By Lucas Owen
There is always a desire to maintain a relationship when you are with someone you really like or love. Oftentimes, just how well and long a relationship goes depends on what you do. Obviously, being a good girlfriend will go a long way in creating a great relationship. Here are some helpful tips.
Trying to make yourself something you’re not in order to keep a relationship going or in the name of being a good girlfriend can be one of the worst mistakes you can make. It’s important to be yourself. That’s right. Be yourself with all the good points and imperfections. Believe it or not, that’s why he likes you. Being yourself makes you unique.
Share In His Interests
Take the time to learn about what he likes. Even if you are not a big fan of sports, do make the effort to learn about his favorite teams and his favorite game. The more effort you put out into learning about his interests, the more appreciative he will be of you.
Hang Out With Him And His Friends
Become one of the boys. Hang out at sports bars or house parties with his friends. Get to know them and show your support. Of course, this should be done with some tact. You don’t always want to be in the way. However, do put out the effort to get to know his friends. The more his friends feel comfortable around you and are singing your praises, the happier your boyfriend will be. He will feel like you are truly supportive of him.
Give him gifts. They do not have to be extravagant but they should reflect a keen sense of what he likes. For example, if you know that he absolutely loves a particular music band and that band is coming to town or to a town near you, you can buy tickets. Also, you can locate that hard-to-find copy of a CD, sports jersey or video game that you know he loves and buy it. This will absolutely take him by surprise and he will love you for it. Ensure that you buy him gifts that you know he would like and not just gifts that you think he should like because you picked it out.
Cook For Him
There is an old adage that goes, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” This is very true. If you take the time to cook for him on a regular basis, you will win his heart and keep it. This is not just about the actual food itself but also about the significance of your effort. These two in synchronicity are very powerful. He will love you for doing both. Even if you are not much of a cook, by just putting in some effort you will soon discover certain dishes that you can prepare well.
Always be honest with him even when you know that he may not like your answer. There is a way to be honest. It doesn’t have to be mean or condescending. Always let him know where you stand on certain issues and he will appreciate you for it.
Keep The Relationship Fresh
Do not be afraid to broaden your horizons. Try to start engaging in activities or visiting new places that the both of you have never done or been to. Get him excited about it. He shouldn’t feel like it is a chore. The more the both of you discover together, the more you will learn about each other. This will help the both of you grow in this relationship and keep it fresh.
Give Him His Space
Try to avoid smothering. As much as you like him and want to be around him often, giving him his space will go a long way in making you a good girlfriend. By letting him have his alone time or the time to be with his friends, he will feel like you are an understanding girlfriend. Doing this will actually make him want to see you even more when he is done with his activities. You want him to be excited about seeing you. If you smother him by being there all the time, you will never give him the chance to miss you.
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