How to keep a healthy relationship
All relationships have their ups and downs and they all require work, commitment, dedication and willingness. Whether your relationship is starting now or you have been with your partner for many years, there are things you can do to build a healthy relationship. Even if many of your relationships have failed in the past or if you are trying to rekindle your relationship, you can learn how to communicate, be satisfied and happy.
What are the characteristics of a healthy relationship?
Every relationship is unique and people are together for many different reasons. In a healthy relationship the two partners have parity, a common goal and want the same things from the relationship. And you will only understand this if you speak honestly with your partner. However, there are some characteristics to healthy relationships and feeling expression.
Partners have a real emotional connection to each other
They make each other feel love and emotional satisfaction. There is a difference between being in love and feeling love. When you feel love, you feel accepted and appreciated by your partner. Some relationships remain stuck in peaceful coexistence but the partners are not emotionally attached. Although the relationship seems stable on the surface, the lack of emotional connection creates distance between the partners.
Comrades are not afraid of disagreements
Some couples talk calmly, while others raise their voices and disagree passionately. The key to a healthy relationship is not to be afraid of disagreements. You need to feel safe to express what bothers you without fear of possible “retaliation”, and be able to resolve your disagreements without criticism and insults.
The partners keep their relationship and interests alive
Contrary to the claims of romantic movies, no one can meet all your needs. In fact, expecting a lot from your partner can add stress to your relationship. To stimulate and strengthen your relationship, it is important to maintain your identity outside the relationship, maintain relationships with family and friends, and maintain your hobbies and interests.
The partners should communicate openly and honestly
Good communication is the key to any relationship. When people know what they want from a relationship and feel comfortable expressing their needs, fears and desires, they increase trust and strengthen the bond between them.
For most people, love is something that just happens. But to remain in love requires commitment and work. The reward is worth it. A healthy, safe romantic relationship can be a constant source of support and joy in our lives, in good and bad times, that improve our well-being.
Many couples focus on their relationship only when there are specific problems to overcome. Once the problem is addressed, they turn their attention to their careers, children and other interests.
Relationships need care and healing!
Romantic relationships require constant care and devotion for love to flourish. The health of your relationship is very important. Recognizing and fixing small problems in your relationship will help you avoid creating bigger ones. Couple therapy and individual psychotherapy can effectively help you solve
what concerns you in your relationship.