Infidelity is one of the most unfortunate and heartbreaking incidents in a marriage or committed relationship. Infidelity is also one of the primary causes of relationships ending. You need to protect your marriage or relationship from infidelity. But, you also need to realize that you can heal from infidelity and there are many couples who have made their relationships stronger after a cheating scandal. With that said, being faithful to your girlfriend or spouse has many advantages. These advantages are that you don’t feel anxious or guilty about your secrets, you feel intimate with your partner, and you focus on increasing the intimacy, both physical and emotional.
So, what can you do to never cheat on your spouse? Below are the five rules of fidelity and if you follow these rules, you can resist your temptations and lead a happy, faithful, long-term relationship.
1. Spend more time together.
This is a no-brainer. The more quality time you spend with your girlfriend or committed partner, the more intimate you will be with her. Spend ten quality minutes (at least) with your partner. It’s not a lot of time, but it’s enough for the both of you to focus on each other’s feelings, emotions, and desires. These ten minutes are also enough for you two to be physically affectionate with each other. And one more thing – do this every day!
2. Talk about the tough stuff with each other.
Communication is essential for a healthy relationship. Talk about things with your partner that are difficult, even if it hurts her feelings. This approach will reveal the more sensitive details of your personality and will let your partner know who you really are as an individual.
3. Instill trust in your partner.
If you want or need to talk to someone of the opposite sex, let your partner know about it. Also, make sure your partner gets to meet this person later. If the person you are meeting insists on meeting against your spouse's wishes, let this person know that you are unwilling to meet him or her alone. It is a sign that the other person has no respect for your committed relationship.
4. Communicate when you are apart.
If you need to travel out of the city or country for business or another purpose for a few days or longer, contact your partner frequently. Also, while you are traveling, don’t drink too much or use illegal drugs as these might cloud your judgment.
5. Think about the long-term consequences of cheating.
If you are having thoughts about cheating on your partner, take some time and think about the consequences of infidelity. Now, compare them with the benefits of being faithful. Sure, you might have some temporary pleasure if you cheat, but thinking beforehand of the long-term consequences of cheating will help to let go of your temptation. The main purpose of being faithful to your partner is to create a happy, healthy, balanced and passionate, long-term relationship. Remain focused on that goal and don’t let others or your temptation drive you to commit infidelity.