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Effective Habits of Happy Relationships

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Lifestyle Improvement

Posted On: Jul 11, 2015

Effective Relationship Habits

Relationships of all types are work. Whether they are relationships between committed couples, longtime friends, or even family members, each person needs to put in their fair share of effort to keep the relationship alive. Now, this isn’t to say that being a friend or husband or wife should be a laborious process. It, of course, should be a labor of love. If you’re lucky enough to have a job that you love going to each day, maybe you don’t think of it as a job so much simply what you love to do. But you still need to have a good work ethic to be successful in your endeavors. Relationships should be the same way. Here are a few things you can do to keep your relationships healthy and happy.

  1. Always treat the other person with respect. It sounds simple, but many times when we become comfortable with another person, it’s all too easy for one person to dismiss something as silly when the other person has serious concerns about it. Sure, there might not be any malicious intent, just miscommunication, but showing the smallest amount of disinterest can have a corrosive effect. Always hear the other person out.
  2. Tell others how proud you are of your friend or partner. Being a partner, friend, brother or sister means that you’re there to support the other person. Be an advocate for them. Tell others how proud you are of them and celebrate their interests and accomplishments. If you’re the self-deprecating type, make sure this habit doesn’t creep into the way you talk about the other person. There’s a fine line between genial teasing in front of others and disrespect.

 

happy relation habits

 

  1. Stay in touch. This habit is important for long-distance relationships as well as married couples. If you can’t see the other person often, write a real hand-written letter instead of a quick email or post on social media. But this habit is just as important for partners who see each other every day. Eat dinner without distractions like the TV. Take a walk. All you need to do is give yourselves the opportunity to communicate.
  2. Tell the other person what you want and how you feel. It’s incredibly important to be assertive in all types of relationships. Tell your partner or friend what you’re thinking instead of hoping they’ll figure it out on their own. If there is a problem in the relationship that neither side wants to talk about, it’s not likely that it will go away on its own.
  3. Try new things. Sure, it’s important to keep active in order to prevent the relationship from going into a rut, but the feeling of finding something new and enjoyable to do benefits the individuals as much as it does the relationship between the two. Finding new ways to have fun together is a great way to share the experience of personal growth. Find a new hobby, take a day trip to somewhere you’ve never been, or do anything that you know will create long-lasting memories.