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3 Tips for a Healthy Relationship

April 10, 2018

Sometimes, no matter how much you love your partner, maintaining a relationship can be hard.

Here are three tips to help you work towards a healthy and loving romantic relationship:

See the Best

Research has shown that we see more of what we look for. This means that if you are looking for positive things, such as kindness, they will be more likely to stand out to you.

Spend a week looking for only positive things about your partner, and ignoring the negative. See how this changes the way you view your partner’s words, behaviour and intentions.

Be Grateful

Don’t forget to show your partner that you are grateful for them, and that you appreciate who they are and everything that they do for you.

Reflect on why you appreciate having your partner in your life or what you would miss most if he or she were not in your life. Then spend some time saying “thank you” and letting your partner know that you value them.

Love Yourself

The relationship that you have with yourself is the foundation of the relationship that you have with others. If you struggle with low self-esteem, your romantic relationships are likely to suffer as you use them to try and boost the way you feel about yourself.

To improve your relationship with yourself, and your self-esteem, start by identifying at least one thing you like about yourself or one thing you’re good at doing. Then, look for other things from that starting point.