Overcome Frustration, Build A Healthy Relationship And Strengthen Your Connection
Relationships, undoubtedly, dictate the quality and the route of our life.
Connections whether they are family, intimate, professional, or social, not only provide a support network for our well-being but are also responsible for our growth and development.
It is crucial therefore to have healthy bonds with others so we can benefit from their existence and enjoy a more fulfilling life.
Creating strong and secure relationships though isn’t always easy. We are human beings after all with flaws and complexities which make our interactions even more complex and demanding.
Our emotional needs, our upbringing, as well as our expectations, can create friction in our connections and undermine their otherwise advantageous impact.
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However, there is always a solution to everything, and ensuring a healthy relationship boils down to adapting some simple yet essential habits.
And this is what this article is about. Below you will learn about them and how you can integrate them into your personal connections.
7 Key Habits For Building A Healthy Relationship
In this post, you will discover the most important of them, so stick around and the rest will follow!
Communicating with the other party whether it is your spouse, relative, friend or colleague is the basis of a healthy relationship.
It means sharing your feelings, thoughts, wants, and needs in an open, honest and respectful way. It also means being able to actively listen to what the other person is saying (or not saying) and making them feel heard.
Healthy communication abstains from critical and judgmental undertones, is based on mutual trust, and enhances the trust in turn between the two parties. These are all crucial components of a healthy relationship.
So, quit shrugging your shoulders and replying the annoying phrase “I am fine’ when you are actually not, avoid pilling up grudges and make space for constructively talking to each other to upgrade your relationship’s health.
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2. Be respectful
Behaving with respect is another fundamental “habit” of a healthy relationship. Respect is earned as you know gradually and it requires being first respectful of yourself and then of the other.
To make a long story short, being respectful comes with honoring your needs and values, being able to say no when “red lines” are crossed but also being flexible enough to accept the opinions, views, and needs of the other and being willing to find common ground when disagreements arise.
Every human connection will have its ups and downs now and then.
Meeting them with mutual respect without mocking or accusing your other half of their thinking and way of seeing things will surely add more health coins to your relationship piggy bank.
3. Make time
Do you take your relationships for granted expecting that the other party will be there for you even if you don’t make time to see them often or talk to them even on the phone?
Well if you do, you better start changing that and making it a habit to reserve more time in your calendar for your relationships.
For a bond to deepen and grow quality time must be spent between its parties for joint activities, intimate moments, heartfelt communication, or mere fun.
For some connections, an hour at a café for catching up can be enough now and then but for others, more quality time must be dedicated to ensuring that you are both satisfied by your connection and that your need is being met.
So, say goodbye to distractions like watching too much television or scrolling down aimlessly on your social media and start connecting more.
4. Stop comparing
Every relationship you have is unique and should be considered as such. Comparing it to other romantic liaisons, friendships or work connections has nothing to add to its quality.
Instead, comparisons will only subtract from the trust and faith you have already put in it and may even result in undermining its future.
Stop putting your relationships on the scales with other connections and start focusing on your bond each time.
Concentrate on how you can improve the ways you are interacting with each other to make you more content and happy. This is the habit that supports a healthy relationship and not comparison.
5. Abstain from gossiping
Which means what happens in a relationship stays in the relationship.
Although it may be tempting to vent to your mother or your friend about what your spouse did this time or how a mutual friend treated you it will only offer you instant yet superficial relief.
The side effects though of this kind of behavior will be much worse. You not only cloud other people’s view of the other person but you are betraying in a way the already trust built in your connection.
What’s more, think for a second: would you like it if the other party was talking negatively about you to someone else or disclosing personal information? Probably not.
So, you better afford them the same respect to ensure you’ll have a healthy relationship.
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6. Support each other
For a healthy relationship to endure the weathering of time, mutual support must also be a priority. Celebrating the small and bigger victories of each other makes you both feel validated and secure enough to go after your goals.
In addition, when you leave space for others to be themselves and grow individually the bond you have is also growing and developing. Healthy people, make for healthy relationships.
7. Take care of yourself
Which brings us to the last but equally important “habit”. The habit of self-care. You have to be healthy yourself to be able to offer your part in the relationship and contribute to its growth.
Self-care doesn’t mean just staying fit or doing your hair and nails. It also means abstaining from unhealthy habits like addictions of any kind or not having personal goals to seek after like expanding your knowledge or aiming to self-actualizing your potential as a human being.
Remember that no one wants a partner that stays stuck and doesn’t evolve, is clingy, and doesn’t have a life aside from the relationship. A healthy relationship merely mirrors the state and condition of its parties.
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