You can encourage your partner to stay faithful in a relationship because no one wants to get cheated on when they are in a relationship.
The aftermath of the cheating makes them question their self-worth and probably makes them lose their self-esteem.
It isn’t easy to predict how your relationship will end. But, there are still ways you can make your partner stay faithful in a relationship with you.
I know that there are ways even when you put in the work to make them stay faithful to you, they may decide to cheat. But, it shouldn’t be that way.
People cheat mostly because of the lack of connection they feel towards their partners. This is why trying to make your partner faithful without using any manipulative tactics will work in the long run and I’ll be sharing them shortly.
1 Embrace Honesty
Some people find it difficult, to be honest with their partner. Some are not expressive Which makes it hard for them to share with their partner exactly what they are feeling and what they want.
When both partners are honest with each other, it is easier for intimacy to be built, for the couple to know each other better and be closer to each other.
Being honest with your partner may seem difficult initially because most people betray things that are shared in confidence. But, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t strive to trust and be open with your partner.
2 Don’t criticize your partner
Being vulnerable with another person comes with a lot of strength that most people don’t care to admit or don’t even care to try out.
When you are vulnerable with your partner, and share things with them you know they can use against you in a way that hurts you in the future if things don’t work out, it takes a great deal of strength.
Being faithful in a relationship thrives on vulnerability. So, you should never use what your partner told you to criticize or put them down in any instance
People tend to criticize their partner in the heat of anger or during an argument. This makes it difficult for their partner to be honest and forthcoming with them in the future.
So, when you have things you want your partner to work on, lovingly tell them. Don’t criticize them. You shouldn’t also make them regret being honest and vulnerable with you.
When you make them feel loved, it is easier for them to open up. When your partner sees you as someone they can trust, it is easier to stay faithful.
3 Be open-minded
As an individual, we should not have the “my way or the high way” mentality. You must be open-minded and receptive to your partner’s idea.
This doesn’t mean you should agree to everything your partner says, nor does it mean that you should do things you are not comfortable with. But, try to be receptive.
Your partner may not always be correct, sane applies to you. But, there should be a way you both can reach a compromise.
Everyone wants to feel seen and heard, especially when it comes to their partner. So, listen to your partner, accept the ideas you feel comfortable with, and share your opinion honestly. This can encourage you both to be faithful in your relationship.
Additionally, it is advisable that you and your partner share experiences or ideas with each other. It helps you both know the areas that need work in your relationship and which areas need improvement.
In a situation where this is done, it helps you guys to make decisions that will benefit you both in the long run.
4 Prioritize your relationship
When a relationship starts newly we make our partner feel loved and a priority in our life. But, most times, as the relationship progresses, we may forget what our partner means to us.
Some people cheat because they feel unseen, abandoned, unloved, and not important to their partner. This does not in any way validate why someone should not be faithful in a relationship.
But, to help your partner stay faithful, remind them that you cherish the relationship and them in their life. If you are going to be busy, communicate with them. Never leave them second-guessing the place they have in your life.
Respect your partner, and respect yourself also. Most people want to stay with someone who respects and loves them the way they want to be loved. It also helps if someone makes you feel loved and seen.
So, do what you can to maintain that passion and love in your relationship as it was when the relationship started. Don’t let years change your relationship.
5 Have reviews with your partner
This heading may sound funny to you must have reviews with your partner. Don’t delude yourself into thinking that everything is perfect because there is no disagreement.
Sit with your partner and talk honestly with them. Ask them how the relationship is for them, which areas need improvement or adjustment, what needs to be taken care of, and how they are feeling.
Asking all these questions and genuinely expecting answers you both can work with helps to keep the relationship stronger and deeper because you both are committed to making the relationship work.
6 Make the decision
It takes making a decision and sticking to the decision to stay faithful in a relationship. Yes, temptations are everywhere, but when the decision not to cheat is there, it is easier to stay faithful.
Also, you should tell your partner if cheating is a deal-breaker for you in a relationship. If your partner knows your stance on what cheating does to you and your relationship, they will know that cheating equates to losing you.
Even with these, someone who doesn’t want to stay faithful won’t stay faithful. But, it is better not to aid your partner in cheating and to help them commit to staying faithful to you.
While expecting your partner to stay faithful to you. Be someone who is also faithful to your partner because you can’t expect what you can’t give.