While different once you are at home

While romantic relationships are an important aspect of our
lives, it is equally important to maintain one’s own identity.  Catering only to a relationship can lead to
one forgetting to cultivate a life beyond it. It is essential to be able to
maintain interests and bonds outside of one’s relationship with a significant
other.

A
relationship is different once you are at home and its different once you are
outside amongst your friends. With a relationship at home you are able to have
plans, cook meals, go for strolls, travel together with your partner.

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Sometimes it
becomes difficult for the other partner to carry on some other tasks when you
both are constantly together.

 It is also a good thing to be in your partners
company however spending time away from each other will make you realize their
worth.  Partner would have more stuff to
talk about if they are enjoying a life outside a relationship with others.

Maintaining other
connections or friendships, will improve different areas of life enabling
interaction at different levels.

Don’t let your relationship
define you

Outside
your marriage you may play a different role in society. One may be a
politician, a businesswoman, a mentor, CEO, an artist or even just a friend.
Let these identities work in tandem to complete you, instead of being defined
by just your relationship. Do not lose your individuality, or unique
personality as a result of being in a relationship.

Being
under the constant influence of someone makes you less connected to yourself.

Space is
important

Giving
someone their space does not mean you should ignore your partner. View the
spaces in the relationships as a small breather in which you have the time to
pursue other activities and experiences. Providing one another the opportunity
to miss and be missed can help improve intimacy as well. It may prevent an
individual from feeling suffocated or overwhelmed by the relationship. Learning
to have the right amount of space is essential as well.

However,
it is important to understand what suits your relationship the best. Too much
space could mean reduced intimacy, allowing the relationship to fall apart.
Giving each other space does not means that one has to leave the other partner
for weeks or months to pursue different interests. Space is essential so that
the partners give each other time to reflect and take necessary steps daily
towards their paths.

One
may also encounter tense and trying times in a relationship. In such times it is
better to give one some space in order to clear one’s mind and avoid hurtful words.
By allowing space in a relationship you are creating an opportunity for trust
to flourish.  When there is enough
personal space experienced in a relationship more trust is built.

However,
this does not mean that you begin to exclude your partner in your activities,
interests or daily life. There would be less negative feelings and worry. When
the partners are with each other without or with a very little space in the relationship
it may get boring and makes the relationship suffer.

In
order to keeps a healthy relationship going, space is very essential.

These
are some ways to maintain space while keeping a healthy relationship:

–         
Spend some time on your own, even if it’s for a few hours during
the weekends.

–         
Take some classes to pursue your own interests.

–         
Allow each other to spend separate time with their friends.

–         
Keep a time to read or meditate daily.

 

Time spent alone, while doing constructive or valuable work can
pave the way towards maintaining a healthy relationship; in turn raising your
personal happiness.

 

Therappo offers online counseling to help marriages and
relationships that may be in trouble. There are individual or joint sessions
taken through online counseling, in order to resolve relationship and marital
issues. Through our sessions one can gain insights and ponder over each other’s
personality differences, needs as well as expectations. There are strategies
that can be easily adopted to make a relationship or a marriage a healthier,
and happier experience.