What Being A Good Girlfriend Really Requires

March 22, 2013  |  


From YourTango

Every relationship we have — even if it does not end in marital bliss — is a learning experience. Through trial and error, I have discovered what it takes to be a fantastic girlfriend.

For some men, straying is in their genes, and you really can’t do anything about it, nor should you try. If he is the unfaithful type, let him go. As for the others, who may exhibit a glimmer of hope or simply have commitment in their DNA, the following reminders may be useful:

1. Remember: It’s a man’s nature to look. Don’t go psycho just because you see him looking or talking to another female. Remember, it is in a man’s nature to look. If he doesn’t touch and you don’t get jealous, it will keep him wanting you more. He will then work harder to keep your relationship going.

Same thing with nagging. When you continuously nag it will only annoy him more and then the nagging can turn into resentment. If you ask him to do something for you, do it once and then be patient. The screaming approach has never worked.

2. Avoid “fatal attraction” calling. Calling him over and over makes it look like you have nothing else going on in your life and thus are more needy than independent. Also, don’t stalk him by any social media sites. That never goes down well either.

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  • GirlSixx

    Oh please!!!!! I have no time or patience to read whatever list of things that need to be done to make me a good girlfriend because you know what i’ve learned and experienced.. when a man is really INTO YOU he will accept you FAULTS AND ALL,.. depending on his level of attraction for you he will overlook ALOT of things.

  • Gigi

    I’m going to take a huge leap and say this list was penned by a man. And it’s not that some of the things listed aren’t valid, but they are expressed in a way that a man would say them AND there are 3 items expressly focused on letting a man have ‘his’ time. Also, these are completely focused on a man’s needs.

  • Nikki

    In order to be a good girlfriend, I think you need to have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and trust in him. You should be able to communicate your needs, wants, opinions, thoughts, and feelings without him making fun of them. You have to be willing to compromise without putting up with BS, show affection, and be seductive and supportive. And don’t share all of your business with your friends, no matter how close…

  • JaneDoe

    I don’t think this list has anything to do with being a good girlfriend but I could be wrong