If you're relationship seems to be struggling lately you may consider making some changes to your life and your relationship. You might even wonder if there is anything that you can do to be a better girlfriend. To be a better girlfriend you must first be confident and happy in yourself. You can't love someone unless you love yourself first!
If you are already a very happy and self confident young lady then you shouldn't have any problems being an equal partner in a relationship. If you doubt yourself and are low self confidence then this article may help.
There are some points that you should keep in mind when trying to be a better girlfriend. Firstly you should always treat your boyfriend the way that you would want to be treated yourself. Don't take him for granted and don't put him down all the time. At the same time you don't want to be a doormat and have him take you for granted either. Both partners in a relationship should be equal and a woman needs to have self confidence to feel that she is equal. If you and your boyfriend live together then the tasks around the home should be shared equally. Things like doing the dishes, laundry or vacuuming should be shared chores. Don't assume that you have to do all these tasks just because you are the girl.
Bad communication is one of the leading causes of relationship break ups so if you're relationship is struggling it could be due to lack of communication. If there are any problems in the relationship they need to be discussed and dealt with. If you try to ignore them and sweep them under the rug they will just continue to get work. When you are discussing any problems try to be a good listener and see the situation from his point of view, but also explain to him your point of view so he can understand how you feel.
Sometimes men feel like they aren't appreciated and they like to receive more attention. Sometimes they just need a little space and need to get out with the guys every now and then. You need to understand what his needs are in this relationship and he will appreciate that you view his needs as important.
Take an interest in the things that he likes to do, even if they don't really interest you that much. A lot of men like racing, cars or football and although you don't have to sit and watch every game or every race with him, showing a little bit of interest will keep him happy. You never know you might even find that you have some similar interests or you may come to enjoy his interests.
Ask yourself if you trust your boyfriend. A good relationship is based on trust, love and respect so if you don't have these three things then your relationship isn't likely to last long. If there are any issues that have caused you to distrust him then these issues need to be addressed. If you are hesitant to trust men because of an experience with a previous boyfriend then you need to work on those feelings and try to resolve them. A man doesn't want to be questioned constantly about whether he is being faithful; this will soon wear him down so you need to learn to trust him.
All relationships have their ups and downs and they do take a bit of effort to get through those rough patches. If your boyfriend is the man you want to spend the rest of your life with then it is worth putting in that effort to resolve any issues and have a happy, long relationship.