We know that everyone has their little annoying habits and personality quirks, but we don’t have to live with everyone! We are not talking about anything serious here, just the things that some men do that can really get under a girl’s skin. If you love your man to the ends of the earth, but his flaws are driving you mad, read these ten useful tips to help you overlook your man’s flaws and learn to live with them.
1. Don’t let it bug you!
When he makes that loud chomping sound with his potato chips and you are trying to watch TV, it’s only annoying you because you are letting it be so. If you keep on letting a minor thing annoy you, it will grow in your mind into a bigger issue than it really is. Remember, it’s only bugging you because you are letting it bug you.
2. Remember that you don’t own the certificate of perfection either
Do you really think that you are perfect? No one is perfect by any means, and there are undoubtedly things that you do that annoy him too. He probably hates how you never put the tops back on bottles and jars tightly enough, just as much as you hate how he tightens them too tight! Remember that you have your faults too, and then, you might just be a little more tolerant of his.
3. Don’t forget all the things that you love about him
While you are moaning about the fact that he left the toilet seat up again, have you forgotten all about that wonderful surprise he gave you for your birthday? Before you bend his ear about something trivial, think about all the important things that he gets right. When you fall in love with a man, you get the whole package, faults and all.
4. Some girls would love him for his flaws and faults
Never forget too, that someone else might actually adore your guy for the things that you think are flaws and faults. There could be a woman out there who would love to be able to pick up his dirty socks from wherever he kicked them off last night. Well, maybe, but the point is that everyone is different and no one is perfect, so love him for who he is and not for what you think you can make him.
5. Just pay no attention to it
Unless it is something really serious that annoys you about your man, it is probably not worth making a big deal about. There are far more important things in life to worry about, than the little things that might irritate you. Switch off and turn a blind eye to the little niggles, it’s probably exactly what he is doing for you. If you keep on nagging him about things that don’t matter, when there is something serious to talk about, he will just ignore you.
6. Think about the things that he could be doing!
Why are you getting mad because he came home late last night after being with his buddies, he could have come home late because he was with another woman, or not come home at all! Get these little annoying habits he has into perspective, because there are far worst things that your man could be doing.
7. Communicate openly about it
If you really can’t handle your man’s flaws, then you are going to have to get it out in the open and talk about it to him. Tackle the issue delicately, especially, if it is something very personal, but do tell him, if doing this thing is really annoying you that much. You will probably find that he had no idea it was annoying you so much, so if you don’t tell him, it won’t just go away on its own.
8. Don’t use it as a weapon
The one thing you should never do is to use one of your man’s flaws as a weapon in a fight. Everyone has their little quirks and, if you use one of his against him, he is likely to use one of yours against you. This will mean that you never get to overlook the flaw, because it always gets brought up in arguments and petty fights.
9. Remember that you wouldn’t like it, if the roles were reversed
It can be quite hurtful to be told that something you do without even realizing is really annoying your partner, so think about how you would feel if the shoe was on the other foot. If this thing that he does is really not doing any harm, then you might want to consider whether it is really worth hurting his feelings by raising the subject at all.
10. Laugh it off
When you’ve been with someone for a long time, there are bound to be some things that both of you do that irritate the other sometimes. The easiest way to deal with it is to make a joke about it and don’t take it too seriously. Your relationship is worth a lot more than that one minor flaw.