Healthy relationships can be hard to come by if you don’t have the correct formula. Like every relationship, there are certain factors that need to be considered in order to maintain a healthy connection. What is the formula and how will this help you not only have but maintain a healthy relationship?
We cannot stress this enough to couples but communication is 100% the key factor in a relationship. If there is any trait that you should have in a relationship, communication should be the first. Communication can help improve the connection between two people by simply letting each other know what they want.
People may mistake communication for simply talking however communicating is a two-way street and needs two roles for it to be effective; one person talking and one person listening. No matter how long you’ve been together and think you know each other, it’s always healthier to be upfront and as transparent as possible.
When you talk to your partner, be sure to rid yourself of any distractions meaning put away your phone and turn off the TV. It’s important to remember that your relationship and communicating is not a riddle and guessing game. Be as clear as possible so your partner understands exactly what it is you are trying to convey – this helps avoid miscommunication and difficulty understanding.
The fundamentals of a healthy relationship also include being honest. Even when you feel like you want to break up with your partner or you’re confused about your feelings, you should be up front. A lot of people tend to hide these feelings to avoid an awkward conversation and hurting their partner, however, not telling them, in the beginning, is enough to cause more hurt.
It takes a lot of courage for someone to be honest with their partner however it is a vital art that we must all practice. If you feel sad by something your partner has said if you don’t tell them, how will they know? Assuming your partner knows something is quite possibly the worst thing you can do and is far from a healthy relationship. In fact, you should assume your partner knows nothing and in that case, you should break it down for them.
This doesn’t just refer to romantic relationships, you should respect everyone in your life. When you’re in a relationship, you should respect each other and each other’s families, you should respect each other’s privacy and decisions. Remember that relationships involve two people meaning you give what you get. If you’re disrespectful to your partner, don’t be surprised if they behave the same way to you.
You should never feel as though your partner needs to earn your respect. The fact that you have committed to your partner, means the respect should be there automatically unless they have done something to break that respect. In this case, you should factor in that communication.
These three things are absolutely vital in relationships and we truly feel that you should take into account all three to help grow your relationship and maintain a healthy connection.