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Romance central; How to cultivate healthy intimate relationships and get the most out of your love life Part Four

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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.

 

Health Relationship Model

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.

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Romance In Action: Discover What Rights Have Been Violated

Read ‘How to free yourself and assert your rights’. List if any of the rights covered in the article either you have violated to your partner or they have violated to you. It’s important to be honest so that you can then think of ways, invariably by using assertiveness, to avoid violating your partners rights whilst also protecting your own.

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Romance In Action: What has been your most unhealthy / healthy relationship?

One of the first questions we should ask ourselves is what has been the most healthy relationship you have had? What made it healthy? If you haven’t ever really had a healthy relationship examine which of the unhealthy relationship behaviors were present in the relationship, how could you change this in future?

 

It’s also important to ask what has been the most unhealthy relationship you have ever had? What made it unhealthy? List what you could possibly do in future to make it more healthy and make a mental note of your answers of all your answers for next week’s series article, posted Monday.

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August’s Hot Topic – Romance Central

Next month’s series is all about how to cultivate healthy intimate relationships and get the most out of your love life! I’ve designed the series so it’s just as applicable for singletons seeking relationships as for those already in relationships and I’m really excited to share some tips and tricks to keep the spark, deep connection and appreciation between you and your partner alive.

 

In this series we will explore:

 

 

  1. Warning signs to look out for that you are in a toxic or abusive relationship
  2. Unhealthy relationship models – the dynamics that foster unhealthy intimate relationships and why
  3. Unhealthy relationship behaviors and how to avoid them
  4. Healthy relationship model – the dynamic that fosters healthy fulfilling intimate relationships
  5. Healthy relationship behaviors; how and why they nurture your relationship (including the brownie points game)

 

I’m so excited to hear your thoughts on this series as they weeks pass by, please do comment! I have to say this was by far one of the most enjoyable series to write and I hope it will guide you towards a fun, loving and fulfilling intimate relationship or serve to strengthen your existing one.

 

Wishing you all a truly wonderful week!

 

x X x Jenny x X x