Keeping Your Relationship Healthy and Happy

Keeping Your Relationship Healthy and HappyTrust and respect are some of the most crucial ingredient of a lasting relationship. If you and your partner both exhibit trust, and you respect your differences and ideals, you will foster a more harmonious relationship that can last for many years.

Relationships are important because they keep you feeling happy, loved, and content. Relationships provide support when your partner encourages your decisions and comfort as you go through challenges. You are able to feel like someone is right beside you through thick and thin.

Keeping your relationship healthy and happy is important and the reason why you need to become a master of your relationship and not allow problems to overtake you and separate you from the person you love. As you take control of your relationship, you will learn how to strengthen your bond and last through the years.

  • Offer attention. Sometimes, it can feel like your partner takes you for granted simply because they fail to kiss you goodbye or notice your new haircut. Giving attention, even to the smallest of things, in your relationship can create a huge difference.
  • Find ways to connect. We’ve all heard of relationships not lasting due to a loss of connection. And, this can easily happen if you don’t make an effort to connect with your partner regularly. Spending time alone, talking to each other, or simply holding hands can encourage a spark in your connection.
  • Be honest. Honesty is everything. If you stay honest with your partner, they will feel trusted and respected, knowing that you can tell them anything. Be honest in all ways and show your partner the real you.
  • Communicate through sharing and listening. We tend to feel at ease with someone with whom we can share our thoughts and problems. If you provide that support to your partner, you both will feel more comfortable. Sometimes people need to talk, whether it be about a serious problem or just boring incidents at work.
  • Practice interdependence. Let your partner fill some of your emotional and physical needs while you also try to fill theirs. It does not mean that you have to depend on your partner for everything, but having that slight dependence means that you and your partner will always need each other and feel drawn to each other.
  • Avoid the blame game. Nothing positive comes from blaming each other for things. If there is something wrong, focus on the problem and the solution, not the person. When you continue to blame, you and your partner will gradually lose respect for each other and end up trying to defend yourselves all the time.

-M. Germaine Parra
D.C. Area RealtorFeng Shui Consultant
Licensed in DC, MD and VA
Long and Foster Realtors
6862 Elm Street Office, McLean, VA  22101
Fax:   703-873-1901
Cell:  703.650.8838

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