20 ESSENTIAL SKILLS EVERY RELATIONSHIP NEEDS

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These essential relationship skills are needed in every relationship. I expect you take a hard look at yourself after reading this article and find out the essential skills lacking in your relationship.

Check them out below

1. YOU TAKE AN INTEREST IN WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO YOUR PARTNER

You need this essential skill in your relationship if you want to make it work. It’s important you take an interest in what’s important to your partner.

2. SEE THINGS FROM YOUR PARTNER’S PERSPECTIVE

Another important relationship skill you need to have is the ability to see things from your partner’s perspective. When you see things from your partner’s point of view, so many issues would be averted in your relationship.

3. YOU TOUCH YOUR PARTNER AFFECTIONATELY

You need to express love for your partner through touch. Do you hold your partner’s hand when out in public? Do you always seek to give your partner a hug? Ability to express your love through touch is another essential skill you need to have a successful relationship.

4. YOU SEEK WAYS TO SETTLE ARGUMENTS IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP QUICKLY

Arguments whether major or minor are bound to happen in every relationship. The ability to settle arguments quickly in your relationship in a healthy way is really important in every relationship.

5. KNOWING WHEN YOUR PARTNER NEEDS SOME TLC

Picking up on your partner’s cues when your partner needs some TLC is a very important relationship skill you need.

6. ABILITY TO HAVE FUN WITH YOUR PARTNER

Do you always create out time to have good fun with your partner? Having fun in your relationship is really important. You need to make an effort to do the things that you and your partner enjoy doing together.

7. ABILITY TO EXPRESS LOVE VERBALLY

Expressing love verbally in your relationship is very important. When was the last time you told your partner you love him/her? Do not underestimate the power of expressing love verbally in your relationship.

8. ABILITY TO BE THERE FOR YOUR PARTNER DURING TOUGH TIMES

You shouldn’t just be with your partner during good times, your partner also expects you to be there during tough times too. The ability to genuinely care for your partner during tough times is a relationship ability you need.

9. YOU SPLIT THE TASKS AND DO YOUR FAIR SHARE

This tip is really important for the men. Men have this attitude of thinking all they have to do is watch TV while the lady cleans up and cook his meals. If you desire a happy relationship, you should ensure a division of labour in your relationship. Don’t overwork your lady.

10. ABILITY TO PROVIDE USEFUL ADVICE

The ability to provide useful advice when your partner is struggling with a decision and wants your opinion is also needed in every relationship. What kind of advice do you offer your partner?

11. YOU INTRODUCE YOUR PARTNER TO NEW EXPERIENCES

This ability is needed in your relationship so your relationship doesn’t get stale. Introducing your partner to new experiences like new hobbies, books, TV shows etc helps refresh the relationship.

12. THE ABILITY TO BE TRUSTWORTHY

Are you trustworthy? Being trustworthy is really essential in every relationship.

13. THE ABILITY TO BE YOUR PARTNER’S EMOTIONAL ROCK

Being emotionally reliable is an important relationship skill needed in every relationship. Your partner needs to have complete confidence that you are always there.

14. YOUR ABILITY TO BOOST YOUR PARTNER’S SELF-ESTEEM

Do you boost your partner’s self-esteem? This is an essential relationship skill you need. You need to help your partner recognise the good qualities they have which they don’t recognise.

15. THE ABILITY TO GREET YOUR PARTNER WARMLY

How do you greet your partner? Do you greet your partner with emotionally warmth? Doing this is an important relationship skill you need.

16. THE ABILITY TO LISTEN TO YOUR PARTNER WITHOUT BEING DEFENSIVE

This is an essential relationship skill you need in your relationship. Do you listen to your partner without trying to be defensive?

17. THE ABILITY TO COMPROMISE

You can’t have a successful relationship if you are not willing to bend to your partner’s wants sometimes. You have to be able to find a middle ground and also learn to take your partner’s suggestions.

18. ABILITY TO BE VULNERABLE

Are you willing to be vulnerable and let your partner into your emotional world? Your relationship doesn’t need you building a shield around you.

19. ABILITY NOT TO TAKE OUT FRUSTRATIONS ON YOUR PARTNER

Most people easily transfer aggression to their partner and this is really wrong for any relationship. You need to have the ability to deal with issues without taking it on your partner.

20. YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR PARTNER

A successful relationship needs two understanding partners. You need to know what your partner likes, their goals etc.

Phil

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