Aim for healthier relationships

A relationship is what you have with your loved ones, friends, and co-workers.  It is that connection you have and how you interact with them.

A relationship, though, doesn’t happen instantly.  It is built, mostly out of patience, love, and trust.  But once you’re in a beautiful relationship, it is bound to last and even you would experience a happier and healthier life.

PSST.ph gathers the best advice to maintaining a healthier relationship.

Aim for healthier relationships
Aim for healthier relationships

Accept

Acceptance is recognizing the other person for who he is.  It is also welcoming his family as your own and respecting his choice of friends.  With acceptance, there is hardly any forgiveness because there is nothing to be reconciled in the first place.

Communicate

Communication is vital to any relationship.  It isn’t only about speaking and reading but more on being able to express your thoughts, messages, and even sentiments.  Understanding the meaning behind each word and gestures is also part of a communication.  But to make a relationship healthier, you should communicate with courtesy, compassion, and sincerity.

Give

Aim for healthier relationships
Aim for healthier relationships

A relationship is bound to succeed if there is a balance of give and take.  As one gives and takes, the other in the same relationship throws the same gesture.  Be generous then in giving compliments.  Giving as well pertains to letting your partner be with himself as he enjoys his personal space.

Listen

Any communication would be useless if no one wants to listen.  Listening is what establishes the rapport and connection.  Aside from being polite, active listening means you respect the person you are having a communication with.

Respect

A relationship will last longer if there is respect between the two interconnected individuals.  Respect is more than showing consideration, it is accepting the person for who he is.  Respect is shown through appreciating the person as well as accepting his own individuality, choices, and preferences.

Support

A strong relationship has each other’s back, especially during difficult times.  The support thrown is what makes one feel he is not alone in his battle. Strong support also reduces stress, gives a greater level of happiness, and increases lifespan.

Avoid

A healthy relationship often becomes the subject of scrutiny.  Others would love to see relationships fail, thus it is prudent to avoid temptations in the first place.  Another factor to avoid are the negative people who will only bring more negativity.  Surround self with a great company who would lift your spirit and support you with your relationship.

Aim for healthier relationships

Aim for healthier relationships
Aim for healthier relationships

Most importantly though, make sure that you have a good relationship with yourself first before you commit to other’s love.  Empower your mind, body, and soul so everything that you give is beautiful and sincere.   Also, being at peace with yourself makes you whole, not doubting the love and care you throw towards the other person.

Berlin Domingo

Devoted. Compassionate. Instinctive. Berlin loves to write personal narratives, thrilling discoveries, and mommy tips that make daily living the happiest. She shares a place called the small house with her husband and their four boys.