7 essential skills for a healthy relationship

#1. Communication
This category involves critically important skills: knowing how to listen, sharing your thoughts and feelings honestly, refraining from criticising and encouraging your partner to share his or her feelings.

I don’t think I have a problem with listening. I am willing to share, maybe sometimes selective, prior that I’ll think if its convenient for my significant other to listen and consider the impact on his feelings.

#2. Knowledge of Partner
What’s his shirt size? What’s his favourite food? After communication, simply knowing a lot about your partner is a powerful way of showing that you care, and makes you better equipped to tend to his or her ongoing needs

I think I’m doing alright in this field?

#3. Conflict Resolution
Conflict-resolution skills include techniques such as staying focused on the topic, staying focused on the present, being ready to forgive or apologise, knowing when to take a break.

I focus on the topic, I’m logical…

#4. Life Skills
Do you plan for emergencies? Do you exercise and stay fit? Studies show that people usually want their partners to contribute a degree of security to a long-term relationship. People also want their partners to take good care of themselves.

“Take good care of themselves” is the keyword. I hate it when small actions now may pose a big threat to health and wellness at a later age.

#5. Self-Management
This is not the same as life skills. People who are skilled at self-management take inventories of their strengths and weaknesses and always strive for improvement. They know how to interpret disturbing events in positive ways and they work hard to reach their goals.

I don’t think this poses a problem.

#6. Sex and Romance
People with strong skills in these areas enquire and care about how to please their partner sexually, set aside time for intimacy, refrain from blaming their partner when sex doesn’t go smoothly, and try to stay physically attractive for their partner.

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#7. ??? ???

I think my own rendition of #7 would be equality. Except of yourself what you’ll expect of your partner. Be as forgiving and as accepting of your partner as you are of your family and friends. Be willing to both give and receive.

 

The original article

http://sg.news.yahoo.com/photos/7-essential-relationship-skills-slideshow/-photo-2415676-030500793.html

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