Are you looking for love? Or are you just trying to be happy with your current partner? Usually, you are just expected to live a ‘happily ever after’ sort of relationship once you meet someone.
However, according to a recent research by the Office of National Statistics, approximately 42% marriages in Wales and England result in a messy divorce.
If you want to avoid the above-mentioned statistics, then we are here to help you become a happy and healthy couple.
Here is a rundown of 7 basic skills you are required to adopt in order to ensure that you are in one happy and healthy, or a ‘relationship goals’ type of relationship.
#1 Communication is the key
Know how to listen to your partner, share your feelings and emotions, avoid criticizing them, encourage them to share their thoughts and feelings.
In short: Be open to each other, in a judgement-free zone. Simple, isn’t it?
#2 Knowledge is power
What is his favorite game? What is her dress size? Simple having a better knowledge of your partner shows them that you care. In turn, you are better equipped to deal with each other’s current needs or desires.
When he comes home after a stressful day at work, and you have prepared his favorite dish, he’ll know how much you love him and care for him. Similarly, if she is tired and you have run a warm bath for her, and you are ready to listen to her rants, she’ll appreciate you more.
#3 Maturity regarding conflict resolution
Stay focused on the topic, be present, listen to your partner, be reasonable, forgive or apologize if necessary, know when to take a break.
It is natural to disagree. You are different. Ensure that you put in your best.
#4 Intimacy matters
Ask and care about how to please your significant other in bed, without blaming each other for the things that go wrong.
Try and be physically attractive for your significant other.
#5 Self-management is significant
Take responsibility of your strengths and weaknesses. Strive for improvement, no matter what. Interpret hurtful events in an optimistic way. Always be positive. Reach your goals.
This is the basis of every relationship, from professional to personal life, or even romantic relationships, this is a great skill, in general.
#6 Brush up your basic skills
Do you exercise? Do you prefer to stay fit? Do you plan for emergency situations? According to various studies, people want their significant other to take care of themselves in a healthy way while at the same time contributing a sense of security for long-term goals.
Be calm in case of a crisis. Prepare a plan B if things do not turn out the way you want them to be.
#5 Manage your stress
Fight stress however you can. Breathe. Meditate. Employ imagery techniques. Try Yoga. Or just go for a walk.
If you know how to manage your stress in difficult situations, you’ll be able to better love and care for your significant other.