3 Tips for Building a Healthy Romantic Relationship
Maintaining a healthy romantic relationship is not easy. Which must be why the divorce rate is so high everywhere in the world.
There are many myths about romantic love circulating in society. The reality is that relationships are hard work. And the initial chemistry that brings two people together is not enough to sustain a long-term relationship.
Compatibility in terms of lifestyle and values is essential. In addition to that, you need trust, respect, honesty, commitment, and open communication.
How can you make a relationship last?
Here are three tips for building a healthy romantic relationship.
Learn More About Your Personality Types
A romantic relationship is a bond between two people with different personalities. Many relationship challenges stem from personality differences.
A great way to build a healthy romantic relationship is to become aware of these differences and learn to compromise.
What makes you unique? What makes your partner unique?
Consider taking a personality test together to uncover similarities and differences between you. Do you know your Myers-Briggs type? Or your partner’s?
If you have INFP preferences, read more about the INFP in love to learn how to make your relationship last.
Spend Quality Time With One Another
Some relationships become unhealthy because the two partners enter a comfort zone and take each other for granted.
If you have a busy schedule, and so does your partner, finding time for each other can be challenging.
However, if you don’t spend quality time with one another, you risk drifting apart. There’s nothing worse than seeing your romantic partner as a roommate rather than a lover.
Be proactive about planning date nights and activities as a couple.
Sharing new experiences is a great way to strengthen your bond. When spending time with your partner, focus on each other. Don’t let phones or the TV distract you.
A relaxing evening at home can become quality time if you focus on each other and your conversation. Life can get busy, so make sure you find time for each other.
Learn to Manage Conflict
Conflict is natural and unavoidable, but it should never affect your feelings for your partner. How to handle disagreements respectfully while still supporting your point of view?
The top rule is to always focus on the issue at hand. Never attack or blame your partner.
Conflicts often lead to resentment and other negative feelings, so it’s not worth jeopardizing your relationship to make a point. However, it’s also not a good idea to compromise on your core values for the sake of peace.
Managing conflict is tricky, no doubt. The best approach is to talk about how you feel, ask your partner questions about their feelings, and maintain open communication.
Always keep a calm and respectful demeanor.
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Being responsible for another person’s happiness can be scary, but it’s also fulfilling. A good relationship can enrich our lives in many ways.
Although it takes a lot of effort to make things work, nothing compares with the joys of lasting love.
Do you have any tips on how to maintain a healthy romantic relationship?
Let me know, til then—cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. They all share her insatiable wanderlust, enjoyment of good food, and sharing their adventures with the world. Nancy is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.