Perfection is an illusion, especially in relationships. People are still trying to achieve the best balance possible. That’s not just a constant effort to do the right thing. But you also need to avoid things that could harm your relationship in the long run. Whether it’s with parents, siblings, friends, or loved ones, let us share some tips from mental health experts.
Psychologist and mental health coach Dr. Lalita Suklani shared an interesting Instagram post on the subject. She emphasizes what we need to stop doing, knowingly or unintentionally, for a healthy relationship. According to Harvard Health Publishing, people who are successful and fulfilled in relationships are happier. have fewer health problems and live longer
The way you approach a relationship may be driven in many ways by your past experiences. It will also be governed by how your relationship evolves. evolve over time and the effort the other person is willing to put in to get things done.
Tips to Avoid a Toxic Relationship
Having strong emotional boundaries is one of the first steps you need to take to avoid a toxic relationship. Know how you feel and how others make you feel in a given situation.
Dr. Lalita Sukonnee suggested the following guidelines for maintaining a good relationship.
1. Stop being silent about things that hurt you.
Silence is the greatest revenge. But revenge is not a healthy way to deal with a relationship. It will only make the toxic relationship worse for you. Sometimes people avoid conflict by staying quiet. and hope that things will improve. Sometimes people excuse unhealthy behaviors because of how they feel about other people. “Damaging one’s own boundaries to maintain peace” is not the way to deal with a toxic relationship, Dr. Zuglani said.
Not speaking out against injustice or things you might not agree with. It will lead to emotions building up and the bubble bursting one day. before that happens Break the silence and express your feelings. A healthy relationship is about having the freedom to share your hearts and minds.
2. STOP won’t let go
When a relationship seems to be on the decline or you notice the signs of a toxic relationship Stop being afraid to let go. Whenever you’re uncomfortable with not being consistently doing the right thing. Take a step back and set him free. When we refuse to let go because we fear what will happen next. It might not be healthy for the relationship.
Your bond with your loved one should be about love. not fear They should be comforting and not disturbing, so avoid having toxic energy in your life and let it go when you need it.
Read more: Let go of toxic romance and find love within yourself
3. Stop expecting people to read your mind.
They say expectation is the root of suffering. And you bet they were right. It’s not about expecting gifts. travel or outings even You may hinder your chances of a healthy relationship when you start expecting people to know what’s on your mind. when you expect something but got something else Or, worse yet, nothing at all. On the other hand, that creates the foundation of a toxic relationship. It’s easier to show what you expect. Use good communication for good relationships.
4. Stop getting too involved in your relationship.
We may not know But as soon as we start getting ‘too busy’ to do and spend time with people. The distance grew more and more. Stop doing this, Dr. Zuclani suggests. Time is the greatest gift you can give your relationship. Not talking to enough people or not hearing them enough will only build up a thick wall, so make time and dedication if your calendar gets busy. A person who truly cares always cherishes it!
5. Stop trying to get ‘equal’
Relationships are emotional. We understand that anger is just as emotional in nature as anger. with love and passion But engagement isn’t about trying to make it. ‘On equal footing’ with whom? Sometimes when you react to a situation in an angry manner. You might make them feel bad. The side effects of anger in a relationship are many. Even if you try to deal with a toxic situation. You should calm down first. Anger will only make matters worse and will take you away from your dreams of a healthy relationship. and push you into a toxic relationship.
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