Relationship goes through ups and downs and they all take work, commitment and a willingness to adapt and change with our partner. Our relationship is just starting out or you’ve been together for years, there are steps you can take to build a healthy relationship. Relationship is unique and people come together for many different reasons. Part of what defines a healthy relationship is sharing a common goal in a relationship and where you want it to go. Also some characteristics in most healthy relationships are what do you have in common.
Few Tips for a Health Relationship
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- Communicate Openly and Honestly
When both people know what they want from the relationship; Maybe to feel comfortable in expressing our needs, fears and desires, it can increase trust, strengthen and the bond between you and you partner.
- Not Afraid of Respectful Disagreement
Couples need to talk things out quietly, while others may raise their voices and passionately disagree. Similarly in a strong relationship, though, is not to be fearful of conflict. You need to feel safe to express things therefor able to resolve conflict without humiliation, degradation or insisting on being right.
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- Keep Outside Relationships and Interests Alive
Expecting too much from your partner can put unhealthy pressure on a relationship. To sustain your own identity outside of the relationship, preserve connections with family and friends and maintain your hobbies and interests.
- Listening to Each Other
Face-to-face contact of their early dating days is gradually replaced by hurried texts, emails, and instant messages. Continue to look and listen face to face, you can sustain the falling in love experience over the long term. You likely spent hours just chatting together or coming up with new, exciting things to try. Other obligations and the need we all have for time to ourselves can make it harder to find time together.
- Give and Take in Relationship
Healthy relationships are built on compromise. It takes work on each person’s part to make sure that there is a reasonable exchange. Our partner can go a long way towards building goodwill and an atmosphere of compromise.
- Spending Some Quality Time Together on a Regular Basis
It is a shared hobby, dance class, daily walk or sitting over a cup of coffee in the morning. New things together can be a fun way to connect and keep things interesting. Trying a new restaurant or going on a day trip to a place you’ve never been before.
Expressing Healthy Intimacy
- Having Fun Together
Playful attitude can sometimes be forgotten while life challenges start getting in the way or old resentments start building up. So keeping a sense of humor can actually help you get through tough times. Surprise your partner, like bringing flowers home or unexpectedly booking a table at their favorite restaurant.
- Maintain Physical Intimacy
Affectionate contact boosts the body’s levels of oxytocin, a hormone that influences bonding and attachment. Frequent, affectionate touching;holding hands, hugging, kissing—is equally important. At the end of the day when you can sit and talk or hold hands.
Respectfully Resolve Conflict
- Fighting Fair
Focus on the issue at hand and respect the other person. Don’t start arguments over things that cannot be undone.
- Don’t Drag Old Arguments
Looking to past conflicts or grudges and assigning blame, focus on what you can do in the here-and-now to solve the problem.
Conflicts are impossible to resolve, if you’re unwilling or unable to forgive others.
- Be Flexible
Flexibility is essential to adapt to the change that is always taking place in any relationship and it allows you to grow together through both the good times and the bad.
Problems in a relationship can seem too complex or overwhelming for you to handle as a couple. Couples therapy or talking together with a trusted friend or religious figure can help.