Healthy relationships have been shown to increase our happiness, improve health and reduce stress. Studies show that people with healthy relationships have more happiness and less stress. There are basic ways to make relationships healthy, even though each relationship is different. These tips apply to all kinds of relationships: friendships, work and family relationships, and romantic partnerships.
We all agree that the basis of all successful relationships lies in the fact that the involved individuals have great comfort levels and nearly share the same temperament. You should make sure before entering any healthy relationship that you are friends from the core. Your partner can share with you any sort of sorrows, joys and be even able to criticize you without being afraid of losing you and vice versa.
If we just ignore the fact that you are not great friends then there can be no relationship and if it still thrives then it will take no time for it to turn into a toxic one. Friendship is part of a healthy relationship.
Talk with each other.
It can’t be said enough: communication is essential to healthy relationships, really be there, do not interrupt or plan what you’re going to say next. Try to fully understand their perspective. Show that you are interested. Ask about their experiences, feelings, opinions, and interests. Let people know who you are, but don’t overwhelm with too much personal information too soon.
Most relationships have some conflict. It only means you disagree about something; it does not have to mean you don’t like each other. The conversation will be more productive if you have it when your emotions have cooled off a little, so you don’t say something you may regret later. Share how you feel and what you want without assigning blame or motives.
Try to factually describe behavior that you are upset with, avoiding criticism and judgment. Attack the problem, not the person. The conversation is likely to get bogged down if you pile on everything that bothers you. Avoid using “always” and “never” language and address one issue at a time.
Take responsibility for mistakes.
Apologize if you have done something wrong; it goes a long way toward setting things right again. Not all differences or difficulties can be resolved. You are different people, and your values, beliefs, habits, and personality may not always be in alignment.
Communication goes a long way toward helping you understand each other and address concerns, but some things are deeply rooted and may not change significantly. It is important to figure out for yourself what you can accept, or when a relationship is no longer healthy for you.
We can’t turn our backs on the fact that we expect things to work out at a phenomenal rate in this modern world. But wait to take a deep breath. Relationships don’t work this way, it makes its way in its own pace and to a great extent depends on the receptibility of the individuals to take it to the next level. Spending more time with each other can help, so try to spend a lot of time with each other. Patience not only works like magic to build a healthy relationship but also builds you as an individual.
Sometimes our beloved one doesn’t require your expertise and depth you possess from within but requires a patient heart to listen. So being calm, patient, and having a phenomenal ability to listen can boost your relationship.