By Rabiyah Khan
Maintaining a good and healthy relationship has become more difficult in this era, sadly we have lost trust in each other, and especially our new generation is facing trust issues and betrayal of trust. Before we get into advice on how to maintain healthy relationships let me tell you the advantage of good and healthy relationships “healthy relationships bring out the best in you and make you feel good about yourself”, Now let’s look at what one actually looks like, following are the some most important factors for any relationship if you want to keep it healthy and good.
How To Maintain Healthy Relationships
Trust and Respect are the main and most important elements of any relationship, whether we talk about parents and children relation, husband and wife, or in between friends however in any relationship we need to trust and respect the other, respect the relationship we hold with other, setting boundaries is an essential element of a positive relationship respect the spaces and privacy of your partner in this way you automatically will earn respect in back as well. Try to trust people; being so much suspicious is not good for any relationship and suspicion is no less an enemy of happiness. Eric Hoffer (An American moral and social philosopher) says, “The suspicious mind believes more than it doubts, it believes in a formidable and ineradicable evil lurking in every person”. Parents should trust their children with a firm watch on their activities, couples should blindly trust each other with endless love, honesty, care, and respect. Even if you are an employee or a boss at your workplace it’s necessary to build a good and healthy environment for the growth of work and that pleasant environment is only possible with trusting, respecting, and cooperating with each other.
Recognize that all relationships have their ups and downs. Just as you can’t expect to be happy all the time, you shouldn’t expect your relationship to be at a continuous high. When you make a long-term commitment to someone you have to be willing to ride the highs, as well as the lows, together. Try to understand the circumstances. Share your thoughts with your partner, family, and friends. Your hopes, your fears, and your passions let others know who you really are and try to understand their soul as well.
Last but not least, set aside some family and friends time each day just to talk about the things that happened to you the whole day, take some time out as an obligation for your family or for your partner to hang out for a while, watch a movie together, play games together you may cook together sometimes as well. Taking time out for your family and partner is the most crucial and mandatory thing to do to make your relationships stronger and healthier.