7 Tips For Healthy Relationships
When a relationships ends we are often left to pick up the pieces. We are left to flounder on our own on how to fix the relationship, whether we should fix it, or how to recover from the relationship. Building healthy relationships from the beginning is essential to avoid the pain of broken relationships.
Here are 7 ingredients for healthy relationships that we should strive to develop in every relationship, especially those close to us, our close friends, buddies, colleagues and even business relationships.
1. Be a friend to your partner, not only a lover. This secret ingredient does not often come up when people talk about relationships, but the only healthy foundation for a solid relationship that lasts a lifetime is true, genuine friendship. This is also a great reason why not to fight with your partner - because you are on the same side! If your partner is your best friend, there is a healthy foundation to start building on. And if your partner is not your best friend, why would you want to wake up next to them every morning anyways? 2. Respect your partner. Love is much deeper than a feeling. Love is a commitment we make to one partner to always treat that person right and honorably. To respect and accept the other person as he is.
3. Pay attention. "You can have everything you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want out of life." A healthy relationship helps meets needs. We serve – and get in return –without consciously and eagerly expecting, of course. It will come- mutually and naturally.
4. Be honest. "Communication is to relationships what breath is to life" The key to communicating is to be a good listener, have something good to say and express yourself well. Project warmth,, empathy and caring. By letting the other person know what we think and feel, it lets us connect with the other person. It enables us to make a connection. Both listening effectively and communicating what we feel is essential.
5. Be loyal. We are humans and humans make mistakes after all. And it takes time to change. Often, those who give up on relationships too early or because the other person isn't perfect, often forget that their next friend, their next spouse or business partner, will not be perfect either! And those who have gone through major turmoil in their relationship and emerged with patience have emerged stronger after the crisis.
6. A Common Purpose. Working together, building together, failing and succeeding together – while pursuing a common purpose - that is what relationships are made of. " To associate with other like minded people in small purposeful group is for the great majority of men a women a source of profound psychological satisfaction" Aldous Huxley Find people with whom you have common purposes with. In your current relationships, find a common purpose to look forward to. It will gel and create long lasting joy and benefits.
7. Fun. Fun brings enjoyment to the relationship. Often, this is forgotten or neglected in our family and spouses. Especially when we take the relationship for granted. We have to remember to consciously create fun situations and moments that we will remember with amusement and gratitude for a long time. Like family fun time and special moments together…
Having and developing all these takes time. But it is the most rewarding activity one can have. You'll not regret and be ever so grateful you did at the end.