It is well said that getting into a relationship is easy, but maintaining a healthy and beautiful one is tough. And a healthy relationship only grows if both sides put a conscious effort.
So we conducted a survey and based on that we have mentioned the 7 most important things to nurture a healthy relationship-
1. Respect for each others feelings-
Respect is the most important building block. It reflects how well you treat each other. It is a sign of trust, support, and value towards each other’s feelings & thoughts. Relation doesn’t mean that you cannot have your point of view or opinion, but to value your partners opinion as well, talking openly and honestly with each other, listening to each other, giving each other space, supporting each other’s interests, hobbies, careers, etc and honoring each other’s boundaries, no matter what. Show respect not only in your words but also in your actions. Remember respect strengthens the connection between people in a relationship.
2. Show Affection-
Affection is important in relationships and it is more than just an emotion. The study shows that the amount of affection you show towards your partner predicts your commitment whereas the amount of affection your partner shows towards you predict your satisfaction in that relationship. Affection results in the tender feelings called love. Take out time for your partner, compliment each other more often, say I love you, and perform many such things to make your partner feel loved and to maintain spark in your relationship.
3. Admit your mistakes-
Relationship prospers if you recognize your wrong doings, forgives, apologizes, and does not wish to hold onto self-righteousness. Holding on to the self-righteousness results in a bad relationship. For a healthier relationship always apologize for your mistake and assure your partner the same thing is not going to happen again in the future. If you have the empathy to forgive your own mistakes then you should also forgive your partners mistakes or wrongdoings. Remember apologizing doesn’t mean you are wrong and the other person is right, but it means you value your relationship more than anything. Grow a healthy relationship by compensating each other’s shortcomings.
4. Make Healthy Compromises-
Healthy compromises are the seed of many successful relationships. Compromising shows your partner that you care about his or her feelings more than anything else in this world. Healthy compromise is to keep your happiness and priorities at bay to make your partner happy. Remember there is a thin hairline difference between compromising and a controlling relationship, healthy compromise doesn’t mean you have to give up your core values and beliefs and allow your partner to make every decision on your behalf, but to make little sacrifices to fulfill your partner’s emotions desires and make him feel important.
5. Build Trust and Stay Loyal To Your Partner-
A healthy relationship cannot survive without love and trust. You must have faith in each other then only your relationship will blossom. Trust proves to each other that you are reliable, responsible, and dependable. Also, If you have any doubt, a better solution is to communicate about your concerns to develop a greater sense of trust. Marriage is a pure and beautiful thing tied with a thread of love, so don’t spoil it not being loyal to your partner. Remember loyalty is not an obligation imposed by outside forces, but it is an internal moral characteristic and feeling. Loyalty is an emotional devotion towards your partner. Without a foundation of trust and loyalty, your level of intimacy with your partner will never reach its full potential.
6. Be a Good Listener-
Relations are all about communication, by listening carefully when your partner is talking, you’re telling him/her that you care about what they’re saying. Being an active and good listener can reduce misunderstandings, vocalizes feelings and promotes a better understanding between you and your partner. Thus, active listening is a key component of intimacy and connection between partners.
7. Give Space in Relationship-
Give space to your partner for a happy and healthy relationship. Let your spouse keep and nurture outside interests and friendships. Having some time apart is good for both of you otherwise you both might feel smothered and caged. Little possessiveness should be there in a relationship but that doesn’t mean that you hold your partner tightly and become a barrier between your partner’s freedom and space. Giving space doesn’t mean that you don’t love or care for your partner, but it simply means that you value his personal desires.
Practice these 7 points if you want to be that #relationshipgoals couple and keep your relationship fresh, strong and healthy. Bottom line is “The power is within you to maintain and create a healthy and lasting relationship with your partner.”