Going into any romantic relationship requires some things you should never sacrifice no matter how in love you might be. No doubt, for a relationship to blossom and also last longer, it requires huge sacrifices in terms of companionship, friendship, and for your partner to make you a better version of yourself.
When you are blessed with a partner that makes you a better version of yourself, it brings you a kind of joy that knows no bound. Such a feeling makes you one of the happiest persons on Earth. Because you start feeling you’ve found your missing half.
All relationships require some kind of sacrifice from both partners involved to strive and to blossom. The sacrifices to be made are expected to be such that is for the growth of both partners in the relationship.
One of the key factors of a healthy relationship is for both partners not to be self-centered or only think about what they stand to gain from the relationship. Without even thinking of the interest, of the other partner in both the short and long run.
Sacrifices made are also one of the key factors to a successful relationship. Even at that, there are essential things never to sacrifice for a relationship. These things are very paramount and shouldn’t be sacrificed because, you cannot be after pleasing your partner almost all the time, while you neglect yourself. Or whereby you are not getting any tangible fulfillment in return from the relationship.
Hence, the following are the essential things never to sacrifice for a relationship with your partner;
1. Your family and loved ones.
Family is everything won’t you agree? So are your loved ones who truly love and care about you. Therefore, the family is those who would stick by you both in your good, bad, and ugly moments. The family would never turn their backs on you, no matter how much of a terrible person you might be.
Hence, in the euphoria of most romantic Relationships, you may tend to want to make your partner happy by not spending much time with your family and loved ones. Giving up your family and loved ones should never be a thing you need to sacrifice in any relationship. Because once anything bad happens, and the relationship you hold in high esteem goes south.
How would you face your family and loved ones, whom you had earlier neglected for the sake of making your partner accept you in your once upon a time relationship? Hence, you should never sacrifice your family and loved ones for any relationship.
2. Never sacrifice your faith and beliefs in which you hold dear.
There are certain kinds of faith and belief systems that guide almost everyone. And you as a person are not excluded. Hence, it’s paramount that your partner loves you with whatever faith you believe in. And not give you an option to choose between the love you may have for them and the love you have for your faith.
When you tend to mellow your standards and sacrifice your faith and beliefs for your partner. It means your partner can easily walk all over you whenever h/she pleases in the short or long run. Hence, this shouldn’t be allowed or condoned.
More so, a healthy relationship should be flexible with both partners supporting each other with love, and well wishes. And not given the option to choose from a thing such as your faith and beliefs because you’re in a relationship with them. This should never be a thing to sacrifice for any relationship either.
3. The valid core principles you hold.
Principles should be the captain that guides one into achieving things and being the best version of you. Therefore, if you’re in a relationship and your partner wants you to sacrifice your valid core principles in which you have held dear almost all your life, should never be allowed in any way.
You both are separate entities with different morals and values. And those values and morals made you both be who you’re at the moment. It’s a different thing if those morals are not positive. But if they are both positive, why not hold on to them. And never sacrifice them for a relationship.
4. Respect for yourself.
Respecting yourself is one of the best things you can give yourself. It’s one of the best things to hold you up high and keep you going. When in a romantic relationship, you should never sacrifice your respect for yourself at the altar of loving your partner.
Because if you do the mistake of sacrificing the respect you have for yourself, you are giving your partner the go-ahead signal to cheat on you, to trample on you, to take you for granted, and to make you a doormat. You should never allow this by sacrificing respect for yourself for a relationship.
5. Sacrificing your Financial Independence.
There’s nothing more joyful than making your own money in the little ways you can. In your own ways and on your own terms without depending on anyone for much or for your needs.
Hence, when in a romantic relationship, you should never make the mistake of sacrificing your financial independence for your Relationship. It’s very paramount, you strive to come up with ideas. And follow them through, by figuring out things you can do, that would earn you money in the little ways possible.
This way you won’t be so broke or with too many debts on your shoulders. If the relationship goes south and your partner tends to be wicked, by not giving you the necessary things you need for your upkeep or for other essential things.
6. Your thinking abilities and things you stand for.
Most times, some folks in a romantic relationship tend to give up things they feel are right. And go for any decisions their partner goes for. They tend to forgo the things they stand for. You should never allow this, no matter how in love you might be with your partner.
Why would you even want to say yes yes, yes, to almost everything your partner says? Or want without even having an objection to something? By at least, opening up on your needs and feelings on how you feel, about how some certain things, and how you think they should be done.
Therefore, when your partner demands you do as they say or want, you should know your Relationship is no longer healthy and you should walk away from such a relationship. Rather than sacrificing your thinking abilities and things you stand for a relationship that is not challenging you by helping you grow.
7. Your peace of mind.
What’s the essence of being in a relationship when you lack peace of mind? Having peace of mind enables you to function properly, in a more relaxed way and manner. Without you always on your feet trying to always please your partner. And you’re always having unnecessary high blood pressure because you’re overly worried about the next awful thing your partner might do next.
In any healthy relationship, it’s paramount you do things at your own pace and time. Moreso, when this is the opposite, it’s certain you cannot strive too long in the relationship because you will fall apart with time. Hence, your peace of mind should never be sacrificed in a relationship.
8. Sacrificing your love for yourself.
The only way you can accurately love your partner is when you love yourself and in turn, you extend such love to your partner. But when you are sacrificing your love for yourself into pleasing your partner, then you should know sooner or later you will be taken for granted.
Why sacrifice taking good care of yourself, improving yourself, and being the best version of yourself? Don’t ever allow anyone including your partner make you less of who you are by making you love yourself less than what you’re supposed to? Remember, this should never be sacrificed for in a relationship.
9. Don’t sacrifice your Happiness.
Nobody truly owes you happiness, you owe yourself that. Your partner’s aim is only to add more spark here and there for you. Therefore, things you do, places you go, etc that helps bring out the best in you. Should never be sacrificed because of your partner.
You should endeavor not to allow such and never allow your partner to talk you into, giving up the things, that bring out the utmost happiness in you.
10. Sacrificing your Well-being.
If you maintain good Well-being, it will translate to good health for you. But if your entire well-being is in question due to the stress your partner is giving you, be it mentally, emotionally, psychologically, spiritually, and physically. Then you need to think twice.
You don’t need anything from your partner that would make you feel so drained almost every time in all aspects. This should never be allowed to happen. Hence, your well-being should never be sacrificed for a relationship
I believe you’ve been blessed by this? I will be willing to be of great assistance with any thoughts you might have about the above.