Personal Development

5 Poor Hygiene Traits That May Negatively Affect Your Relationship

Written by Ion Doaga

You agree with me when I say:

It’s hard to love someone who doesn’t love himself.

Without a checklist of personal hygiene habits, your couple isn’t going to feel safe with you. Even having an awesome personality, bad habits create boundaries in building relationships. But that’s not the purpose of a relationship.

Strong couples help each other build easier life’s.

If your partner doesn’t complain about your sanitary issues, it doesn’t mean they enjoy your self-disrespectful signs.

But talking about this is embarrassing.

remove_toxic_energyMany couples don’t speak about each other’s poor hygiene issues, to prevent hurting their delicate feelings.

In this article, I’ll show you a few ways how poor hygiene may negatively impact your life in a couple. I’ll also give you the solution how to fix that sanitary issue.

5 Poor hygiene issues that may affect building a relationship

Bad breath

Bad breath and relationships are like oil and water: they don’t mix.

A relationship is built on trust. You earn that trust when there is fresh breath while you kiss your girlfriend. It’s different when she feels the bad breath coming out of your mouth when you whisper tender words at her year.

It may turn her off. The result is less kisses and face to face conversations. The relationship is becoming colder.

The solution:

You can fix bad breath issue by having better oral hygiene.

If you notice bad breath coming out of your mouth you should see a dentist. Carries may cause unpleasant breath.

After the dentist treated your teeth make sure to prevent oral issues in future.

Dirty hands

Hands are the part of the body mostly exposed to many external factors. Thousands of germs and microorganisms land on them after touching dirty things. If microbes get inside your body it may cause health diseases.

It also may infect your couple mate.

Living together requires sharing many common things, which pass microbes to your partner.

The solution:

Soap is a revolutionary invention. It kills 83% of all microorganisms on your skin. It helps prevent a lot of sanitary diseases.
Wash your hands each time you use the bathroom, before and after meals or after touching dirty things.

Keep your hands clean to prevent affecting your partner’s safety.

Washing hands aren’t rocket science. You just need soap, water, and 2 minutes of your time.

Unpleasant body odors

This personal hygiene issue keeps your honey away from you. Not because she hates you, but because she can’t resist the fish smell your body releases.

This definitely turns her off.

Don’t make it hard for her to kiss, hug or be around you. This will extinguish the fire in your relationship.

The solution:

You need to understand that the skin on your body constantly produces sebum. If you don’t wash it off, it releases unpleasant smells.

The fix is very simple.

Take showers more often. Take one or two showers per day and this will keep your body fresh and clean. Your honey will enjoy the fresh smell of your body.

Poor condition of your body

The conventional wisdom says that loving someone means accepting his imperfections. Though I agree with this to some extent, I don’t think you should accept weak characters.

The body condition speaks a lot about your character. Gaining weight, losing skin glow or body odors are your weakness. This isn’t something your partner could be proud of.

If you accept the defeat without fighting, you aren’t a good life partner. Your couple mate can’t rely on you in challenging circumstances.

Here is the deal.

If you want to maintain the relationship earn the trust of your couple mate. Show your self-esteem and confidence. Begin with your body.

The solution:

Maintaining your body in good shape is a little more complex than the above hygiene habits. It requires exercising, proper dieting, and reducing eating portions. This lifestyle will improve the physical appearance of the body.

When you love how you feel in your own body you may proceed to the next secret tip. Groom your body and improve your dressing style. That’ll make you look attractive and confident as James Bond.

There are many ways to improve your physical appearance, but it’s best to start with your body.

Unkempt house

“When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.”

A relationship is like a flower. It blooms if it’s built in a clean and hygienic home. After all, it’s the place where your couple spends most of the time.

Few people know that viruses and bacteria can live for a long time on a variety of surfaces. A multitude of microorganisms is swarming on clothing, computer keyboard, in the pile of the carpet or couch, on the table, on the floor, on the walls, and in the air.

For a person with strong immunity, this isn’t dangerous, but if the natural defense weakens these microorganisms may cause health issues.

Living in a clean environment reduces many health risks, infections, and diseases.

The solution:

The best way to protect yourself and your couple mate is to live in a hygienic environment. Make your home a safe place from microbes, viruses and infections.

To maintain the sanitary condition of your home do the following:

  • Clean the dust in every single room of your home with a wet cloth.
  • Open the windows to ventilate your home.
  • Open the blinds to let the sunlight in.

A hygienic environment is the safest environment where a relationship can bloom and thrive.

Personal hygiene is the foundation of a healthy family

Hygiene isn’t only about your health. It is also about the health of family and friends.

Your poor hygiene may hurt your girlfriend’s well-being. This inevitably hurts your relationship as well.

A relationship is, first of all, a responsibility. It’s in your hands to build a healthy relationship. Make your friends and family feel comfortable in your company. Let them feel safe and protected with you.

Take care of your hygiene to maintain health, but most important do it for your family.

Make it easy for your girlfriend to love you.

About the author

Ion Doaga

Ion Doaga is the owner of the Wellness Gaps blog where young people find how living a healthy lifestyle helps them build successful life. You may also connect with him on Facebook.