Here are some ideas from family and relationship counsellors that can help us create and maintain healthy relationships with our partners:
1- Don’t make promises you can’t or won’t keep. Be reliable in small things.
2- Keep short-term arguments in perspective. These will pass if they’re not blown out of proportion.
3- Give thought to the purpose of your relationship. Be clear about what you want and the value of what you’re trying to achieve.
4- Don’t assume the worst every time you have the same hassle. Many fights are triggered by similar events. Examine and try to change negative pattern interactions in your relationship.
5- Re-pledge yourselves to each other aloud occasionally.
6- Keep a journal and photo albums. Read about – or look at − the good times, when things get tough.
7- Examine the key dimensions of your relationship. Look for ways to strengthen your attraction to each other, improve your communication, feel more trust, have more strength of purpose and enhance your enjoyment of each other.
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