What does a good relationship look like?
All relationships look different because no two people are the same. However, good relationships often have some things in common:
Both partners feel open to discuss problems with the other.
Both partners treat each other with the respect they’d wish for themselves.
Both partners feel and act as though the other is their equal.
Both partners devote time and energy to the relationship
Both partners are willing to give a little to come to some understanding.
Communication is more that talking or listening when someone else is talking. Communication is an involved process of expressing yourself, hearing what someone else is saying and checking with that person to be sure you understand the message. Communication involves words, body language and tone of voice. To be a good communicator, it is important to be a good listener as well as to be verbally expressive.
Over 50% of marriages in the United States end in divorce. However, this does not mean divorce or separation is easy. Many individuals and couples seek help during times of divorce and/or separation. Help may come in many forms, such as emotional support and understanding through this difficult time, practical skills such as stress management skills and developing a support system, therapy for family members to help them adjust to changes.
Sometimes even good relationships become stuck and may need help out of a rut. By visiting one of our trained staff at Family Service of the Piedmont, Inc. you may receive the little extra help you need to get your relationship on the road again, as well as support in deciding which road is best for the relationship.