How to keep your Marriage Healthy
5 Tips to improve the quality of your relationship!
The honeymoon period in most marriages has a shelf-life. But does that mean you can’t bring back those fluttery, butterfly feelings of excitement and anticipation, everyone experiences at the beginning of a relationship? Absolutely not! All marriages maneuver through rough patches.
Some don’t survive long enough to come out the other side unscathed. But many do!
Here are 5 ways to keep your marriage healthy and fresh:
Open, honest, and safe communication, is a fundamental part of a healthy relationship. The first step to building a relationship is making sure you both understand each other’s needs and expectations.
If something is bothering you, it’s better to talk about it, instead of holding it in.
RESPECT EACH OTHER:
Your partner wishes and feelings have value and so, do yours. Let your partner know you are making an effort to keep their ideas in mind. Mutual respect is essential in maintaining healthy marriages.
Disagreements are a natural part of healthy marriages, but it’s important that you find a way to compromise if you disagree on something.
Offer reassurance and encouragement to each other. Also, let your partner know when you need their support. Healthy marriages are about building each other up, not putting each other down.
RESPECT EACH OTHER’S PRIVACY:
Just because you are in a relationship, does not mean you have to share everything and constantly be together.
Healthy marriages and relationships require space.
Creating boundaries is a good way to keep your relationship healthy and secure. By setting boundaries together, you can both have a deeper understanding, of the type of relationship that you and your partner want.
Remember, healthy boundaries should not restrict your ability with:
Go out with your friends without your partner.
Participate in activities and hobbies you like.
Not have to share passwords with your email, social media accounts or phone.
Respect each other’s individual likes and needs.
Now we will analyze: WHAT IS NOT A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP :
Relationships that are not healthy, are based on power and control, not equality and respect.
In the early stages of an abusive relationship, you may not think the unhealthy behaviors are a big deal. However, possessiveness, insults, jealous accusations, humiliation, pulling hair, pushing or other abusive behavior are – at their root – exertions of power and control.
Remember, that abuse is always a choice and you deserve to be respected. There is no excuse for abuse of any kind.
If you think your relationship is unhealthy, it’s important to think about your safety now.
Consider the next points, as you move forward :
Understand that a person can only change if they want to. You can not force your partner to alter their behavior if they don’t believe they are wrong.
Focus on your own needs: Are you taking care of yourself? Your wellness is always important.
Watch your stress levels, time to be with friends, get enough sleep. If you find that your relationship is draining, you should consider the option of ending it.
Connect with your support systems: Often, abusers try to isolate their partners. Talk to your friends, Family members, teachers and others, to make sure you are getting the emotional support you need.
- Think about breaking up: Remember that you deserve to feel safe and accepted in your relationship.
- Even though you can not change your partner, but you can make changes in your own life to stay safe.
- Marriage is a wonderful life if you can tell your partner every day I love you, or compliment them daily, or have a feeling of gratitude, or talk every day about yours and his goals and achievements, or give a kiss before and after you leave the house.
- Finally, you are who decide if your relationship in your Marriage is healthy or not!