Things You Shouldn’t Be Afraid To Speak Of In a Healthy Relationship
Do you have a voice in your relationship?
A real relationship does not force one to change who they are but to become better companions for their loved ones. Note: BETTER. Being in a relationship does not mean, “ubaki mang’aa juu alikupata ukiwa mang’aa” Growth is essential. Also, no single partner should feel as if their voice is muffled. Your partner should accept you for who you are and realize you are a human being. Here are a few things you should never be afraid to speak of in a relationship.
1. “I was not happy with this or that…”
If your partner does something and you don’t like it, or you feel offended, just let them know you that you did not like it. This is part of getting to know each other. You are part of the relationship too so don’t be scared to speak up.
2. “You are wrong…”
It is important to let your partner be but whenever your spouse is wrong let them know. A relationship should ideally make each one of you a better person. Remember, correct your spouse in a loving way, so that it’s not taken the wrong way.
3. Saying “NO”
You have the right to say “No” to anything that you don’t like. If you are not free to say “No” to anything in your relationship, you are in an unhealthy, abusive, or controlling relationship.
4. “I am afraid…”
The key to a happy relationship is communication. It’s okay to let your better half know when you are scared of something. If your partner loves you, he or she will walk down with you on that road, encourage you, or show you that you can trust them. If you are afraid of a particular investment, particular friends, a new procedure, (just normal circumstances in life) speak out!
5. Telling your better half what you want
Never be afraid to tell your better half what you need or want. Your partner may not have a clue of what you need. If you assume that your partner knows, then you open yourself to the possibility of getting upset just because your partner couldn’t read your mind. It’s better to be straight forward and let your partner know what exactly you want. This applies to simple things as well as complicated things.