The way to healthy relationships between married or unmarried couples isn’t a mystery. In fact, all throughout history, every successful relationship share 4 common things.
And believe me, they are not difficult things for you to have in your relationship. Put in some effort to apply the following tips and you too can have a healthy relationship that so many others dreamed of.
Learn to Mutually Respect Each Other
It’s easy to respect your partner when you both just started dating, but unfortunately, mutual respect for each other may just be forgotten as time goes by and the both of you get overly familiar with each other. So respect for each other needs effort.
Don’t disrespect your partner by making belittling comments about him/her, or criticizing him/her in front of others. Think of how you’d like to be treated by your partner and do likewise to him/her. That’ll help you to watch your actions so you don’t disrespect your partner and be on your way to a healthy relationship.
In other words, be the most supportive person you know for your partner. Encourage your partner to go after important goals and dreams no matter. And don’t just stop there. Give your partner the space and freedom to do so too.
And when hard times come by, back your partner up and he/she will back you up too. Don’t tear each other down no matter what.
Of course, don’t expect support for negative things like bad habits. If your partner nags at you for those, he/she is doing it out of concern and not tearing you down.
Learn To Trust
All healthy relationships are built on trust, and trust goes both ways. So learn to trust your partner like how you’d like to be trusted. In fact, if you start having feelings of distrust toward your partner, your relationship will go downhill really fast.
With that said, don’t become suspicious or jealous without any solid proof.
Of course, a solid sense of trust doesn’t happen overnight. Help each other to keep your promises and sticking to mutually agreed rules of the relationship (no casual sex or keeping major issues from each other, etc.) consistently over a period of time.
Those little actions will help to build trust over time.
Never Use Manipulation
That means never use guilt, threats and lies to get what you want out of the relationship. Manipulation only worsens a relationship because it isn’t based on trust, and there’s no way you can get a healthy relationship with your partner this way.
So if you find your partner regularly threatening, lying or using guilt on you, then you’ll need to think about your relationship because it won’t become healthy overtime.
There are many things you can do to develop a healthy relationship with your partner, but the main things all healthy relationships share commonly are the 4 things you just learnt. Of course, you aren’t just confined to them. All relationships are unique because no two people are alike, so always be opened to other tips that can be helpful to yours.