Last week we finished looking at the unhealthy relationship behaviors, this week we begin exploring how to cultivate healthy relationships.
How to cultivate healthy relationships
Cultivating a healthy relationship is not complex but it does take effort and ideally commitment from both partners to want to actively work on the relationship. This isn’t to say that by adopting these behaviors yourself you can’t improve things, but rather that for the best results both partners should be willing to work together – with shared responsibility – for making the relationship the healthiest it can be.
Unsurprisingly the healthy relationship model is very balanced, with equal times spend both together and apart. This works to promote a sense of identity and independence outside of the relationship whilst the shared contact encourages inter-connectedness and provides sufficient emotional and mental support to the other.
Healthy relationship behaviors
The good news is that there are also many relationship behaviors that we can adopt to foster a more healthy, happy and balanced relationship.