There are so many types of couples out there. What works for one couple does not necessarily work for another. Becoming a successful couple takes a lot of work, honesty, good communication skills and the willingness to move forward together when times get tough.
What do we actually look for in a healthy relationship? Trust and communication are a good place to start. Without trust, a relationship cannot thrive or move forward. Communication is a key factor in any relationship. When the lines of communication falter, maybe it’s time to get a third party involved. After all, if you two are committed to one another, then this will be a step in the right direction.
While not everyone may have a best buddy to lend an ear, online couples therapy can be the right avenue to pursue. At regain.us, you can get connected with a therapist online who can help you find your way back to one another with better communication skills just by logging on and choosing a licensed therapist.
It’s easy to get off track today with our busy work lives, the constant tug of social media and long commutes. Add to that sparse communications skills, along with too many obligations, and this is where misunderstandings and hurt feelings begin to brew. Tackle the problem now before it becomes too complicated.
Texting has taken the place of phone calls in many instances, and it just isn’t a replacement for someone’s voice. Take some time to meet for dinner, and put the phones away. See one another for who is really sitting across from you. Listen, make good eye contact and smile.
So what do you think a healthy relationship looks like? The answer may surprise you.
Sharing a sense of humor ranks high on the list. After all, if you can’t laugh together, what happens when the difficult days come around?
Give one another some space. In a world full of social media buzz, you and your partner definitely need some “time out” from the chatter of the news, and sometimes from one another! Give space freely!
Appreciate your partner for who they are now and not who you would like them to be. Give up the expectations, do the work on yourself instead. Think back to what attracted you to them in the first place. Be thankful and appreciative for how they have touched your life in so many positive ways.
Give them a big hug. Never underestimate the power of a hug or a soft touch. In this wired up busy world we live in, that simple touch can be more powerful than you realize.
How about respect? That’s a big one on the list to a good quality relationship. Listen intently when your partner has something to say. If you are working on your response, you won’t really be listening. Mutual respect is the road to take.
Always be empathetic. Remember, you are two individuals in a dynamic relationship. Do your best, if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything. This is something we all learned in grade school. And it is a good thing to remember always.
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu.