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HOW TO SUSTAIN HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

HOW TO SUSTAIN HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

There is a common saying which goes thus: Prevention is better than cure. This is also the case when it comes to relationships. It is nearly impossible for a damaged relationship to be mended. Hence, this is why it has been advised over time that all parties to a relationship should employ conscious efforts in ensuring that the relationship is sustained, and it becomes productive in the short or long run.

Relationships are influenced and shaped by the attitudes, skills and characters which each individual contributes to it. Before a relationship is expected to be successful, it is expected that you as a participant in the relationship, has worked on your personal issues and problems. For instance, if you have a personal defect such as self-confidence, it is essential that you work on it in order to ensure that there are no relationship clashes.

Below are some key points which would help you have a healthy relationship:

  • Enhance and remain committed to your communication skills: It is important that you step-up on your communication skills in order to ensure that whatever form of relationship you have, is working. Everyone has strengths and weakness, and we can all get better if the right plans are in place.
  • Think positively: Having positive thoughts at all times is very important, and it does not only have to do with yourself, but also towards others. Thinking positively has a way of ensuring that there is no bad-blood between you and your partners.
  • Be aware of your psychological needs: You need to know where you are lagging psychologically, and how you can correct it. Do not remain in your comfort zone, plans must be on ground to ensure that you are a better person. Make goals in order to achieve your psychological needs.
  • Understand how to love your partner in their own desired way: You need to understand how your partner or partners wishes to be loved. In this case, it could be said to be understanding their love language.

Relationships are dynamic because individuals are equally dynamic. Hence, nothing remains the same, and efforts must be made to ensure that relationships are not affected adversely by any ongoing change.