Tips For Building A healthy Relationship
Relationships are a capricious science. It can mentally and physically affect you. Even you and your astrologer have advice on what makes a relationship healthy and strong, for some it's entirely rethinking what love means whether they are in a relationship or not. While for others, it could be pursuing a monogamy or polygamy relationship.
Sure, experts are regularly throwing their opinions and research findings into the ring but how many people actually keep track of “how frequent do you have an intimate time with your partner” or “how long do they spend cuddling”? All these questions are great to keep a tally on but often people forget that the fundamental aspect of a relationship that requires no math—it’s just talking.
In terms of keeping the spice alive, you can talk a lot about surprise and delight. If you can still do that for your partner in little ways, it really goes a long way. In short, it’s just being mindful. Below are the list of a few things that you can consider when it comes to communication for a healthy relationship.
- Show your love even with small gestures
Some of our partner(s) love sparkly gifts, but there’s a much less expensive way to their heart. For example getting your partner a cup of boba tea after a long exhausting day, knowing that they love it. Another example, let's say you often get hungry on a day out, so your partner always brings extra snacks for you just in case your tummy growls. Cute right?
- Understand your partner’s love language
To understand a true act of love is to understand your partner's love language which could be an act of service, receiving gifts, quality time, physical affection or words of affirmation. For example, if your partner’s love language is an act of service, they could be doing something while thinking of you such as making your coffee in the morning or help to pump some air in your car’s tires. To find out what's your love language, click here.
- Don’t let anger linger
Every relationship has its moments of conflict—yours is no exception. But couples fight, whether it be over household chores—you hate when your partner forgets to take out the garbage before bed or ordering too much food for a party, you should discuss on how to solve the problem instead of throwing shades at each other or screaming on top of your lungs, you could figure out how to put a reminder around your household about your to-do list. Nitty-bitty arguments could be solved and recovered in 3 to 5 minutes of discussion. And that's the power of talking.
- Have a deep conversation
Research has shown couples who discussed “deep questions” were much more likely to maintain their level of connection than those who kept to small talk. Knowing how to have a deep conversation isn't easy, however rather than keeping it to only small talk, it is crucial to maintaining an intimate connection. We suggest creating a weekly ritual of asking questions, maybe on a Friday night. You can spiral off into other topics to make it lighter but the point is to start a real conversation and learn more about your partner.
- Giving each other personal space
Giving yourselves some personal space can also give you a better perspective on your relationship. Whether you have a conflict to deal with or are planning for the future, having time to yourself will enable you to think more critically about whatever it is the two of you might be going through.
According to new research, practicing these wellness tips could totally transform your relationship. And if you’re tired of the same ol’ dinner-and-a-movie date night.
Healthy relationships have been shown to increase our happiness, improve health and reduce stress. Studies show that people with healthy relationships have more happiness and less stress. There are basic ways to make relationships healthy, even though each relationship is different. These tips apply to all kinds of relationships: friendships, work and family relationships, and romantic partnerships.