Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Relationship Psychology - Can Save Your Relationship

The science of relationship psychology can be used to improve your relationship, at it's core its simply a way to learn how to identify and learn to change the destructive things you do in a relationship. This could be something as simple as always falling for the wrong person or just being so insecure that you slowly tear your relationship apart.

Learning to understand each other, and actually listen to what your partner has to say is a vital skill that you must learn if you want peace in your relationship.

It's no surprise that men and woman communicate differently, too. We all know that men tend to like to take action and women are more likely to want to talk about the situation. That in a nutshell is the big reason why men and women have so many difficulties in relationships, they just need to learn how to communicate more effectively with each other.

When it comes to using relationship psychology to help improve your relationship, talk to your partner about what they think is the perfect relationship and what they expect this relationship will be like.

They may have an all together different idea than you do about the subject. Say, for example, that your husband grew up in a home where his father dominated everything then he may feel he has that right in his own relationship. And if you grew up in a family that was more democratic than that and everyone was allowed to be a part of any decisions that were made, then there will be problems in your relationship.

Getting things out in the open and learning to deal with them right from the beginning will enable the two of you to not have any misunderstandings or get your feelings hurt because you understand where the other is coming from.

If you think you have met your perfect match, your soul mate, the love of your life, that does not mean that everything will always be sunshine and roses. I think a lot of people who think they have met 'the one' mistakenly assume that they will always get along and the relationship will always be perfect and that they won't have to work at it. Well, let me tell you something, life is not a fairy tale and relationships like that only happen in fairy tales.

Having a healthy relationship does not just happen, it takes some effort on both your parts. So educate yourselves right from the beginning and then put what you learn into practice, simple.

If you really want to start out on the right foot, get some premarital counseling. There are counselors who specialize in premarital counseling or the minister of your church probably offers it as well. Use this time to build on the good things about your relationship and nip the problem areas in the bud. The counselor can teach you both how to communicate effectively and give you both insight into how your partner thinks and behaves in certain situations.

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