I didn't care enough about my relationships to not risk ruining them. If you truly respect the person you've committed to, you will never be able to cheat on him or her.

I didn't respect my partners enough to treat them like they my partners. You would just not be capable of doing that to someone you care deeply about.

[Read: How to give space in a relationship] #3 Don’t always be available.

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There’s a thin line between showing affection and smothering someone.

You may not want to smother affection on your partner, but have you ever felt like your partner tries to push you away or looks for excuses to get away from you now and then? Firstly, expressing love and smothering affection is relative and subjective.

He treats me beautifully, he challenges me, and he is there for me whenever I need him. I'm repulsed by the thought of letting another guy touch me. The idea of hurting someone I respect so much breaks my heart. If you cheat on your partner, you do not respect him or her enough not to betray stray. Your infidelity is all the proof you need that the two of you are not right for each other. I have loved each and every one of them in my own way. You can certainly care for -- and love -- a person you betray. (You two are in a relationship, after all.)But you don't love him or her . But this is what you need to understand: If you cannot sacrifice the touch of another person -- if you cannot resist the physical urge to screw someone else in favor of honoring your relationship -- you do not value that relationship enough.

If you truly loved this person with all of your heart, there would be no one else. It's understandable that you don't want to give this person up. You can feel that love, but it does not burn brightly enough.

Do you ever skip work or put away something important for later when your lover asks you for something trivial, like meeting for coffee because they’re bored or helping them clean the house even though it’s not your turn until next week? One, you’ll feel like you’re sacrificing something important to be with your lover.

That’ll make you feel like a martyr who places love above anything else.

But you can definitely make your partner dislike you when you start smothering them.

[Read: 7 secret signs of a bad relationship] To many, smothering love is nothing but an overindulgence of affection. You smother someone with affection because you crave for their affection, you want their attention, or probably because you may want to help them with their troubles, or you may want to protect them.

Do you call your partner often or sending i-miss-you texts when they’re with friends and you’re alone at home? Learn to be a friend, a confidante and everything else. Be innovative and look for new ways to keep things exciting in love.