A beautifully fulfilling relationship can bring more joy to life. A healthy functional intimate relationship is based on equality and respect, not power and control. It can bring so much pain as a broken relationship with someone dear to you. Communication is a key part to building a healthy relationship, being on the same page is very important. The first step is making sure you both want and expect the same things.
Ms. Sania Asif is a clinical psychologist and expert in dealing with psycho-social-behavioral problems, depression, mood disorder, anxiety, fear and phobia, OCD, personality disorders, weight loss, addiction, relationship problems and personal development. She has a strong background in individual and group therapy and counseling as well as inpatient and outpatient treatment. She enjoys working with the patients and great with people and clients to put them at ease during counseling.
Editor: Mr. Wakeel Murad
The following tips can help you create and maintain a healthy relationship:
- Love is more than a feeling. It is a commitment we make to people to always treat that person right and with honor. This is the basis of all healthy relationships.
- Work on yourself if you want to improve your relationship.The only thing we can change is our own self. Never think you can change someone.
- Find and pay attention to what you admire about each other.
- Create a safe space for open and honest sharing.
- In a healthy relationship, if something is bothering you, speak up, it’s best to talk about it assertively instead of holding it in.
- Nurture your feelings of affection for each other. Work on your emotional bank account.
- Learn and practice skills to really listen and hear each other. Create a shared pool of meaning before taking decision and respect each other’s feelings and choices. Your partner’s wishes and feelings have value.
- Mutual respect is essential in maintaining healthy relationships.
- Disagreements are natural part of healthy relationships, Learn and practice skills for resolving relationship conflicts. Work together to resolve conflicts and crises.
- When you argue, show care and respect to your partners feeling and opinions.
- Make it a habit to say something positive when you reunite at the end of the day.
- Don’t judge when your partner share their thoughts and feelings with you.
- It’s important to frequently express appreciation for each other. You should frequently express admiration for each other.
- Talk about positive experiences you’ve had together in the past.
- Support your partner’s personal goals and dreams,
- Let your partner know when you need their support. Healthy relationships are about building each other up, not putting each other down.
- Make time together and have some fun. Do not let conflicts or arguments spoil those times. Turn towards each other rather than away.