Freud is reported to have said that people are most happy when they have a job they enjoy and that is rewarding and a loved one to share their life with. Several studies have shown that satisfaction in one of these domains is associated with satisfaction in the other.
Building Strong Relationships by Sigal Consulting
A strong relationship can be one of the best support systems in your life. It can be difficult to find or maintain. Here, you will learn the keys to acquiring and maintaining good relationships and connections with others.
How to Strengthen your Romantic Relationship and Make Love Last
Everyone’s relationship is unique, and people come together for a variety of different reasons. There are however certain things that all good relationships have in common. Knowing the basic principles of healthy relationships helps keep them meaningful, fulfilling and exciting in both happy times and sad.
What makes a Healthy Love Relationship?
Honest communication is a key part of all relationships. When both people feel comfortable expressing their needs, desires and fears, the trust that binds the couple is strengthened. Critical to communication are nonverbal cues—body language like eye contact, leaning forward or away and touching.
Three top tips for strengthening and maintaining a strong relationship:
▪ Staying involved – Some relationships get stuck in a web of peaceful coexistence, whilst it may seem stable on the surface, this lack of interest in one another and lack of communication increases distance. Try to stay involved with one another as this will help you stay close and loving.
▪ Getting through conflict – Every relationship is different whilst some couples are more chilled and quiet, others may be hot tempered and raise their voices. The key in a strong relationship is not to be fearful of conflict. You do however need to feel safe to express issues that annoy you without feeling fearful of the consequence.
▪ Relationship/friend balance – No one person can meet all of our needs and expecting too much from one person can put unnecessary pressure on a relationship. By keeping relationships with family and friends outside of the intimate relationship wit your partner will allow you to share new insights and stimulate the relationship.