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How to Be a Better Girlfriend in a Relationship

by Kate Taylor

Relationships can be extremely tricky, and many women often wonder how they can become better girlfriends in the hopes that they can drastically improve their relationships. It is important to remember that you should never change yourself for a boyfriend. However, you can make small, easy and subtle changes to the way you relate to your partner. Working together with your boyfriend to build a stronger relationship can help it grow and flourish.

Tell him what you want instead of keeping him guessing. Your man will probably get sick and tired of having to read your mind, so stay away from the games and stick to the facts. Let him know that you want to go on a romantic vacation or a simple date, and work together to try to make it happen.

Give him the benefit of the doubt. If your boyfriend is doing something that upsets you, take a deep breath and remember that if you haven't communicated with him about how his behavior annoys you, he simply might not know. Try to keep your cool, and listen to the reasoning behind his actions, before starting an all-out war.

Spend time with the people who are important to him every once in a while. Don't be afraid to go out for drinks with him and his buddies if you are invited along. Remember that if he is asking you to hang out with his friends, it is a definite sign that he is interested in you.

Keep up your confidence. Guys love a girl who is completely confident in herself and not afraid to be independent. Go out with your girlfriends sometimes, and don't freak out every time he gets a text from another girl. Relationships are about trust, so don't be afraid to let go and trust your man to do the right thing.

Plan an exciting date for the two of you, and don't make him feel bad that he didn't get around to planning it himself. Guys appreciate it when a girl takes some initiative in the relationship and steps out of her comfort zone. Buy him tickets to his favorite concert or sporting event, and have an exciting date doing something he loves.

About the Author

Kate Taylor is a professional writer based in Lafayette, Ind. She has served as an online copywriter in areas such as pet care, education and landscaping. Taylor is working toward her M.B.A. at Loyola University Chicago.

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