How to maintain a successful relationship
Today’s society is characterized by fragile relationships in families, between friends and most importantly between spouses or life partners. Everyone desires to have a long term bonding with their partner or spouse. The phrase “happily ever after” lingers in the minds of many. Why do we desire a healthy relationship? This is because we all function better in a supportive relationship, environment or community. The sustenance of a healthy relationship is based on a bipartisan effort. Living together is not good enough. The experience should be pleasant and enjoyable since it should offer personal, emotional and financial satisfaction and stability (Reshma J.). Why don’t most relationships work? Why is the rate of divorce rising? Every relationship needs a good foundation if it is to survive all the storms of life. Problems can be used as lessons from which we learn and find better ways to live with each other. This paper looks at ways in which one can maintain a successful relationship.
Being positive in a relationship
Being positive in a relationship means appreciating one another while avoiding negativity. Being appreciative is significant to the well being of the relationship and letting your partner know that they matter to you on a regular basis. This has more impact than trying to control how your spouse acts in the relationship. According to Dr. Phil, you can change negative aspects to positive actions such as making a list of enjoyable activities you can do together rather than complaining of not having fun. It is important to note that more positive statements and deeds are required to outweigh only one negative statement. Therefore, each partner must take control of how they react to negative situations. It is important to communicate effectively and learn to negotiate. If one is positive, it will have a positive impact on the partner and the same applies to negativity. A happy relationship celebrates...