Being in a healthy relationship can be one of the most satisfying and gratifying experiences you can create for yourself in your life. It makes all the difference when navigating through the ins and outs of this world. Here are a few ways to do a check in on your relationship to make sure it is in tiptop shape. Some of these might also be good points of communication for you and your significant other to give your relationship a healthy boost.
How to Communicate and How to Fight
There is a lot of misconception about fighting and relationships. A healthy level of fighting and disagreement is normal. It’s all about how you fight and how you resolve things. It’s OK to have disagreements, in fact it’s healthy for people to not always get along. If you see couples that act like everything is always OK and they are lovey-dovey all the time, it is false. Real life is messy. The most important thing you can do for your relationship is to learn how to fight, and get your point and needs across, but then both resolve and find a solution to move forward from a disagreement. Your relationship will get a healthy boost from learning how to fight properly.
Being Together and Being Alone
It is equally important to spend time together as a couple and also to spend time apart from one another. Humans need time to recharge and regroup and sometimes this can only be done alone. It is important for both of you and the relationship to have your own activities and hobbies that do not involve the other person as a way to take some time and meditation for yourself. Have lots of fun things to do together, but equally find moments of silence and other outlets for yourself.
They say the healthiest relationships involve copious amounts of laughter. Learn to laugh at yourself, at your spouse, and more importantly laugh together. Do activities together that chunk on your belly and make you feel like a kid again. Sometimes the world is very serious and unfun, so injecting a healthy dose of laughter will give you all the benefits together as a couple. Have other couple friends to do activities with and you’ll double the fun.
Sharing Is Caring
Encourage sharing in your relationship. Both in physical and emotional forms. Share with your partner when you aren’t having the best day and allow them to do the same for a give-and-take relationship. Learn to share all the joys and disappointments of your world together and you’ll always have your best friend by your side. The basis of any great relationship is built on trust and sharing.
By doing a quick scan of your relationship and examining ways to grow and flourish, you’ll both be doing yourselves a huge favor. Examine some of these elements and find a few of your own to take your relationship to the next level and keep it thriving for many years to come.