When asked what is essential for a relationship, the most common opinion would be – love is the most crucial element to sustain a relationship. That is very true, yet other factors too, play a pivotal role in maintaining a healthy relationship. Nowadays, women are on par in the workforce and contribute equally to achieving the company’s goals.
Gone are the days when women’s roles are limited to the four walls of the home. They are equipped to balance the roles of a partner and a working home. But to ace the roles of both, they need the support of their partner. After all, they are human, and they too will feel overwhelmed and out of balance.
How can you, as the best boyfriend, support your girlfriend in achieving their goals?
Be Their Best Cheerleader
Encourage them in whatever pursuits they want to embark on. It could be that they want such a career, want to start up their own business, or want to go back to school. Whatever the path they want to take, tell them that they can do it. It isn’t impossible, and you’ll be there in every possible way to help them achieve their goals.
Steer Their Focus Towards The Positive Side Of AchievingTheir Goals
It is imperative to stumble across obstacles when one is on the journey of becoming someone great. But if we get disheartened by just a few stumbling blocks, it will be a very drawn out journey for us.
Support your girlfriend by picturing them a beautiful glowing picture of the successful versions of themselves. Don’t scare them by exaggerating the opposing sides of pursuing their goals. Every coin has two faces. Your role is to make one side of the coin shinier than the other.
Help Your Girlfriend In Designing A Plan To Pursue TheirGoal
One way to support your girlfriend is to help them figure out how to achieve their goals. If it’s a goal that can be achieved in the long term, you can help them break down the lofty goal into achievable short-term goals. You can sit with them and discuss and pitch in your opinions like you think plan A is better than plan B. Sometimes having a second opinion is handy in making decisions. By sharing your two cents, you could be helping your girlfriend take a step towards their goal. This will develop mutual respect between you and will make your relationship stronger.
Keep Your Partner Away From Distracting Activities
You could also support your girlfriend by demotivating them from indulging in activities that wouldn’t complement them in achieving their goals. Self control is a challenging feat.
Imagine staring at a delicious ice-cream but not allowed to taste it. That is a very cruel punishment, I must say. If you remove the ice-cream, then there wouldn’t be any hell to suffer through. Similarly, as a boyfriend, you could alleviate their suffering by reducing the distractions around them and focusing on the tasks that need to be done.
Procrastination is a cheeky little pest, but with your help, she could beat it easily.
Don’t Be A Control Freak.
As a right partner, you should be riding shotgun and not sitting on the driver seat. You have to guide the driver sitting in the next seat and not grab the steering and lead the path. That doesn’t make you a good boyfriend and could make your girlfriend think you don’t trust them.
Similarly, while it is good to help them in tasks that will ease their work somehow, trying to do everything for them may backfire. This behaviour may inadvertently make them keep their goals to themselves and not share their career goals or ideas with you.
Don’t Interfere Unless Asked To
There may be circumstances when your girlfriend doesn’t want your help. So, it is advised not to keep fluttering around them in the name of helping them. It can be annoying, and they do not want to be rude by stating the same.
They could misunderstand your good intentions and may come across as a show-off. If you do not want to be painted as an arrogant-boyfriend, then it is better off if you do not keep butting into their business all the time. Do not interfere in their business unless requested.
Subtlety Is Your Ally
The complete humanity has flourished only based on each other’s co-operation, and we wouldn’t be in this era if we solely relied on individual efforts and not teamwork. But few people have an aversion towards accepting help, and your girlfriend could be one of them. They think everything has to be done independently and seeking any little help is a weakness.
In that case, subtlety is your ally. You could support your girlfriend in little ways and not let them realize that they received help from you. This could avoid negative repercussions in your relationship where your girlfriend may not feel controlled.