Humans are social animals and healthy relationships are a key to their survival. A healthy relationship with your spouse, children or siblings can be a source of great support and pleasure. However, there may be times when trouble brews in a relationship and the stress and anxiety arising out it can cripple your life. At that point in time, what is important is how you stay strong yet supportive and help yourself and your loved one surface out of the situation.
Here are a few tips that will help you cope with relationship woes before they turn worse:
1 . Talk It Out
-The secret to a good relationship is effective communication. The irony however is that when things go wrong, you may tend go on mute. Here is where a change needs to be made.
-Word your thoughts. Go to a peaceful place where you can relax while you speak and more importantly, listen. If you shut your ears, you will miss important hints in the conversation.
2 . Be Honest And Clear
-This is one essential quality that you must embrace if you want things to turn in your favor. Express your concerns freely with your partner or children.
-An open and honest discussion can help us avoid harmful breach of trust and also allow will you to live in reality instead of fantasy.
3 . Embrace Them And Their Thoughts
-Acceptance or intolerance to your partner’s attitude can make or mar a healthy relationship. Every individual has a set of qualities and flaws. More often than not, couples will find themselves in a situation where there is a clash of ideas.
-Growing teenagers and their parents also end up in such situations. Parents often have to deal with their wild ideas and decisions. It is important to express yourself, but it is equally important to accept the fact that the other person has a right to differ.
4 . Respect Each Other
-Mutual respect is a binding element in every relationship. If the youngsters do not respect their elders and do not listen to them, conversations can stall and leads to a strained relationship.
-As an elder one, if you do not respect the feelings and ideas of the younger one, they will not listen to you.To respect one another is a must, be it the younger one or the elder one.
5 . Do Not Lose Hope; Stay Positive
-To keep the wheels of any relationship going, you have to grease them with positivity. Negativity in approach, thoughts or deeds can be harmful for a relationship.
-It may not be possible to achieve all the positivity you seek, but you should strive for positivity as it also cleanses your mind. Do not cloud your mind with negative thoughts due to the worse situations.
6 . Go For A Mutual Compromise
-Now this can be tricky as you have to know how much of it is required. Compromise is a must for any stable relationship.
-However, none of the parties should feel that they are the only one compromising all the time. Consistent compromises in a relationship eventually leads to building up of negativity and even hatred in severe cases. Therefore, make sure only one of the two do not compromise.
7 . Seek Help
-Finally, when nothing seems to work and you are unable to solve issues yourself, seek advice. Pay a visit to relationship therapists/ counsellors who can counsel the two.
-It is often advisable to start the process of discussion early. Once in a discussion with your counselor, be frank with the queries. Involve your partner in all the stages so that you can help each other face the emotional woes.
So, remember as the saying goes, “Time is the best healer” you need to give time to everything and wait patiently to let such situations improve. Stay Happy, Stay Healthy!