Couples - Do You think Your Relationship is Better than Others?
We all want to think that and hopefully your relationship
is better than others, however, be careful not to look at
other relationships and wish yours was like theirs. Focus
on positive elements in your partnership and stay away
from negativity which may cause anger and jealousy. Let’s
explore some components that make up a healthy
First component is self-respect for you and respect for
your partner. When you are with your partner you
acknowledge that they have their own thoughts and beliefs
and you value their opinions and feelings.
The second component is keeping the past in the past. The past
cannot be changed; however, the present and future can and both
partners need to agree that the past is no longer a concern. People learn
from their mistakes and we only can hope that most relationships move
forward not backwards,
The third one is to provide happiness for one another; happiness can
be verbal, such as please and thank you, or non verbal like holding hands
when walking together. One key concept is treat others the way you wish
to be treated.
The fourth component is one that some couples may not work hard
enough on, it’s simple, just have fun. Take sunset walks, have a date
night, cook meals together, go to yard sales etc. Having fun together does
not have to be expensive but the joy it brings may be priceless.
Lastly, show compassion to each other; don’t confuse compassion with
passion; compassion is able to feel one’s pain while passion is based
more on the intimacy relationship. Showing compassion towards one
another shows the ability of good communication. Compassion builds a
strong foundation that may inspire deep love and commitment.