A love that comes enveloped with unbroken promises is worth a shot and dedicating life to. Today, most problems in a relationship emerge from the place where partners make promises they can’t keep. They often find it hard to open and being super direct feels scary. This results in building castles in the air and most of the time, unpleasant situations later! It’s better to say what you mean, and mean what you say. So, with the most romantic time of the year, pledge with us these promises to keep on Promise Day. These promises are simple, straightforward, easy to fulfil and will reform your relationship.
The Promise of Being a Good Listener
If you are already a good listener, you may skip this point. For those who are not, pause and listen to what your partner is actually saying. The thumb rule while communicating is to listen, understand and then react. Before you make any hasty judgement or say out words you might regret later, make a vow to pay attention and hear what your partner is saying. Even if you feel them interrupting them in the middle, don’t. It will only hurt their feelings and they might not open up to you for a long time. So, along with Promise Day gifts, give your love the promise of being a good listener.
The Promise of Letting them be their Real Self
Your partner is not your twin to share similar traits and personalities like you. Besides, at one point, you also feel your relationship getting lifeless when everything is the same and similar. Respect the differences between you two. Even if you don’t like any habit or certain taste of them, you can always talk it out calmly rather than behaving bizarrely. This promise day, promise to let them be their real self and respect their individuality. Don’t force your expectations on your partner. Every person is unique and understanding & that is what true love is all about.
The Promise of Spending Quality Time
Rather than promising a lavish holiday every year, promise you will spend quality time with them. As you move forward in a relationship, time becomes a constraint. However, no matter how hectic your work schedule has become, amidst all this, you should always find (or take out) some time for your beloved. Decide a mutual day and spend that entire day in each other’s arms, talking, laughing or simple, cuddling. Refrain from any kind of office or domestic chores. Even on the weekdays, you can try and take your mate out for dinner, a movie or ice cream. Or you may plan a romantic date for the special one at home. This will foster a healthy relationship too.
The Promise of Working as a Team
There is no ‘I’ but ‘We’ in a relationship. Remember – you both are on the same side and not against each other. So just the way you work in sync with your colleagues, apply the same method with your partner too. Understand each other and invest in effective teamwork. Mix up the chores. If he/she is late from work, cook the food or get groceries. Don’t ever think of it as ‘that’s my job’ or ‘women’s work’. You’re in this together; behave and act like it.
The Promise of Everything
When you are in love and relationship, you and your partner automatically frame some of the not-required-to-say expectations. Some regular promises to keep on Promise Day and other 364 days could be – I promise to fix the small problems and not make them big, I promise to never forget your mom’s birthday, I promise I will only buy useful gifts for you, I solemnly promise to share the last slice of pizza with you, I promise to love you for eternity, etc.