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5 skills to learn to be a safe partner in a relationship

Published on Jun 12, 2024 06:00 PM IST
  • From communicating respectfully to being open to feedback, here are a few skills needed to learn to be a safe partner.
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In a relationship, it is important that we work on ourselves and imbibe the skills to show up in a loving and nurturing way for our partner. "Being a safe partner means making the choice to show up and do the work required. It may not always be easy, but it’s a necessary part of creating secure, loving and thriving relationships," wrote Therapist Lucille Shackleton. Here are a few skills that we need to learn to be a safe partner in a relationship.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 12, 2024 06:00 PM IST

In a relationship, it is important that we work on ourselves and imbibe the skills to show up in a loving and nurturing way for our partner. "Being a safe partner means making the choice to show up and do the work required. It may not always be easy, but it’s a necessary part of creating secure, loving and thriving relationships," wrote Therapist Lucille Shackleton. Here are a few skills that we need to learn to be a safe partner in a relationship.(Unsplash)

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We should learn to regulate our emotions so that we can address them in a healthy manner. This also helps others to safely express their emotions to us. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 12, 2024 06:00 PM IST

We should learn to regulate our emotions so that we can address them in a healthy manner. This also helps others to safely express their emotions to us. (Unsplash)

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We should be open to feedback. We should try to incorporate healthy criticism in our behavioural patterns to become better versions of ourselves. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 12, 2024 06:00 PM IST

We should be open to feedback. We should try to incorporate healthy criticism in our behavioural patterns to become better versions of ourselves. (Unsplash)

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We should work on ourselves to become the partner who can comfort the other person through a difficult conversation. We should learn to sit with our emotions and address them effectively. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 12, 2024 06:00 PM IST

We should work on ourselves to become the partner who can comfort the other person through a difficult conversation. We should learn to sit with our emotions and address them effectively. (Unsplash)

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We should be considerate of our partner's emotions, choices, decisions, words and behaviours. We should respect their individuality and celebrate them for who they are. (Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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We should be considerate of our partner's emotions, choices, decisions, words and behaviours. We should respect their individuality and celebrate them for who they are. (Pixabay)

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We should learn to carefully use our words, tone and actions when we communicate with our partner. Communication forms the foundation block of healthy relationships. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 12, 2024 06:00 PM IST

We should learn to carefully use our words, tone and actions when we communicate with our partner. Communication forms the foundation block of healthy relationships. (Unsplash)

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