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October 24th, 2019

Make Space for Privacy in your Relationship

When it comes to a relationship, privacy is the seed of freedom that gives birth to the fruits of compassion, respect, security, care, trust, honesty, and everlasting love.

A happy relationship begins with freedom and mutual respect for each other’s emotional as well as physical boundaries. However, when there is no freedom ‘to be oneself’ in a relationship, romance and authenticity fade amidst false expectations.

While your feelings and expectations for your partner might be genuine, it is important to understand that it’s not acceptable to impose things you like upon them or expect them to change as per your needs. In order to enjoy a long lasting relationship, you and your partner should respect the following boundaries:

 

Don’t Rush - Respect Sex Boundaries

When it comes to intimacy and sex, it is important to be mindful and respectful towards your partner’s desires, needs, and comfort levels. Talk to your partner and set boundaries and expectations around sexual fantasies and methods of protection. Always practice your right to use the best condoms in India while having sex. Don’t assume that just because your partner was comfortable with something in the past, he/she will always be comfortable with it. At any point in time, your partner has the right to mold the boundaries depending upon the situations.

 

Digital Life and Privacy

 
“Respect your partner’s right to digital privacy.”
 

When it comes to the digital world, the line between healthy and unhealthy relationship becomes unclear. Being in a romantic relationship isn’t about controlling your partner, rather it’s about giving enough space for your partner to grow at all levels. Even if you trust your partner blindly, sharing private information like passwords of social media handles, phones, or websites isn’t a good idea. Giving your partner access to your digital world allows him/her to post or share anything without your permission. This may lead to digital abuse.

Similarly, it is equally important to set clear boundaries around sexting and sharing nude pictures. Once you’ve sent a text or a nude picture, you may lose your hold over who sees or misuses it. So shut the phone up and respect your partner’s right to digital privacy.                                                         

Privacy is the key to respect, security, and protection in a relationship. Therefore, establish some healthy boundaries and nullify the possibilities of any harmful intrusions into your personal lives.    

 

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