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Date :  29-Aug-2011

Dr. Pankaj Kumar
MBBS, MD (Psy) (KGMC, LKO) MIPS, MIMA, MIAPP Psychiatrist in east delhi.
PSYCHIATRIST & PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Healthy Marital Relationship - Dr. Pankaj Kumar, Psychiatrist in East Delhi


Do You Have a Healthy Marital Relationship with Your Spouse?- Common problems and solutions

                       

Question:Do You Have a Healthy Marital Relationship With Your Spouse?

 

Answer: We’ve all been around couples who have a relationship that seems flawless. You know the couples I’m talking about, the ones with an obvious healthy marital relationship. They never argue, are able to work through conflict as it arises with ease. There is a constant show of affection, love and support for each other.

I know a couple like this. They married and everything seemed to fall into place for them. They live a charmed life and it is all due to the healthy marital relationship they have with each other.

For some couples things don’t fall into place. A relationship with their spouse is more of a struggle, something that has to be worked at. A relationship that leaves them feeling empty, unloved or disrespected.

Below are the characteristics of a healthy and unhealthy marital relationship. It will help you and your spouse determine whether or not you are on the right track in your relationship or whether you both need to make some modifications in certain behaviors.

Characteristics of a Healthy Marital Relationship:

  • Not only do you feel happy and safe with your spouse, you are able to have those same feelings when alone.
  • You motivate each other to live life to the fullest. To pursue your dreams and are able to work together toward common goals.
  • You accept each other for who you are. There aren’t any expectations that the other will or needs to change.
  • You both feel secure in expressing your opinion. You know your spouse will listen and take into consideration your feelings on issues that arise.
  • Your relationship with each other is your main priority. If something comes up that will cause stress in the relationship you always defer to what is best for the relationship.
  • Marital problems and conflicts do not cause you to feel insecure. Your spouse can become upset with you without you taking on the attitude that you are no longer loved. You fully understand that conflict is a part of any healthy marital relationship.
  • If you are asked about your relationship the majority of what you have to say about it is positive.
  • You are able to communicate in an open and honest way with each other.
  • You always feel loving, kind
 
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