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How to be a perfect girlfriend without sacrificing yourself

What makes a perfect girlfriend? Do you think you got what it takes? Well, the perfect girlfriend is not the one with good looks but the one who is encouraging, supportive and understands her partner all the time. Here are some tips on how to be the perfect girlfriend without sacrificing yourself.

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Spend time for yourself

It's important to spend time for yourself even though you are in a relationship, because it makes you the happiest person to be around. So, keep doing it. Take trips and hang out with your friends and family without your significant other. This will help you learn and experience new things.

Don't try to change yourself to appease your partner

Keep in mind that no two people are the same. You can have a lot of things in common, but there are bound to be big differences in your personality like how you choose to spend your time. You should accept the differences. Because the true relationship is all about accepting the differences and still finding the love between you two. So grow in a relationship and don't diminish yourself.

Keep your communication open

In any relationship, getting into an argument with your partner is inevitable. Everyone argues, but it's how you handle the argument that matters. So, if you feel disappointed with certain things, avoid keeping it to yourself. Communicate your feelings directly with your partner. Chances are that your partner may not understand certain things, in such cases, let them take their time to eventually understand the things. This will help you understand the highs and lows of a relationship with love and care.

Identify hobbies and interests that you don't share

You and your significant other are not going to enjoy all the same activities. Don’t stop nurturing your interests just because your partner doesn’t especially love them. It’s important to support each other’s interests - even and maybe especially when they aren’t shared.

Keep focused on your personal goals

A healthy relationship is not only supposed to elevate both people to be great together, but also to be great on their own. So, don't compromise on your personal goals just because there's someone new in your life. Spend your time and focus on your goals to achieve them.
Remember that you don’t have to experience everything with him or her.
Like a friend in another city invited you to visit for a weekend or having a chance to go skydiving for the first time. It’s tempting to invite your partner to come along, but realize that you don’t need to experience these things with them, especially if it’s something you’ve been wanting to do since long before you met. It’s okay to enjoy them by yourself or with friends. You’re not required to share.

You can also maintain a strong sense of relationship just by doing following things

  • Ask for what you want and say "no" when something really doesn’t feel good to you
  • Stay true to your values
  • Spend time with your friends and family
  • Make time for your hobbies and interests
  • Be open to new things

Balance is the key to keep the relationship alive. So, understand that your role as a girlfriend is not only to fulfill your partner’s wishes and wants but also spend time for yourself. Equal parts of everything will lead to a happy and argument-free relationship.

Contributor, November 30, 2020

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