Five simple rules for a healthy relationship!

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Written by Nomsa Motale

Two people coming together to make something work, isn’t easy. As soon as they enter into a relationship they realise that's its no longer about how they feel individually, but that their partner’s feelings also matter. Every relationship is different, what might work for one couple may not necessarily work for the next. But there are always those specific traits that make any partnership work.

1. Good Listening Skills

If you are in a relationship with someone you should realise that that person has emotions and goes through things just like you. It's essential to ask them how they are doing or feeling. If you’re in a relationship and you’re constantly talking about yourself and not showing interest in your partner's life, they may eventually feel secluded.

2. Honesty!

Most people are afraid of being honest with their partners because they wonder how their partners will react. But you need to be comfortable in your relationship so that you can be honest about everything. If there's something you don’t like you should be able to open up to your partner, creating a healthy communication channels in the relationship.

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3. Appreciate

Nobody wants to be with someone who is always pointing out their weaknesses and mistakes. If you’re constantly belittling your partner, eventually they will get tired of trying to make you happy. So appreciate the small things, if they’ve done something you absolutely like, say thank you and remind your partner why they’re important to you.

4. Communication

Every relationship consists of healthy communication. If a week goes by and you haven't even spoken to your partner; no call, no text, no nothing, then girllll, consider yourself single! No relationship works without a form of communication, if you miss someone you have to TELL that person and how will you do that if there's no effective communication?

5. Be spontaneous

Suggest different things to do and different hangout spots to try out. Do something for your partner that will surprise them. That way it shows your partner that somehow they are always on your mind and it makes your partner feel good.

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