Relationships with the people you love should be healthy, but sometimes they aren’t. When you have an unhealthy relationship with your children, parents, spouses, co-workers, and those around you, you must take on the challenge of turning the tables and making things work better for everyone involved. Healthy relationships don’t just happen; they consist of two arranged parts. Building a strong relationship takes time, commitment, and a lot of work.
Healthy relationships have been shown to increase happiness, improve health, and reduce stress. Studies show that people with healthy relationships are happier and less stressful. There are basic ways to make relationships healthy, although every relationship is different. These tips apply to all types of relationships: friendships, work and family relationships, and romantic partners.
What makes a healthy relationship?
Every relationship is unique and people bond for many different reasons. Part of what makes a healthy relationship is having a common goal of what exactly the relationship is supposed to be and where it is going. Get to know it by speaking deeply and honestly with your partner.
However, there are also some characteristics that most healthy relationships have in common. Knowing these core principles can help keep your relationship meaningful, fulfilling, and exciting, regardless of the goals you’re working toward or the challenges you’re facing together.
Building a healthy relationship:
All romantic relationships go through ups and downs, and they all require work, commitment, and a willingness to adjust and change with your partner. But whether your relationship is just beginning or you’ve been together for years, there are steps you can take to build a healthy relationship.
Even if you’ve had many failed relationships in the past or previously struggled to rekindle the fires of romance in your current relationship, you can find ways to stay connected, find fulfillment, and enjoy lasting happiness.
1. You maintain a meaningful emotional connection with each other:
Both make the other feel loved and emotionally fulfilled. There is a difference between being loved and feeling loved. When you feel loved, you feel accepted and valued by your partner, as if someone really has you. Some relationships stagnate in peaceful coexistence, but without the partners actually being emotionally related to each other.
While attachment may seem stable on the surface, the lack of sustained involvement and emotional connection only serves to increase the distance between two people.
2. You’re not afraid of (respectful) disagreement:
Some couples speak softly while others raise their voices and passionately disagree. However, the key to a strong relationship isn’t fear of conflict. You should feel confident of expressing the things that bother you without fear of retaliation, and to be able to resolve conflicts without humiliation, degradation, or insistence on justice.
3. You keep outside relationships and interests alive:
Despite the claims of romantic fiction or movies, no one can meet all of your needs. In fact, expecting too much from your partner can create unhealthy pressures in a relationship. In order to stimulate and enrich your romantic relationship, it is important to nurture your own. Identify outside the relationship, cultivate connections with family and friends, and cultivate your hobbies and interests.
4. You communicate openly and honestly:
Good communication is an essential part of any relationship. Knowing what to expect from the relationship and are comfortable with expressing their needs, fears, and desires can both build trust and strengthen the bond between you.
5. Be a Team
When there is a problem (you will have tons of it), avoid the temptation to focus on who made a mistake and who should have done what and who shouldn’t. Make an effort to build a strong relationship that solves every single challenge you face. .Learn to support your partner when they make mistakes in life; never criticize them when they are at their lowest point.
Learn to respect your partner’s decisions even when you feel like you should have made better decisions. Let them know that you care about their wellbeing. Ultimately, a great team is a team in which everyone takes responsibility for their actions.
6. Grow Together:
Strive to grow and support one another in their respective careers, personal lives and as partners. Some people, especially wives, sacrifice their careers to care for their babies only to regret later in life and blame their husbands for it. Avoid that. You both need to push each other to grow and break new ground.
Be prepared to feel uncomfortable as you grow up. If your partner is offered a job in a remote city, let them go and find out how you can make your relationship work later.
To Sum Up:
Be respectful at all times! Emotions, feelings, and beliefs aside, you should always respect the people you love, whether they are right or not. You must respect them even if you disagree with them in order to build a healthy and strong relationship.