No matter how great of a relationship you are in, you are going to fight sometimes. It happens to the best of us. But it’s what you do the rest of the time in your relationship that will help you weather the rough spots.
Studies have found that one of the best predictors of a successful relationship is kindness. Yep, believe it or not but good ole’ fashioned manners can make a break you. Who would have ever thought those stupid manners classes our parents made us take as children would actually pay off?
But it turns out that those people in relationships who take the time to have good manners towards each other, actually have better, longer lasting relationships. Always remembering to say things like please and thank you can go a long way.
Obviously the two most obvious things you can do is always say please and thank you. But there are other things that might not be so obvious that you should really consider, like always considering the other person’s feelings on a subject.
Before volunteering your significant other for something, ask them first if it’s something they want to do in the first place.
Compliment a person on how they look or how well they did something. If you try hard enough you can always find at least one thing to compliment a person on.
The thing to remember is that in a relationship good manners do matter. If you really care for someone, then take the time to appreciate them. Say please, say thank you and above all else, always remember their feelings. In other words, don’t be a selfish jerk. If you really care about something then show them respect and use your best manners.