Successful relationships are based on the strengthening of trust, mutual respect, individuality and, above all, communication. Long-term relationships require timely maintenance. Good communication is essential for the sustainability of relationships. Conversely, if a communication between two people exists in the communication gap, it is impossible to save the relationship without one partner initiating the bridging of the communication gap. This is a fact that everyone is aware of, but to let go of your ego, and the first to initiate communication in the event of a conflict, or even a little argument, is not an easy task. Therefore, to maintain a long-term relationship, it is essential to develop good communication skills and humility. Below we will detail the seven golden rules that maintain and maintain your relationship.
- Listen to your partner, let me talk. You may disagree with your opinion, but as a peer on the relationship, give him an opportunity to express his thoughts and views. Do not tell the first thing that comes to your mind. Think and talk. The words once said can never be taken back, so talk, but whatever you have to say to your partners, say it nicely. Do not say anything rough and painful. Do not play the wrong game. Take responsibility for your mistakes, do not blame others or circumstances or bad luck. If you made a mistake, there is nothing wrong with it. Human nature commits mistakes. Do not blame the other person or what you said or did to yourself.
- Do not jump to conclusions. Do not assume. Your partner is late for work, does not necessarily mean having a relationship; if he does not eat too much, he does not necessarily mean he does not like what he cooked. You rarely really understand what was the intent behind the underlying acts. He draws the conclusion on his own experience, not in view of the situation.
- Do not judge. It is not easy to give an opinion, without being biased or judgmental, but trying to rely on the facts and the true incidents rather than what you felt and what you thought. Do not let your emotions be responsible for your behavior. Feelings must be recognized, but they do not themselves base their decisions. Emotions are misleading and they say and do things they should not do. So be practical, do not react impulsively, but make a firm decision on how to react. It is not enough to forgive and forget it. There may be cases when you and your partner have argued, but after a while, you are just talking to each other without having to recognize the problem and feel some tough. So you recognize the problem and try to discuss it. Humiliate yourself and be sorry, even if you feel that it was not your fault. Your partner will recognize his mistake and improve the case.
In the United States, more than 50% of all marriages fail and divorce is over and the most common cause of this failure is communication problems. So if you and your partner are a problem with communication problems, use the above strategy for conflict resolution and for more permanent contact with your partner.