Saturday, May 15, 2021

MY QUALITY TIME BLOG #WISDOM #JOKES...& #TRAVEL... But in order for a RELATIONSHIP to be healthy just.......


"If you REALLY set down and listen to the lyrics of this song and it doesn't make you feel some kinda way, then you have never really been in REAL TRUE love before"

My wife Linda got an email from a good friend with some good advice concerning relationships and she wanted to share:: 

Healthy relationships bring out the best in you and make you feel good about yourself. A healthy relationship does not mean a "perfect" relationship, and no one is healthy 100% of the time, but the tips below are behaviors you should strive for in all of your relationships.

Different people define relationships in different ways. But in order for a relationship to be healthy, it needs a few key ingredients!
1. Healthy Communication
Open, honest and safe communication is a fundamental part of a healthy relationship. The first step to building a relationship is making sure you both understand each other’s needs and expectations— being on the same page is very important. That means you have to talk to each other!
The following tips can help you and your partner create and maintain a healthy relationship:
• Speak Up. In a healthy relationship, if something is bothering you, it’s best to talk about it instead of holding it in.
• Respect Each Other. Your partner’s wishes and feelings have value, and so do yours. Let your significant other know you are making an effort to keep their ideas in mind. Mutual respect is essential in maintaining healthy relationships.
• Compromise. Disagreements are a natural part of healthy relationships, but it’s important that you find a way to compromise if you disagree on something. Try to solve conflicts in a fair and rational way.
• Be Supportive. Offer reassurance and encouragement to each other. Also, let your partner know when you need their support. Healthy relationships are about building each other up, not putting each other down.
• Respect Each Other’s Privacy. Just because you’re in a relationship doesn’t mean you have to share everything and constantly be together. Healthy relationships require space.
2. Healthy Boundaries
Creating boundaries is a good way to keep your relationship healthy and secure. By setting boundaries together, you can both have a deeper understanding of the type of relationship that you and your partner want. Boundaries are not meant to make you feel trapped or like you’re "walking on eggshells." Creating boundaries is not a sign of secrecy or distrust — it’s an expression of what makes you feel comfortable and what you would like or not like to happen within the relationship.
Remember, healthy boundaries shouldn’t restrict your ability to:
• Go out with your friends without your partner.
• Participate in activities and hobbies you like.
• Not have to share passwords to your email, social media accounts or phone.
• Respect each other’s individual likes and needs.
3. Healthy Relationship Boosters
Even healthy relationships can use a boost now and then. You may need a boost if you feel disconnected from your partner or like the relationship has gotten stale. If so, find a fun, simple activity you both enjoy, like going on a walk, and talk about the reasons why you want to be in the relationship.
Then, keep using healthy behaviors as you continue dating.
If you’re single (and especially if you’re a single parent), don’t worry if you need a boost too! Being single can be the best and worst feeling, but remember relationships don’t just include your significant other and you. Think about all the great times you’ve had with your parents, siblings, friends, children, other family members, etc..
Try going out with the people you love and care about the most — watch movies together, go out to eat, take a day off from your busy life and just enjoy being you! If it helps, also talk about your feelings about the relationships in your life.
And don’t forget, the relationship you can always boost up is the one you have with yourself! "You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company."
I hope these tips will help you in creating healthy relationships with your partner, family and friends. Ever since I have set my mind to have only healthy relationships in my life, my mental and emotional health is so much healthier. I encourage you to take on this journey, it’s worth it!



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One last bit of "RELATIONSHIP ADVICE" from Mickey Rooney::
"Always get married in the morning. That way if it doesn't work out, you haven't wasted the whole day." 

As Always Have A Great Day..  J.T.

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