Therefore, if you’re only planning to build a relationship, these tips will help avoid some mistakes. Sure, there will still be a lot of them, but they won’t be so significant.Learn to hear and listen
In psychology, there’s such a thing as active listening – a way of conducting a conversation when the listener sincerely empathizes with the interlocutor, hears and understands the speaker's feelings. And in a relationship, it’s crucial to be able to listen to your partner, let them speak and at the same time hear them, their thoughts, feelings, and desires.Build respect
Everyone has their own views on life and opinions on particular matters. And this is absolutely normal because we’re all different. And it’s very important to take your loved one’s point of view and thoughts without judging them. Be mature and treat each other’s opinions with respect, even if they diverge!Learn to trust each other
Often, couples have little trust and faith, and in some cases, these things don’t exist at all. But our ability to trust can become such a tremendous impetus for personal development and overcoming any difficulties. As for trust, what usually leads to distrust and desire to check every step of your partner? This is usually the fear of being deceived, abandoned, disappointed, etc.
But why are we afraid? Because we’re not confident! We have low self-esteem; our lives are so empty that we’re trying to fill it with what we lack at the expense of our loved ones. We’re striving to feel that we mean something to our partners! Therefore, first of all, be self-sufficient and fill your life with deeds, plans, and goals, and you won’t have such a feeling as distrust because you’ll have nothing to fear!Learn to forgive
Insults are like a snowball which sooner or later will turn into an avalanche that will destroy everything in its path. If you don’t like something, or your feelings are hurt, and you caught yourself thinking that it was painful for you – talk to your partner, discuss what’s wrong. Yes, it’s hard, but without talking and discussing a problem, things will only get worse.
But if you begin a dialog with your partner, the desire to understand what happened, the desire to change and find a way out of the situation will bring you closer and take you to a new level, deeper and more trusting. After all, it’s easy to take offense and insult each other, but what comes next? How to look into your loved one’s eyes after that? How to live with a bunch of resentment and understatement?Learn to be grateful
It’s the main skill if you want to make your family life joyful and filled with love. Be grateful to each other for everything: a delicious dinner, understanding, or a piece of advice – everything that surrounds you!
The ability to thank and appreciate what you have allows you to look at the world from a different angle. It helps preserve love through the years and overcome difficulties tough times.