This is one topic Ashton Kutcher should have read up on.
While fidelity is becoming that elusive factor in many relationships, there are a few traditional hearts that still vouch for it. Loyalty, albeit a simple word, carries immense weightage. While some believe loyalty should come naturally to both the partners involved in a serious relationship, others argue that humans are born to be polygamous. It is your choice as to which side of the team you wish to be on, and if loyalty is your pick, then this article will help you know how you can be just that.
1. Control your impulses
It is easy and common to get carried away at any given opportune moment. But remember that while the excitement of the impulse will last a night, the guilt is going to last much much longer and will make you miserable. So learn to control your urges and tell your mind what is more important – a moment of pleasure or ample memories of love?
2. Be realistic
Having unrealistic expectations from the relationship or from your partner can be detrimental to the relationship. Learn to look at things from a practical point of view and be realistic in what you anticipate. Once you have a clear picture of what you can get out of this relationship, you will be able to accept it better and be loyal and happy and content.
3. Keep the connection alive
It is usual to fall in a rut when dating for a long time. Realise that the relationship requires effort and that it is your responsibility to make it work. Take up a salsa class, spend quality time together on weekends, or explore newer hobbies. Keep the spark alive and the thought of straying won’t cross your mind.
Learn to focus on the good aspects of your relationship and not just the bad. Your relationship can go through a variety of stressful situations – financial issues, irregular sex due to work, family complications etc. Even in demanding situations like these think about the good and talk over the bad. Strive to find the balance and communicate well. (Dating, MensXP.com)