Unspoken Relationship Etiquettes
Disclaimer : These are observations made from counseling sessions and shared to create awareness towards supporting Mental Health.
In the chemical release of exuberance of being in love and the happiness it engulfs us , often we forget to keep up respect and space in our relationships. During the holiday and wedding season across the world we find creating, restoring and maintaining relationships by product of human social interaction. With a hope in the new year we are well equipped with calm strategies such as these etiquettes to create healthy and fulfilling relationships on our terms.
In enquiring about what is valued by people in relationships, romantic and non-romantic as well, basic etiquettes and personal boundaries were highlighted.
- Don’t interrupt when the other person is talking. Ask to be heard & listen with intent
- Don’t judge someone by their appearance. Many people have missed opportunities as a result of it not , clothes add to the persona not make
- Always respect someone’s personal space , especially in relationships, keep boundaries clear and communicate about it.
- Never assume something about someone. Talk to them if you care, communicate & show concern in building the relationship.
- Apologize when you’re wrong. Ego never adds anything valuable to you. Rather it subtracts. Accept the other person’s apology as well, communicate the importance of recognising flaws in the relationship.
- Don’t talk badly about someone behind their back. It is a way of telling the audience you will do the same about them. In any relationship to the outside world you are each other’s ambassadors, be good ambassador people know the other through you. Create positive narratives.
- Be honest, even if it’s hard. And say No when it is not comfortable to you, even if it hurts. Accept and understand when they say no as well.
- Don’t gossip or spread rumors, even on social media.
- Don’t stare or make inappropriate comments about the other in relationships, the way you speak to, about and for them creates a self image of the individual. Add positivity to the self image
- Treat others how you want to be treated.
- Offer help when you can, but do not be compelled to do so.
- Don’t let your anger control your actions or reactions towards the person, what is triggering you is the area that needs work at an individual and relationship level.
- Relationships are work in progress of becoming aware of the individual perceptions blocking clear, concise, compassionate and connected communication to create authentic conscious relationships.
- Our blogs are attempting to practice conscious awareness in building lasting relationships with oneself and others.
Learn more and check out Boundaries of Communication in Social Settings