In order to build strong relationships, there are several relationship advice tips you need to practice if you want them to last for years to come.
It takes consistency and patience to build strong relationships. It is not something you work on every now and then.
If you want to build strong relationships you need to:
1. Practice the Golden Rule- this simple rule means you treat people how you want to be treated. Click To Tweet When you look at how you treat people from this point of view- you can start to examine how you treat the people in your life. Is it a reflection of how you want to be treated? If not, look for ways you can make changes and start treating people how you would like to be treated. The bible states in Galatians 6:7 “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap”. You will receive what you sow, if you wanted to be treated well, treat other people well.
2. Be positive
The world has so much negative things happening. It’s easy for any of us to sit around and talk about “how bad it is”. The last thing that anyone needs is for a negative person to fill their mind with doom and gloom. This kind of talk leads to fear and hopelessness. Positive relationships are more meaningful than negative ones. When you are positive it makes people want to be around you. While, Negativity in a relationship is draining and can become stressful.
There is nothing more annoying than to talk to someone who isn’t listening. There are so many distractions like smartphones, TV, social media, etc that take people attention away from their conversations. One of the most important things you can do is to listen to those you are in relationship with. You have to be present, you need to put your distractions away and listen actively.
4. Keep Commitments
When you do not do what you say you’re going to do, you start to lose credibility in your relationships. If you make commitments with those you are in relationships keep them. When you can’t keep your commitments tell the person and they will be glad that you told them instead of just breaking your commitment
Don’t be selfish! In relationships, you have to give and take. When one person is doing all the giving and one person is doing all the receiving the relationship is lopsided and not balanced. Giving to others not only benefits them- but it benefits you, too. When we give to others it comes back to us.
When people know that you are honest it’s easy for them to believe and trust what you say. When honesty is an issue in a relationship then trust becomes an issue, too. You have to say what you mean and mean what you say. Honesty is still the best policy.
7. Don’t make one person your everything
When you make someone your everything- you give them the power that you should have. Your happiness in life will be tied to how they feel about you. You have to make sure you are a complete person in your relationships so that your happiness is dependent on you and not someone else.
8. Spend time
It takes spending time with those you are in a relationship with to see it continue to grow strong. Charles Stanley stated, “relationship thrive with consistent interaction but wither if they are neglected”. Don’t let your relationships wither away because you are so busy.
9. Get understanding
Many relationships breakdowns have stemmed from a misunderstanding. Some of this can be prevented when you first try to get an understanding from someone else perspective and then get your point across.
10. Be real
There is only one you and you are unique. You should not have to act like something you are not to get those you are in a relationship with to like you. If you are a funny person, be funny. If you are a happy person, be happy. Whatever type of person you are be real and be you.
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