Healthy relationships increase our happiness, improve health, and reduce stress. Studies show that people with healthy relationships have more happiness and less stress. It’s important we all have in our minds that relationships aren’t one-size-fits-all. What works for A may not work for B; but no matter who you love, how you met, or the history you have together, healthy relationships share certain traits: trust, communication, growth, intimacy, and more. You can work on building these traits, whether you’ve been in a relationship for a week or a decade.
In this article, I will share some effective tips to build a healthy relationship that makes you happy.
1. Do The Things You Did In The First Year You Were Dating
As days, months and years go by in your relationships you tend to forget the things that brought you are your partner together. They were certain things that brought you and your partner together, when last did you try them. Think back to the first year of your relationship and write down all the things you used to do for your partner. Now start doing them and rekindle that spark that was there from the beginning.
2. Communicate Effectively
In relationships, don’t expect your partner to be a mind reader. Speak up and communicate with your partner. Ask your partner what is wrong? Communicating in a healthy relationship means listening. Are you listening to your partner? Is your partner listening to you? You both need to communicate your needs and listen to each other. Also, remember that it’s not about you – it’s about what you can do for the person you love. Meeting your partner’s core needs will take you to new levels of happiness, love, passion, and trust.
3. Resolve Your Fights With love
In all honesty, there is no relationship without fights, I mean think about it, two different people who see things differently but have some similarities together. There must be fights. But the question is how do you solve these fights with love? First, cool down before talking, it’s always better to not let your emotions get in the way so you don’t say things you will regret later. Share how you feel and what you want without assigning blames for example “When you go for evening hangouts and you don’t inform me I start to feel like you don’t care about me” vs. “You never call me when you go for evening hangouts. I guess I’m the only one who cares about this relationship.” Another point to note is that you should attack the problem, not the person, understand that some problems will not get solved in one day, you both have to find the most effective way to solve that problem.
4. Let Trust be the Foundation of Your Relationship
The foundation of every healthy relationship is built on trust. Trust does not only give partners assurance but it also springs respect, interaction, and growth. Think about this, can your partner trust you during the time of stress, uncertainty? Can your partner trust you to be there for them, even when you’re stressed or uncertain? Can your partner trust you to be honest and clear with them, even when you feel like what you have to say might wound them? Do they trust that you will meet their needs? These are important questions you should ask yourself. Without trust, your relationship will be built on shaky ground.
5. Be Yourself & Be Honest
How long do you want to pretend to be who you’re not? Not for so long, that is why from the beginning of your relationship or marriage as it may be. Be honest and make sure you’re true to yourself and your partner. You’re authentic and being yourself. You have accepted your flaws and chosen to work on them to get better while accepting the differences between you and your partner. Remember, healthy relationships are made of real people. Share this with your partner so you can both be informed. Also if you need someone to talk to about any of these issues, please don’t hesitate to reach out, We are here for you. Click here immediately!