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Manners are important, that’s why your parents taught them to you. So why do so many people let their manners slip when they become comfortable with their partners? I've seen guys treat stangers nicer than how they treat their girlfriends. There is something terribly wrong with that.
For example, when we get comfortable, we stop holding the door for the other person. You wouldn't walk through a door knowing there was someone behind you and let that door slam right in the stangers face. But so many people let that happen to their significant other.
Example two, when we get too comfortable in a relationship we stop saying our please and thank yous. It's amazing how a simple "please" can make a statement less of a demand and more of a question. Since my boyfriend and I have been going out for so long, I often forget to say my "thank you's". Just those two words make him feel appreciated and it acknowledges the kind gestures that he does for me.
Sometimes, things get complicated, we get busy, and we rush through our lives. But a lot of arguements could be spared if we just slowed down and go back to the basics. It's one thing to be comfortable in your relationship and it's another to be down-right rude. So always, remember the manners your mother taught you!