A healthy relationship with your partner is one of the greatest blessings of life. It helps you feel good about yourself, and also makes you look forward to going home after a long tiring day. After all, nobody wants to go to be involved in a stressful relationship, argument or date, right after a hectic day at work.
A relationship must be calming enough to help you forget all other stresses in life. However, a healthy relationship is not built in a day; it takes a lot of dedication, time, and effort.
A relationship can be termed healthy when two people love and support each other. Both partners are emotionally and practically committed to be there in the good times and the bad. A healthy relationship is based upon respect, trust, open-communication, equality, shared and individual interests, understanding, honesty and mutual care.
Couples in a healthy relationship are happier and more satisfied and are less likely to have the physical, or mental health problems caused by relationship stress. Notable benefits include: increased sense of worth and belonging, a healthy boost in your confidence, and support from your partner to try new things and to explore your horizons.
So how do you build a healthy foundation that will lead to a healthy and successful relationship in the first place? The key is always the communication.
A regular talk and mindful listening to each other’s problems are essential.
It is also important to understand that misunderstandings happen, and can leave you upset, hurt and confused. Clear things out when you feel misunderstandings seeping in.
Understand the point of view of the other person too, and work on the problem together, in the same direction. We often fail in a relationship when we fight to win from the other, not realizing that it is the both of you against a problem, and not against each other.
It is also important to note that just because you claim to love each other, does not mean that you will be able to communicate well. There is no mind-reading in relationships. You won’t just know what the other person is thinking. Encouraging an open communication is necessary.
Here are a few more ways in which you can encourage communication in a relationship:
- Set a time to speak to each other and ensure that the conversation is uninterrupted.
- Try to understand the situation of the other person too.
- Do not make your partner guess what is going on with you, or how you are feeling. Tell it to them straight away.
- Lend a listening ear to your partner, and also make sure that when you are putting forward your view, they listen to you too.
- Know what you need to know about your partner and do a detailed relationship discussion with your significant other.
- Do not cut the other person in between their talk.
- Be true and respectful in the things you talk about.
- Do not be too defensive.
- Stay calm and do not attack at your partner when you think that they are wrong.
A proper relationship with different subjects to talk about is essential.
Other than communication, the different ways to nurture your relationship are: Be humble enough to say sorry for your fault. Be very affectionate and be appreciative towards your partner’s efforts. Make your relationship a priority. Develop shared interests. Work on yourself and begin by feeling good about yourself. Find solutions that are helpful to both of you. Plan your future together.
All relationships face challenges. Even when both of you put in your best efforts, there will be times that you will have to face ups and downs. It is very normal to have a different opinion, and both the relationship and the person, is ought to change with time.
When these times or changes occur. The natural inclination is to quit trying. It can be frustrating and force us to avoid the conflict rather than resolve it. When you meet challenges in a relationship lean on communication to help you overcome any and all issues.
Every person is permitted to make mistakes, and that should not be the reason to give up on any relationship.This does not mean that you stop putting in efforts unless the relationship has turned toxic for both of you. Be forgiving and invest time. No relationship is perfect; it is always two imperfect people putting in the right amount of efforts and loves to save it.