Who likes drama in a relationship?
Too much of it often leads to a breakup and leaves you wondering what went wrong. The whole point of being in a relationship is happiness, romance, and contentment. Below are five tips to keep the drama out and all the goodness in.
Separate yourself from social media
Separating yourself doesn’t mean deleting all your accounts because you’re with someone but a healthy distance is important. We all love to post, like, and comment but it shouldn’t cause relationship issues.
Social media has two purposes. One is business and the second and most important is staying connected with those close to you, but don’t get wrapped up in the random attention from followers. Also, avoid sharing too much about your relationship, stay away from premature relationship status changes and if possible, steer clear of the exes.
Learn when to shut up
When tensions are high, and the two of you are going back and forth, prevent the argument from escalating by learning when to shut up. Egos often keep people talking far too long trying to prove they are right.
The problem is, everything said is likely to add fuel to the fire so instead, diffuse the situation by taking a timeout. You never want to go silent and walk away because that often irritates people more, so use your communication skills to diffuse the situation and then walk away, give everyone some time to cool off.
Return to the problem once coolers heads are in play. Issues need to be worked out, and sometimes that can be accomplished by shutting up and giving everyone a chance to think things through versus saying things you might regret later.
Don’t sweat the small stuff
Starting an argument over insignificant things causes unnecessary drama in a relationship. Some of the biggest arguments are about trivial things.
“Did you just look at that woman walking by?” “Are we lost?” “You pick a place to eat for a change!”