Want to live well? Have better relationships with others? Love in a satisfying and nurturing way?
Research studies have shown that if you want to lead a rewarding life. Then you need to become wise. If you are to cultivate relationships of any kind.
There are many benefits gained from taking time to nurture strong relationships. With family. Friends. Your spouse. Your children. You have less health problems. Become more resilient to stress. You will have a healthier lifestyle. The downside to stable and supportive relationships. Is depression and anxiety.
Connecting with others. Gives us the opportunity to grow. We find meaningful encounters. We learn about ourselves. More is gained from real life lessons. Including wisdom. Adding value. And experience. Here are 5 lessons worth learning.
1| You can’t fix the ones you love. So focus on fixing yourself.
When you cannot agree on the same thing. Have differing views. Rather than try change another person. Try change yourself. By accepting another. This is the building block for respect in any relationship.
2| It is more harmful to overparent. Than to underparent.
Stepping in to protect growing children from stress. Overinvolvement. Can be more harmful. There needs to be a balance. Of letting children make mistakes. Hearing their problems. Helping them live through disappointments. From their choices and mistakes. So that they can deal with the bigger challenges life will inevitably send our way.
3| Find someone who shares the same values and outlook as your own.
Having the same views. Opinions. Habits. Personality traits. Economic background. Similarities build better and lasting relationships. Than ones where opposites attract.
4| Having friendships that count is as important for your health. As the lifestyle choices you make.
Supportive friendships are just as key to your health and well-being. Research shows that having positive social connections can boost our immune system. Lessen stress.
5| Love will always remain in any relationship. Chemistry will fade.
A committed relationship requires continuous effort. In order to progress. Work through the difficult moments. Enjoy every moment. And learn to have fun together. Friendship lasts forever.
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