8 habits that make a strong and healthy relationship. 509

A romantic relationship between two people is unlike any other in life. You can have multiple friends and colleagues, but you can (or should) only have one “significant other.” And trust me on this, habits can have a powerful impact on your relationship. Once you put the habits into practice the eventually become an act of unconsciousness.  You need to work to make sure that your relationship grows strong and stay strong.

I have a list of few simple and easy habits to prop up a happy and healthy twosome.

1. The key ingredient……Respect 

Showing respect towards your partner is the first milestone that you have to achieve in the journey of being and maintaining a healthy relationship. It’s a habit worth creating and practising as it is the key element for a happy, healthy and long lasting bonding. You may have different viewpoints towards life but it does not mean you should degrade and disrespect your partner and put him down.

2. A must, once in a day……Reconnect

For a happy and long lasting relationship reconnecting with your partner over the day is very crucial. It can be as simple as sending a loving text or making a call to your partner as and when you get little free time from the busy schedule. Be more creative and try to focus on ways to reconnect with your partner. Couples who commit to prioritizing time to be together and shows affection are definitely the happiest.

3. Say a big No to….Comparison

We often compare our lives with other – what jobs people have, their homes, clothes etc. And with the help of social media, we have started to compare the relationships as well. Be content with what you have. Every person is unique in its own way and has their own style of expressing. Do not compare it with others. Comparing yourself to other couples is a recipe for disaster. Remember that the grass is not always greener on the other side.

4. The most crucial one…..Communication

Communicating with your partner plays an important role in maintaining a healthy relationship. Make a habit of discussing even the silly topics. Communicating makes you move ahead in your relationship whether it’s expressing your love every single moment or be any issue, communicate it all with our partner. In order to move forward and grow, you two need to be able to truly talk about your feelings.

5. Helping helps….Work together

It’s always fun when you work together for your home whether being cooking or cleaning. It’s the perfect opportunity to spend the quality time together. It builds a strong connection between a couple. It’s fine to enjoy little distractions, but it’s crucial to make sure you two are still engaging while working and spending quality time together to maintain a deep connection.

6. The magic word….Appreciation

Often we forget to let our partner know that how much we appreciate them. We do think it but do not remember to express. So appreciate your partner, it’s as simple as that. You can leave a love note before going to work or bring flowers at home or any other thing. Remember that a flower a day keep the fights at bay.

7. The wonderful feeling….Hold & Hug

Couples should just take out a little time each morning and night just to hold each other. Give a hug before leaving for work or hug before sleeping at night, kiss goodbye before leaving to work etc. Making out time to make eye contact with your partner and kiss them, shows that you prioritize your relationship even during the busiest of mornings or evenings. This is a wonderful way to start and end your day.

8. Be wise on….Disagreements

There will be times when you can disagree with your partner or certain issues but do not try to let down each other. Choose and solve your battles wisely instead of arguing and yelling. Differences of opinion had to be there in a relationship so it’s important to bring the issues to the forefront and walk through the hard times together. Don’t let small issues grow into big quarrels.

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This little girl is afraid of lights…. WHY?? Watch the video! 232

A couple of days back I and my daughter witnessed an accident of a man with his child driving on a bike. Lot many people gathered at the spot and some helped the victims. I and my daughter stopped and helped the child who did not have any major wounds but was scarred here and there and was bleeding a little. The man too, but his back was hit badly to the road divider. Probably, I am afraid the inside damage may take some time to be revealed, though I hope he will be healed fully. The public started judging that the father must have lost control. Either he was driving with high speed or was on the phone while driving.

The truth was none of these reasons and the father had no mistake. The mistake was the car that sped away which drove in front of him while they were on the road in opposite direction. The father was at normal speed but when the car took a left turn and the high beam light blinded the father and he could not open his eyes. This made him lose control as he was caught suddenly. The car driver did not realize what he did or how he became a reason for someone to fall and so he just drove away. Luckily the father and daughter did not have any much damage, but what if something serious happened? Who is responsible for it?

Dear people, most vehicles have an option to dimmer your headlights. While driving in city limits keep your headlights dim and when in a darker and outskirts place you can make it higher. Many do not realize this and drive without even bothering about it. Please, do not be a reason of someone’s death knowingly or unknowingly. Do not take away a child’s father or mother just because you were too ignorant to check your headlights while driving. Here is a beautiful video that explains what I am talking. Share with your family and friends and spread the awareness. Because like you many just do not realize and once they know, I am sure people will be careful.

“I Fear a Relapse”, Says Deepika Padukone. 1379

The trailer of the most awaited Padmavati movie was released making us wait on a tiptoe for the movie to be released soon which is actually on December 1st, 2017 (See the trailer here). While on-screen Rani Padmini fights for her honor, the actress who plays the role, Deepika Padukone is fighting altogether a different battle in her real life.

While shooting for the Happy New Year movie, Deepika was fighting her inner battle of depression. Although she did not realize it then. Her mother who came to visit felt there was something wrong and requested Anna Chandy, a psychiatrist from Bengaluru to talk to her daughter. Though Deepika ignored it for a period of time, she finally recognized her problem and took steps to cure it. However, in a recent event, while talking about the Jauhar scene of Rani Padmini in the movie Padmavati, she revealed that she lives in a constant fear of a relapse of depression. She said “ I don’t think, I am completely over it. There is always a fear of relapse as that phase when it happened is the worst experience in my life”.

Since her opening up about her condition in public, there are numerous articles written about depression and there are plenty of suggestion available for someone who is looking for help. But, the truth is a lot many of the population who are suffering from depression do not know that they have it and they need help. Most of them try to think it is nothing but stress, fatigue and they are over-worked.

Like Deepika said in one of her interviews earlier while talking about her feelings during the time, being sad and being depressed are two different things. When someone is sad, they look sad, but when someone is depressed, most of the times they hide it. They try to behave normally while the feeling of emptiness keeps nagging at them. You do not have to be poor or have to lose something in life to be depressed. Sometimes the feeling of depression has no reason.

How to recognize the signs?

When someone is depressed, you may notice certain changes in them. Such as,

  • Less interested in daily activities
  • Loss of appetite and weight changes (can lose or gain)
  • being angry and irritable most of the times
  • less energised
  • self-loathing
  • reckless behaviors
  • Change in sleeping patterns

These are some of the changes we notice in a depressed person, not for few days but on a regular basis. If you spot these in someone or if you are facing it yourself, get help. There is no age or gender who are affected by depression.

Recognizing and understanding the symptoms of depression is the first step to finding a solution. Once you know, meet a good psychiatrist and get help. There is no shame in finding help to cure a mental illness. We meet our doctors for physical illness. In the same way, sometimes our mind also need that extra help too.

Do not, I repeat do not ever be afraid to ask for help!!! Because you might be surprised that there are so many good people around you who really care and want to help you.