Seven things that keep relationships going

A relationship is not supposed to curb your personality. Here is how to maintain dignity and not sacrifice things that make you, you.

IndianSpice | Posted on 21 Jan 2017
Time to read: 2 min
Being in a Healthy Relationship | Bonobology
A relationship should help you grow as a person and should not curb your personality. It should be more about mutual happiness. One needs to work on a relationship and let’s face it, we all want something positive from a relationship. But sometimes they can be can sour and the negativity can affect your life. Here are few tips on how to maintain dignity in relationship and things you should never sacrifice.
 
1. Happiness is the key
Your partner should bring happiness, rather than bringing you to the point where you are sad and uncertain about your own life. If your partner makes you feel sad about your life or is trying to emotionally hurt you, then take it is a big red flag and get out of it as soon as possible.
 
2. Your fun
How do you spend your time in a relationship? Just fighting or you have fun as well? It’s normal to fight but it should mostly be about being happy. It is very important to enjoy your life not just with your partner but with others as well. And your partner needs to understand that.
 
3. Your independence
In a healthy relationship, it’s very important to not give up on your friends and enjoy yourself without your partner getting upset about it. Some people take pride in saying that their partner is possessive, but this is mostly an indicator of insecurity that you cannot fix it. It is very important to spend some time alone as well away from your partner.
 
4. Your inner peace
Does your partner make you feel anxious, angry and nervous often? Then it is high time to ask yourself that why are you in this relationship? It is very important to have your inner peace for your own happiness and good health.
 
5. Your stability
It is very important to have an emotionally stable partner who is willing to try new things in life. If you have someone who is not willing enough to try new things and holds you back from trying as well, then it is certainly not a very positive sign. Because this attitude can effect the balance of your life.
 
6. Your originality
Your personality is who you are and the right person will definitely understand and respect that. Key to happy relationship is to not wanting to change each other’s personality and love each other for who they are.
 
7. Your beliefs
Your beliefs are significant to you, and no one in your life should try to change your faith or beliefs. While your partner doesn’t have to believe in the same things as you, but they should definitely respect your values.
 
This article was first published on Indianspice.co.za
 
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