Couples Who Practice This Enjoys Happiness, a Quality and Stronger Relationship With Their Partner
“If you have opened the doors of effective communication with your spouse, you are more likely to experience a happy and peaceful relationship
How to mitigate negative feelings around change In your relationship
“If you have opened the doors of effective communication with your spouse, you are more likely to experience a happy and peaceful relationship|PEXEL
She’s going to change.
You’re going to change.
And so your relationship.
Initially, your partner may be the one who initiates a call or a WhatsApp chat; that always asks you how your day went and do the house chores while you go to the office.
But then, that's not going to be the case forever. They probably have time for all those because they don't have a job yet. And believe me, when they land one, things may not be the same. They will change and so will the relationship.
Change is inevitable.
"Not only do relationships change with time, but people change, which can affect the relationship dynamics as well", said Michelle Chalfant, a therapist in Charlotte, N.C.
Some changes cause problems in the relationship.
Examples of such include spending more time at work than with your partner; your partner working with the opposite sex in the same office with you and you suspect something is going on between the two; not going on date nights and other couples time out as often as they use to do; chatting with clients of the opposite sex, sometimes late into the night.
These changes cause problems, which may eventually lead to a failure in the relationship. For instance, just seeing his fiancee around a particular at work stirred the negative feelings that broke a friend’s relationship lately.
This is where communication comes in.
When you discuss these new changes in schedules and functions with your partner, it will clear some misunderstandings and so breed less fight in your relationship.
Communication works wonders.
Quoting from an article published by Parenting First Cry,
"If you have opened the doors of effective communication with your spouse, you are more likely to experience a happy and peaceful relationship.
Better communication means better satisfaction in a relationship in which you discuss everything with each other and thus lesser fights or quarrels."
Put your partner in the know.
Let them know about a new project you will be up to in the coming months and how it may affect your relationship. Let them understand that you're committed to them, irrespective of how little things may change during that period.
Welcome their opinions, criticism, and suggestions in order to come to a compromise together about how to manage those changes so it doesn't hurt the love and affections in your relationship.
It will minimize misunderstanding and the problems it causes in relationships; it will stabilize your partner's trust in you no matter the turn of things and even earn you their help and support.
This is one of the secrets to happy, quality, and strong relationships and marriages.
I encourage you to try it in your relationship.
I am Joshua Idegbere and this is my column. Stories with actionable tips to help you make the most of your life, career and relationships. Welcome!