Think back to the last time you had a challenging moment with your SO. Relationships are tricky to navigate, and even your best friends can't always make things easier when you're struggling.
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“Showing your partner, not [just] telling them, can also influence them to change their ways,” she says. If your partner has a habit of speeding, for example, “saying something like, ‘When you drive really fast in the car, it makes me feel nervous and anxious’ is a good idea,” Morse explains.
It makes it seem less accusatory, and more like something you’re working on together.
Another tip: Plan for some time each week without digital distractions.
The truth is that it can often feel like you aren’t spending a lot of time together, but you actually are—you’re just on your phones instead of with each other.
(Or Google the company they work for.) “Having some questions prepared helps you feel more confident going in,” she says.2) I’m in a long-term relationship, and it feels like my partner never makes time for me anymore.
The trick is to work together on this, rather than placing all of the blame on your partner, explains sex and relationship expert , Ph D, host of the “Sex with Emily” podcast on i Tunes and radio show on Sirius XM.It’s all about getting to the root cause of your money beliefs—especially because spenders and savers can easily end up together, says Morse.“Most of our views about money come from our childhood, so it’s important to talk to each other openly and honestly about how your parents approached money,” she continues. “Say something like, ‘My parents were penny pinchers, so that’s why I’m all about saving,’” she advises.“If you accuse them of having an affair without evidence, they might just lie and cover their tracks even more,” cautions Sussman.Or, you could be wrong, and accusing them of something that intense could damage your relationship.If you’ve noticed the telltale signs of cheating—like your partner is constantly on their phone, or they change their password, or they’re traveling a lot for work but not checking in—then it’s best to try to find evidence before confronting them.