Some people seem to go from one bad relationship to another, claiming that they have bad luck. This can even carry on to a marriage, or perhaps the marriage is over, and now you fall into the same bad habits when meeting new people.
Romantic relationships are nuanced and dynamic, continually changing as partners endure the ups and downs of daily life individually and together. A person has to be comfortable yet emotionally on top of their game to navigate the zigs and zags.
Relationship experts often site some broad actions that can change a person for the better. It can involve such sensible changes as getting enough sleep, eating healthy and not starving yourself, expressing gratitude to them, and focusing on humility rather than pumping the ego and selling the brand.
7 specifics for a better relationship
While the above suggestions are broad themes, researchers also cite seven specific behaviors that foster liking, love, commitment and relationship satisfaction:
- Understanding: Refrain from judgment and focus on listening, forgiving and apologizing.
- Positivity: Acknowledge the pleasure you feel in spending time with them.
- Self-disclosing: Share feelings and encourage them to do so.
- Offer assurance: Talk about your future together and remind them that they are important to you.
- Openness: Don’t wait for them to guess; express what you need and want from the relationship.
- Involve others: It’s essential to spend time with their family units and friends.
- Share the load: Be equitable in doing the chores, monitoring the relationship’s health and other responsibilities.
A healthy approach creates the healthy relationship
Obviously, a relationship involves the actions of both partners. However, it is also a matter of setting the tone or relationship guidelines for a better outcome, consciously or subconsciously influencing how they act and what they think.