Wise Things to Know About Good Relationships

By Sandy Schroeder

Most of us do the homework when it comes to relationships. We usually make the effort to pay attention and do everything right. If you are considering a new relationship, or seeking to keep your current relationship healthy, some of  prevention.com’s thoughts on good relationships might be useful.

Similar Types Can be Magnetic – Essentially whatever signal you are sending out will come back to you. Laughter attracts giggles. Anger attracts prickly people. If you are looking for a new relationship, think about the qualities you value most, then work on those in yourself. Maybe you want to be more upbeat, reliable or creative. The more you send that signal out, the better chance you will connect with it.

I have seen this play out over and over. Even when people seem dissimilar, if you look more closely you may see the similarities that brought them together.

Use intuition to refine your choices – That feeling in your gut that this is it, or no way, may be worth noting. Lots of things can get in the way, great looks, intensity, and background similarities may confuse the issue. But use your gut reaction to look deeper. Do you feel vaguely concerned or really comfortable? Do your vibes say this is positive, mixed, or not happening? If it reads negative, you might be wise to pass.

The way you see people can influence them. If you have ever looked at a couple and wondered how they got together, this might be what is happening. She or he may see wonderful things in the person that others miss. In the process, that person responds to the positive attention and those qualities expand. I have known couples who made this work beautifully. She saw his brilliant side, and he responded by achieving goals he might not have attained without her. He saw her goodness behind her snappiness. She responded and stopped snapping.

This can work in your current relationship. Let your partner know how much you value their kindness, lightheartedness, reliability, or perception.

Healthy relationships thrive on give and take – Happy couples often enjoy helping each other and sharing tasks, never being concerned if it always comes out even. Giving just because you want to can happen anytime, anywhere, with your friends, colleagues and family. Letting them know you were thinking of them can become flowers, wine, a perfect card.

Giving just because it’s the thing to do works, too. Helping someone who is lost, short of cash, or in need of a lift, just happens. Not because you planned it, but because it was the thing to do at that moment.

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