When you’re in a relationship, you get to know the inner workings of the person you’re dating. You find out their strengths, weaknesses, and everything in between. Even though you love them, you may not see eye-to-eye on everything. After all, you’re still entitled to your own opinion. At a certain point, we all have those petty, unnecessary arguments that stem from the most ridiculous topics. Sometimes even the tiniest matters can turn into full-out wars. Here are some of those arguments that every couple has at some point:
Social media. Unfortunately, we live in a time where social media has become yet another obstacle to overcome in terms of dating. Whatever you do on social media is out there for the world to see and that includes your boyfriend. The question of “Who’s that person?” eventually comes up, and this is where trust issues may start to surface.
Splitting the check. Money always seems to work its way into an argument, even if it’s something as small as splitting the check. There shouldn’t be competition between you two when it comes to finances. You should work as a team. Figure out a system instead of keeping a running tab on each other. One week you can pay, and the next time goes to him. Keep it plain and simple.
Cleaning the apartment. Learning to live with someone is difficult enough. If you live with your significant other, you get to know him on a whole new level. Everyone was raised differently and they may not have the same routines or cleaning habits as you. When dirty dishes start to pile up but no one wants to do them, this is an argument waiting to happen.
Nitpicking at each other’s flaws. Let’s face it. You may love him, but certain things about him might drive you nuts. Maybe he’s a bit messy or maybe he’s a Momma’s boy. Whatever it is, try not to make a habit out of making fun of him. He probably has a few flaws that he can point out about you, which is a recipe for disaster.
Not wanting to hang out with each other’s friends. Sometimes, you just don’t feel like hanging out with his friends and sometimes he may not want to hang out with yours. It’s normal. But let’s be honest, maybe you had a couples night planned out that he doesn’t want to go. You’re probably going to get pissed off about it.
Forgetting an important date or event. It’s easy for things to slip your mind when you have a lot going on in your life. Unfortunately, this can be taken very personally by either of you, but we all forget things sometimes. It happens. Just try to mark your calendar if it’s a something that’s really important.
Spending too much time together. When you’re in the honeymoon face of a relationship, you may get carried away with seeing him almost all of the seven days of the week. But eventually, you’ll need your alone time. Spending too much time with your partner isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but you should also let him miss you. After all, you don’t want to get sick of him too soon, or vice-versa.
Not spending enough time together. We may have extremely busy schedules and spread our time between other areas of our lives, aside from our relationship. Just make sure you don’t neglect the other person, because it can lead to feelings of loneliness or even worse, infidelity. Carve out a date night every once in a while and try to keep the romance alive.
Bringing up past arguments. Bringing up the past is a sure-fire way to get into an even larger, and more intense argument. It shows that you haven’t let something go and that you are still hanging it over their head to use as ammunition for your next argument. A few words of wisdom: just let it go. It’s not worth the fight.
Exes. Talking about exes is just an off-limits conversation. You’re in a relationship with the current person you’re dating, not your ex. No one enjoys hearing about people that you have former romantic history with, and it’s just a touchy subject in general.
Talking about the future. No matter how much you try, things don’t always work out according to plan. Sometimes, you do need to make plans for the future to make sure you are both on the same page and have the same end goals. But sometimes, trying to plan everything can get in the way of enjoying the present. Stop trying to plan everything out and live in the moment.
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