Friday, April 1, 2016

Walking on Eggshells in Relationships

Everyone wants to be happy in their relationship. Happy and healthy relationships take hard work. Healthy relationships need to be based on solid, strong foundations which consist of things like good communication, effort, trust, and affection, etc. When it comes to having good communication, it involves talking, listening, and expressing yourself to each other. The way that a couple communicates to one another is crucial when hoping to maintain a happy love life. Unfortunately, many times couples need to work on their communication skills. 

At times, one person in the relationship might be holding back their feelings in fear of their partner's response or reaction. When they do this, they might feel that they're helping their relationship by oppressing conflict, but they're doing nothing of the sort. If anything, they're causing their relationship damage, and future problems by not resolving their issues, or addressing their concerns. People should never be afraid to communicate their feelings to their partner. Your partner's not going to be able to read your mind, nor should you expect them to. It's important to let your partner know how you're feeling, and definitely when something is bothering you. 

Walking on eggshells is never a fun thing. It seems that many people try to avoid conflict in their relationship by sucking it up so to speak, trying to avoid drama. Many times they're afraid that not only their partner won't like what they have to say or what they might've done, but it will cause their partner pain or even provoke an argument. It's important to keep it real in relationships, and let your partner know how you truly feel. If someone else's behaviors are toxic in any way, they need to work on themselves. That doesn't mean that you shouldn't express yourself, and let them know how you feel in fear of their reaction. 

If someone is violent, dangerous, or psychotic in any way, then you shouldn't be with them in the first place. But, for everyone else, you should be able to express yourself without being afraid of your partner's reaction or response. Couples don't have to agree on everything. Remember, no one should have to walk on eggshells in relationships. Fear is not supposed to be a part of true love, and definitely not a part of a healthy relationship.