’t Try To Change Him
Part of having a successful relationship is accepting your partner for who they are. Flaws and all. A wise woman allows her partner to be himself. She loves him for who he is, annoying habits and quirky traits, and she doesn’t try to turn him into someone he’s not.
5. She Doesn’t Ask Him To Ignore Other Women
Jealousy is a common human emotion. Controlling it can be difficult, but it begins with trust. A wise woman trusts her partner enough not to demand that he ignore other women. She is confident enough in their relationship not to jump to conclusions or fly into a jealous rage over other women.
6. She Doesn’t Cross His Boundaries
Most people have boundaries in a relationship. A wise woman recognizes her partner’s boundaries and respects him enough not cross them. She doesn’t question or make fun of his beliefs. She doesn’t scroll through his texts or e-mails when he’s not looking. And she doesn’t show up at his business meeting unannounced.
7. She Doesn’t Force Him To Share His Interests
A wise woman doesn’t force her partner to include her in everything that he does. If Wednesday night is poker night with the guys, she accepts that. If her partner and his brother are going to see a band they love, she doesn’t get upset that she wasn’t invited. She knows that it’s completely possible not to share certain interests and still have a successful relationship.
8. She Doesn’t Demand All Of His Time
A wise woman knows that she is an important part of her partner’s life. But so are his family, friends, hobbies and career. She loves spending time with her partner, but she doesn’t demand all of his time. She knows that they don’t have to be together 24/7 to create a happy and healthy relationship.