We all long for a healthy and happy relationship with our partner as it is one of the main ingredients for a happy life. But how many of us make an effort to achieve and sustain this kind of a relationship? Don’t we expect one too many things from our partner burdening him/ her with enormous expectations and complicate matters unnecessarily?
It is easy to get into a relationship but it isn’t as easy to maintain it. There is a lot that goes into nurturing a relationship.
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Here are a few tips to ensure a healthy relationship:
Communication is the key to a healthy relationship. But many of us are not good at it. While some of us suppress our feelings and desires and keep torturing ourselves others state their demands clearly overlooking the opinions and suggestions of their partners. Both of these attitudes harm relationships.
A person who remains quite and suppresses himself for too long is likely to just blast one-day causing irreparable damage to the relationship and one who keeps nagging and dominating the other wrecks the relationship day after day.
We must communicate our thoughts to our partners calmly. We should neither suppress our feelings nor oppress the other person with our opinions and decisions.
Stand by Them
In a relationship, it is very important to stand by each other. You must stay united at all times and support each other. Be each other’s strength and help bring out the best in your partner rather than pointing out their mistakes. In life, you shall be faced with numerous situations wherein your partner will look forward to your support. You must stand as their pillar of strength during such times. This will bring you closer and strengthen your relationship.
While you may love being in your partner’s company, it is important to understand that giving personal space is extremely essential. This is necessary for you as well as your partner. Many of us feel as if we are being neglected or aren’t good enough when our partner seeks some space. We try to discuss and understand what went wrong or simply begin to sulk or argue. Do you think this would make your partner want to be with you? No, this would only push them away.
Don’t get upset when your partner makes a plan with his friends or wants to spend some alone time. In fact, take this as an opportunity to spend some time with yourself or just make a plan with your friends or parents.
Make them Feel Special
Many of us wait for a special occasion to treat our partner at their favorite restaurant or say special things to make them feel good. Why? Everyone expects special treatment on special occasions. Make them feel special every day of their life. Tell them what they mean to you. Get them something of their choice when they least expect it and see how they gleam with joy.
Help Each Other
You may have your roles defined but isn’t it a good idea to help each other in their tasks? Working together and helping each other can help strengthen your bond and make you feel loved. You will get to enjoy each other’s company even more and maybe even learn more about your partner as you indulge in these small yet essential tasks.
Learn to Forgive
When we live together 24*7 and are dependent on each other for so many things, chances are that we may disappoint one another at some point or the other knowingly or unknowingly. Many times, there are situations when things so wrong and we tend to hurt each other. We say nasty things and bring up issues that damage our relationship. If this is how your partner behaves on most occasions then it is time to think whether you want to continue this way or not however if there have been few instances wherein your partner blabbered or did something wrong then it is only wise to forgive him/ her and focus on the positive side of your relationship. Do not keep bringing up the past over and over again as it will ruin your present as well.
Learn from Past Mistakes
There is no full proof guide to a healthy relationship as each individual is different. What may work for one couple may not be as good for the other. Thus, you must try to analyze and understand what it is that disturbs your equation with your partner and try not to repeat the mistake. Our past is our biggest teacher. We must learn from it and make our relationship better. Remember, it is human to make mistakes but repeating the same mistakes over and over again is foolishness.
Do try these simple tips and let us know how these helped.