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Relationship Habits

Ever wonder why you and your partner find it hard to stop arguing, or being mad at each other? Do you wish there was something you could change? In relationships, we tend to fall into negative habits that are harmful to us and our partners. It is important to recognize what those habits are and that you can develop better ones.

There are 7 habits that ruin relationships:

  1. Criticizing
  2. Blaming
  3. Complaining
  4. Nagging
  5. Threatening
  6. Punishing
  7. Bribing/Rewarding to control

These habits keep you and your partner in constant disagreement with each other, and exert control over others. This behavior often comes from a background of feeling a lack of control of what is going on around them during childhood. Express more compassion with your partner to nurture a successful relationship.

Improve your relationship with these 7 habits instead:

  1. Supporting
  2. Encouraging
  3. Listening
  4. Accepting
  5. Trusting
  6. Respecting
  7. Negotiating differences

These habits are not controlling and gives your partner a sense of freedom. A relationship built on the foundation of these healthy habits results in a long-lasting, stable, and harmonious union.

What are some more nourishing habits you can begin to develop to improve your relationship?

 

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Being Friends With Your Spouse

Are you feeling unhappy in your current marriage/relationship? Are you constantly arguing with your partner? Well, the solution might be easier than you think. Why not try being friends?

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There had to be a time when you were friends; and somehow that friendship is now lost. The closer you became as a couple, the more you began to focus on making the relationship work, and you lost sight of what really matters. Think about it for a moment. Do you treat your friends the same way you treat your partner? Sure you are more physically intimate with your partner, but that is no reason you can’t be friends too.

How can you become friends again? Here are 7 qualities that are present in a healthy friendship:

  1. Loyalty
  2. Sensitivity
  3. Humor
  4. Honesty
  5. Listening
  6. Support
  7. Generosity

When is the last time you noticed any of these qualities in your relationship?

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